Archive for January, 2010

The Wos Games Of The Year 2007 Part 2

Posted in Games on January 30, 2010 by RevStu

No.2 – Earth Defence Force 2017

Yep, it’s so good I actually played it twice, which as alert WoSblog readers will realise is a substantial accolade in itself, so it seems only proper that it takes the No.2 slot as well.

EDF is a game designed to be played through more than once. You can actually select from its five difficulty levels on a mission-by-mission basis (that is, you can play Mission 1 at Easy, then Mission 2 at Hard, then Mission 3 at Normal etc), and in a similar piece of design to Dead Rising (but one that’s executed much less clumsily), the game actually wants you to.

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I am full of strongth!

Posted in Games, Random pictures on January 28, 2010 by RevStu

I think we all know just where this strongth is welling, too.

Things I learned in London another yesterday

Posted in Games, Random pictures, Snacks on January 27, 2010 by RevStu

1. That the arcade videogame business is absolutely dead. In the entirety of the International Gaming Expo (formerly/incorporating the ATEI show), occupying the whole floorspace of Earls Court, there was NOT ONE coin-op videogame on display, and only one pinball machine (an unseemly 24 licence – I didn’t see whether there was a hit-the-targets-to-torture-the-suspect mode).

The world of electronic gaming seems now to be wholly about American-style five-reel video fruit machines – there were barely even any with physical reels, and almost none licenced from any kind of British IP. Jaws and Sex And The City were about as good as it got.

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Worst. Ending text. Ever.

Posted in Games on January 27, 2010 by RevStu

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A really tall screenshot

Posted in Games, Random pictures, Vintage WoS on January 26, 2010 by RevStu

Of an old Spectrum game, just because it looks nice in blog format. (You can also click it for a vintage WoS feature from two years ago.)

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The WoS Games Of The Year 2007

Posted in Games on January 25, 2010 by RevStu

Yeah, bit behind schedule on this one. Sorry. You know how it is.

No.3 – Earth Defence Force 2017

EDF2017 pretty much killed static-console gaming for me. Apart from Super Mario Galaxy (which exists in a separate category to pretty much all other videogames), it’s the last game for any of the mainstream formats that I’ve invested any significant amount of time in, because nothing’s ever been this much fun again.

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Genius

Posted in General, Music on January 23, 2010 by RevStu

There is no other word.

See also this and this.