Friday, January 17, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 201 - Dead or Alive Xtreme 2

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball was released back in the halcyon days of 2003 when DOA's fan service was quirky and fun and people were more worried about being embarrassed while buying it rather than offended by its mere presence. Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 came out in 2006 and things were much different. Suddenly everyone had their knickers in a twist and it wasn't cool to play volleyball as bouncy DOA ladies anymore. And by the time DOAX3 came out a decade later you were just a monster if you played it at all, but we've covered that already. Today's blog and video are about DOAX2 for Xbox 360 - a game I still like even though it's all taboo now. Suck it, haters. Read more and watch right here.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 200 - Broforce

Usually when a game is glitchy or otherwise broken and doesn't get fixed for years and years, it's never getting fixed. The devs have moved on. The publisher doesn't care anymore. The platform holders don't care. It's over. You're stuck with it. Once in a while, though, a developer comes back to a broken title after all hope was lost and fixes it up. Broforce on PS4 is one of those sort of games, and it's today's Eric Vs. 365 title. Read more and watch gameplay right here.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 199 - Tenchi Muyo!: The Game (Super Famicom)

Tenchi Muyo is one of the most beloved anime of all time and has spawned a ton of sequels and spin off series and even a pretty OK Super Famicom game, which is today's title for Eric Vs. 365. Its success is kind of weird, though, considering that the original OVA series' quality is all over the place and the story turns into a total mess. Also, despite being a very early harem anime, it's ridiculously tame compared to the shows that followed it. It just goes to show what a core of great characters can do even if everything around them is only so-so. Read on for more and to watch gameplay of Tenchi Muyo: The Game for Super Famicom.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 198 - River City Girls

River City Girls is boring and not fun if you try to play solo. That's the case for almost every beat-em-up, but for some reason I thought that, just maybe, a new game made in 2019 would still be fun outside of co-op. Nope. It's a bland boring grind by yourself just like every other beat-em-up from the last 30 years. I'm not hating on it, I'm just stating facts. Read more and watch gameplay right here.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 197 - Earth Defense Force Iron Rain

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the worst EDF game and it isn't even close. Well, it's sorta close, I guess, since Insect Armageddon is a steaming pile, too, but Insect Armageddon wasn't just straight up insulting to series fans the way Iron Rain is. In an attempt to Western-ize the series and make it mainstream, Iron Rain basically sucks all the fun out of everything in favor of dark and gritty blandness and it freaking sucks. Old fans won't like it. New fans won't like it. They really screwed up. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 196 - Killer Instinct 2013

Bold, but confusing and conflicting, statement incoming - Killer Instinct 2013 is perhaps the best fighter of this generation, but it was at it's peak when it launched and has gotten worse as time went on. That I still consider it the best overall means it was crazy amazing when it launched and even in its current state that I don't like as much, it's still really damn good. Read on as I explain what I mean and to watch gameplay right here.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 195 - Neon Drive

Neon Drive is one of the most beautiful and unique indie games on PS4 and it is one of our favorites from the last few years. This driving / rhythm game is like an 80's aesthetic fever dream and it's freaking amazing. Read on for more and to watch gameplay.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 194 - Rumble Roses XX

Rumble Roses was always seen as an even sleazier take on the Dead or Alive formula and while that isn't necessarily false, it's actually kind of a decent wrestling game in its own right. More people would probably know that if they weren't only interested in it enough to play for five minutes so they could then run to Kotaku or wherever to rant about how terrible boobs in video games are. But, whatever. I played it and was surprised with how fun it is. Read on for more about Rumble Roses XX and to watch gameplay.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 193 - Playdead's INSIDE

Today's game is Playdead's INSIDE but today's blog is really about the disappointing shift over the past generation towards pretending like massive "AAA" games are the only ones that matter. Remember when the console makers were falling all over themselves to prove how much they loved indie games? Well, that push seems to have only made the divide between "real" games and indies even wider in the minds of consumers, and that's a damn shame. Read on for more and to watch INSIDE gameplay.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 192 - The Slayers (Super Famicom)

The Slayers anime is one of my all time favorites, so when I found out a Slayers game existed, and had an English translation, I had to play it. The Slayers on Super Famicom isn't so good, unfortunately, as it's a pretty run of the mill mediocre RPG, but I'm glad it exists. Read more about why I love The Slayers and about the game, and watch gameplay, right here.