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It’s been a while but I’m back. This is a video review I created for APG Nation (check us out at http://www.apgnation.com) .

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Tuesday September 1st saw the release of Mad Max on Xbox One, PS4 and PC and I’m excited as all hell, and with Metal Gear Solid V being released the same day you have a stacked week of gaming. So before playing Mad Max I thought it would be interesting to look at some earlier Mad Max games from back in the day. Are they any good? HAHAHAH-what do you think? Did I mention Mad Max? MAX MAX MAX MAX MAX.

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malmoeoe – https://www.youtube.com/user/malmoeoe

RetroStajca – https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroStacja/featured


After being driven almost mad by solving all 243 riddles throughout Gotham, I decided to sit down and record my genuine first impressions of the complete Knightfall ending. Was it worth it? Or was it a disappointing slap in the face for all my hard work?

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Post Reaction Thoughts

The day after recording my reaction I was able to really think about what I’d witnessed and analyse it in my head properly. So here are a few things that sprang to mind (as always THAR BE SPOILERS AHEAD):

Firstly Gordon questions who ‘killed’ Bruce Wayne, with the police having zero leads or real ideas as to who did it. Now either they’re all purposefully being naïve and turning a blind eye, or they’re actually fucking stupid. It’s so blatantly obvious that it’s painful.

Secondly the final shot we see is a spectral-like version of the Batman, which becomes far more demonic before attacking a couple of criminals, looking like something they would likely see under the influence of Scarecrow’s fear toxin. Now does this mean that someone else has taken up the mantel? Is Bruce Wayne still protecting the city but using fear toxin? Or is it all in their minds? Well the answer is ambiguity; it’s ambiguity for the sake of ambiguity. Unfortunately it’s always easy for writers to cop out and use that type of ending, they seemingly think leaving it all ‘unanswered’ makes the ending so much more intelligent and memorable. Well it isn’t, one of the worst things you can do with a major series/trilogy is ending it in this manner, and it rarely works. Besides this isn’t the Godfather trilogy, it’s a story about a rich bloke punching crazy people in his underwear. What did I accomplish? Was it worth it? Is Gotham better off now? Well apparently not as those two thieves were seemingly happy to continue stealing shit and murdering people.

And don’t respond with “oh but maybe in the DLC…” fuck you, that’s not something that should be used to wrap up a 2000 hour game, especially after I’ve just spent most of my free time jumping through fucking hoops to get an uninspired, lacklustre and confusing ending. DLC should be used to enhance the original product, not correct it.

Overall Arkham Knight is still a great game that just falls short of being fantastic, let’s be fair though Arkham City was a bloody hard entry to follow. Still I’m interested and excited to see what project Rocksteady will work on next, with many questioning whether they’ll move on to Superman, a character that would be far harder to do justice via a video game. But if we think this is the last Arkham game then we’re probably just as naïve as the GCPD.


This has been a long time coming, I’ve finally plucked up the courage and tackled what could possibly be the worst Lord of the Rings game I’ve EVER played. Is it as bad as I’m making it out to be? … just watch.

NOTE: Unfortunately the footage from the gamefaq’s section of the review seemed to cock up, I’m not sure why it’s flickering like that. If I mange to fix it I’ll re-upload the video…

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NOTE: This is a scene from my LOST: Via Domus review, which I eventually dropped as the game was just… fucking boring.

After what felt like an eternity I finally did it… I finally solved that BLOODY fuse box puzzle.


There are plenty of retro games that hearken back to the days of 8-bit and 16-bit consoles, but not many that show the ZX Spectrum much love. But that is no longer the case, have Tikipod created a game that is both fun to play and an affectionate love letter to a simpler era? Or has the cassette just jammed our tape players instead?

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The original Rock Boshers can be found here: http://tikipod.com/rockboshers/

UPDATE

Turns out the developer was a fan of the review…


Welcome back to Middle Earth Month, this is the second game I’ll be covering during the month of January.

Now licensed video games always get a bad reputation in the industry, but that’s not always a fair judgement. Alien: Isolation and the Shadow of Mordor have proven that there do exist good licensed games. EA also did a great job when they acquired the rights to the movie trilogy.

Special thanks to Mrkerbster3 and Alan3345 for supplying the gameplay footage!

And thank YOU for watching.

-Matt

Lost in the Warp Pipe