Saturday, June 20, 2009

Games Played 06/06/2009

The Dark Eye: Drakensang Demo - PC
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Wii*
Infamous - PlayStation 3
Neverwinter Nights 2 - PC
1 vs. 100 Extended Play Beta - X-Box 360**

*Darn. This game is so vulgar, it should have been rated AO!

**It's a bit boring to be honest. I rather be on The Price is Right. When are they
going to make that one live where people can participate using Skype?


Capcom Generation 2 (1998)
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd.
Platform: SegaSaturn
Purchase Date: 09/05/2002

These games' level of difficulty is legendary. Even getting through the end
of the first stage is a struggle of epic proportions. New gamers... Beware!

During the 32-bit console years, Capcom released a series of compilation discs for their classic games under the title of Capcom Generation. I have only purchased one of them and this second release is a collection of Capcom's Makaimura games a.k.a. some of the most difficult games you will ever play or Ghouls 'N Ghosts as they are more aptly remembered. All three of the games are here: the first one released for the arcades, the second for the Genesis, and the last for the Super Nintendo. When you play through each game, it is apparent that each successor is just merely a remake of the previous game with similar enemies and stage layouts, only with minor balance tweaking and major improvement in the graphics department. The true sequel emerged much later on with the recent release of Ultimate Ghosts 'N Goblins for the PlayStation Portable. Basically, you play Arthur who must wade through legions of the undead using a variety of different weapons and armor upgrades. The one feature that is well known from these games is how your character is stripped off his knightly armor and is left running around in his boxers when you get hit by the enemies. Capcom included unlockable bonus contents on this compilation disc but I wish that they would have cleaned up some of the crippling slowdown found in the games.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

1 comment:

Blake said...

I love these types of games.