One of the biggest problems which video games face outside gaming communities is the adamant refusal to see them as a legitimate media. We’ve seen this many times before, between being scapegoated for killings to being openly mocked by critics of other “legitimate” forms of media. Now it’s happened again,this time with the BBC putting a negative spin on Twitch.tv and e-sports. The video covering the subject lasts only three-and-a-half minutes and does contain a few relevant points of information, but on the whole it does a very bad job at truly informing the public about what the scene is like. Or, for that matter, even doing so in an unbiased manner.
In many respects Knightmare Tower is very similar to our last review. It’s straightforwards arcady action which gradually scales over time and rewards the player with ever increasing buffs. You slaughter your way through hordes of foes until final victory and at the end of the day it’s gaming distilled down to pure, raw, fun through relentless combat. However, there’s a few things which clearly set it apart from Meltdown, the least of which is the visual style and setting.
Following the most quintessential of generic fantasy plots, a villain appears, storms a king’s castle and kidnaps his princesses. Imprisoning them within a tower of monsters, a knight is enlisted to free them and slay all hellspawn which lay wait in his path. Of course, few traditional fantasy myths have said knight launching himself up the tower via rocket. Or for that matter, feature several hours of the hero air-juggling himself into low orbit via the corpses of his enemies. Continue reading »
As you can probably guess from the title, this one is a parody of the highest degree. Cthulhu Saves The World is the latest in a long line of RPG parody titles released by Zeboyd Games. Responsible for the likes of Breath of Death VII, the company specialises in parodies of classic RPG titles, often with tentative links to the horror genre in some way. However, even taking into account that a past title featured a zombie were-vampire as a protagonist, this one has an especially unique premise.
Emerging from the oceans, Great Cthulhu prepares to conquer the world. Knowing it will be an easy victory, he is none the less somehow stopped by a single mage who confronts him from a cliff face. With his power sealed away and reduced to a fraction of his usual size, Cthulhu washes up on a nearby beach where he learns (by listening into the narrator, naturally) that the only way to break the curse is to become a true hero. Determined to regain his unworldly power, Cthulhu sets out to become a true hero so he might conquer the planet personally…