Saturday, January 23, 2016

Backlog Blitz: SNES, Week Fourteen, "Ninja Ogres Are Out of This World"

Only three games this week because I've been playing Dark Souls II again. 2 bosses a night, every night. Fear me and my ax!

Ninja Gaiden Trilogy

An incredibly lazy port. As far as I can tell, no graphical or sound upgrade, no control upgrades, no added content, just a straight port from the NES. If anything, the graphics look…worse? Terrible.

Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen

Oh man. This game is great. The opening quiz with the tarot is really inventive, and reminds me a lot of, say, Fallout New Vegas’s psych tests, or similar things. The graphics are…passable, the sound is solid, but the combat and movement and tactics are quite well-executed. I like this sort of thing.

Out of This World

This game sucks. SUCKS. SUUUUUUCKKKKKSSSS. Seriously. Everything is insta-death, most of the “puzzles” rely on trial an error to figure out the patterns, while also asking you to precisely platform using awful controls. An the graphics are terrible. This is a SNES game? It’s barely Atari 2600! Everything about this is so awful. Want to know how many times I died trying to jump over those worms in the second screen of the game? DOZENS. SUCKSSSSS.