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Episode 45!

Posted by abootgames on January 2, 2007

I am aboot a week late with the Christmas episode – but I have the video ready at the same time ( big thanks to Kamaal for that).

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Snoopy vs. The Red Baron – PS2

  • This is great game.
  • Imagine the combat from Rogue squaron or Crimson skies, but in a fun Peanuts world.
  • Graphics are clean and very peanutty.
  • Art is a combo of cell shaded 3D stuff and actual 2D peanuts stuff
  • The music is ok, but the VO is a bit lame. The actors are obviously not the same as from the cartoon show and it feels different.
  • The gameplay is solid with a good mix of combat and flying.
  • Missions are well varied from kill this to defend that!
  • Buy this game. You WILL have fun.

Oddworld, Stranger’s wrath –

  • 3rd person action game with FPS elements.
  • In the same universe as previous Oddworlds games
  • plays like many other action games.
  • Bounty enemies for cash to upgrade and catch bigger/ badder emenies.

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition – PS2

  • To start I have never played on of these before. I’ve seen the first one played, but never done it myself.
  • This game as everybody knows is all about cool. This game covers cool, like a fat guy on a bicycle seat.
  • Graphics are very nice for the PS2. FMVs are pretty and full of humour.
  • The sound is well done, but the hard rock soundtrack is kind of annoying during the load screen… especially after you’ve died 3 or 4 times on a mission and it starts from the same spot.
  • Gameplay is the same old DMC fair: You fight hordes of spooky baddies using swords and guns in a multitude of high flying combos.
  • If you like 3rd person action (Final Fight updated) this is a great game. If you’re looking for a deeper story or something a bit more tactical this ain’t for you.

Retro Gaming Moment

Scorched Earth

  • 2d turn based straegy game
  • Freeware game released 1995
  • similar to worms
  • UBER cutomizable – gravity / weapons / physics / rubber walls / so much more
  • Weapons make all the fun
  • I would love to see an online componant added –
  • insoired Scorched Earth 3d

Download of the week

Assault Heroes – XBLA

  • Fun Smash TV kinda game
  • In and out of Vehicle Fun
  • 800 XB points to buy

New Releases – Slow week/ Holiday season

NONE – for any system – It’s freaking Christmas.
News –

PS3 supply bigger then demand. WTF?? http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=21856

Wii – Madden will use the now live forecast channel to set in game weather. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3156022

Burger King Games sell 2 million, http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/news/?id=14813


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