Halo and Xbox are now 17?!

HalocombatevolvedcortanamasterchiefHalo Combat Evolved and The X-Box turned 17… yesterday. Oopse. I checked reddit and Kotaku, and I didn’t see ANYTHING until after work. Awesome. So… what are my memories of X-Box? I owned one briefly.

I used it to store my music and thought that it was super nifty to listen to music while playing video games. The controller was terrible, but it was the only place that I could play SNK vs. Capcom Chaos. Seriously… that game did not even become backwards compatible for Xbox 360 and as of right now… still not available on Xbox One or anywhere else. All of that being said… I still sold the system that I got for free  from working at GameStop.

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That’s right. I worked at GameStop, received the demo unit we had when we were getting rid of it around the time of the 360 I suppose, and yeah… it was just okay?

Halo: Combat Evolved? I had friends who played it, and I just wasn’t into the multiplayer at first. My ASM at GameStop had to escort me through the game in campaign mode, and yeah… I loved it. To me, Halo is campaign mode and then multiplayer.

Dead_or_Alive_UltimateCombat Evolved and Halo, in general, is the only FPS game and series that I really love and follow. The Duke controller was terrible and turned me off, and the smaller controller was better, but X-Box’s D-pad it terrible for fighting games.

I feel bad for the original X-Box. It went up against PS2 and The Gamecube… Final Fantasy X, Super Smash bros. Melee, Resident Evil 4, Jak and Daxter, etc… I just wasn’t the kind of gamer then that would have enjoyed games like Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, Doom 3, and Ninja Gaiden Black.

Dead or Alive Ultimate was fun? I played it more on X-Box 360 though. The X-box 360 had the games that should have been on X-Box original as well as X-Box One. Sorry not sorry. Great hardware though.

 

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PC Classic

Word on the street is that there is a PC Classic that’s being crowdfunded. Here’s the video for it:

So, since there aren’t any license games for this thing yet, I thought that I would make some suggestions below:

  1. jezzballSolitaire
  2. Chip’s Challenge
  3. Minesweeper
  4. Jeezball
  5. Space Cadet 3D Pinball
  6. Ski Free
  7. Gorillas.bas
  8. Outrun (DOS)
  9. ffvii pcNumber Munchers
  10. Oregon Trail
  11. Half Life
  12. Unreal Tournament
  13. Duke Nukem 3D
  14. Wolfenstein
  15. Quake
  16. The Secret of Monkey Island
  17. Final Fantasy VII
  18. System Shock
  19. War Craft
  20. Fall Out
  21. Septerra CoreSepterra Core: Legacy of the Creator
  22. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
  23. Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?
  24. Math Blaster
  25. Lemmings
  26. Red Alert
  27. Civilization
  28. Microsoft Word XP
  29. Microsoft Power Point XP
  30. Mario Teaches Typing
  31. SNES9xMS. Paint
  32. Shit ton of emulators
  33. Current Internet Browser
  34. YouTube App
  35. Netflix app

Those are my pics… and the crazy thing is… I can already play a lot of these things via Steam! Oh, what a crazy world that we live in!

Here is your Playstation Classic lineup

If you were wanting Crash Bandicoot or Motor Toon Grand Prix…prepare to be disappointed?

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

No Darkstalkers 3?! This is discrimination of the worst kind! The kind I mildly care about! Oh, and Tomb Raider, Duke Nukem 3D, Gex, Bushido Blade, Croc, and Mortal Kombat Trilogy are missing as well.

Le sigh.

I played SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

DSCN0067.JPGWhen I went to Comiket today, I did not anticipate seeing SNK there… but, to be fair… I way underestimated the scope of this event, as it is a lot more than indie manga comics, like I had been led to believe… more of that though in a later post. though.

Since I was there, I got a chance to play their upcoming game SNK Herines Tag Team Frenzy… so what did
I think? Well… it may not be the game for me.

DSCN0063I love King of Fighters and Fatal Fury… but sadly, it doesn’t play like that. It seems SNK is continuing the trend of games like Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom… by sounding and looking like games that I
should be great at, and simplifying the controls to the point where I’m horrible at the game. AWESOME.

I played the game on PS4, after a Caucasian woman let me see the controls on a laminated piece of paper that was in Japanese. Awesome. I immediately made a fool of myself trying to start the game by pressing X, which she corrected me by telling me that it is O to start. I should have known that.

DSCN0068Once into the game… I tried doing Terry Bogard’s moves, but eh… I ran into the problem that this game doesn’t quite work like that. While she didn’t explain the controls, it was easy enough to figure out that there was a light, heavy, and special… where you can literally just push the special down to do a move that used to require multiple button presses, such as down back punch for a Burn Knuckle. I believe you can also push a directional button to change up the super used. This should make the game easier, but my mind routinely goes back to Street Fighter II every time I pick up a traditional appearing fighting game. Furthermore, you have to perform a move called a dream finisher to defeat your opponent.

DSCN0057Oh, and there’s a button to switch out a character, and it was more fluid feeling than the last few VS. games.

This game… umm… what?! I… *sigh* okay. Also, there’s tons of weird emojy like things and sparkles or whatever when your character is doing a move tat actually look pretty annoying?

I love the fact that they added a rule 63 Terry Bogard, but I just can’t fluidly play this game based on muscle memory, and that sucks… for me. But it’s 2018, and lately I’ve had to come to terms that continuations of things that I like might not necessarily be for me? Which once again… what?!

My review thus far is that… I’m iffy if this game will have lasting appeal for me. Below is some more pictures from my time at their booth.

5 (Halo) Games that I think would be a good idea to exist

Halo 5 was a bit of a bummer for everyone and who even knows what the new Halo Infinite will be. Surprisingly, the next Halo game will be a light gun game for the arcade made by a 3rd party. Since Microsoft is hurting, and Halo’s future is unclear, I thought that it would be amusing to come up with my own ideas for the series/system.

  1. UNSC_AI_Unit_-_Cortana_-_Rampancy_-_SufferingM rated Halo Parody
    • Play through a spoof of the classic games with some adult humor written by comedians. It would be nostalgic, comedic, dumb, and sexy. Imagine a level where Cortana is trying to explain how something happened, and like The Stanley Parable, she has to re-start things. Things get crazier as she tries to remember the story of herself and Master Chief’s adventures. It turns out that this Mature/Funny story is a rampant fragment of Cortana talking to herself as she is slowly dying at at the end of Halo 4.
  2. Mega Bloks Halo
    • The canceled prototype looked amazing, and family friendly. Make it.
  3. sonic all star with banjoX-Box Cart
    • Family friendly Mario Kart clone featuring Banjo Kazooie, Minecraft’s main character, your avatar character, Halo characters, Gears of War characters, Killer Instinct Characters, etc. It would be just as influenced by Sonic All Star Racing as it is Mario Kart.
  4. ODST styled spin offs set in each Halo game engine using the Master Chief collection’s engine.
  5. Red vs. Blue: The Game. Maybe do it for the anniversary of one of the games or the series, but actually make a game written and voiced by Rooster Teeth. Maybe have it be a ‘lost season’ of that series.