Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 275 - Mortal Kombat XL

I've come to a surprising conclusion recently - I don't think I like Mortal Kombat anymore. It is clunky and slow and stiff and not fun to play. The characters are ugly and keep getting worse and less interesting. The story sucks. And, most of all, the blood and gore and fatalties just aren't entertaining and haven't been for a while. Today's game is Mortal Kombat XL. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 274 - Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas is both a great game, but also a ridiculously overrated one. It has become a focal point for Bethesda haters, and Obsidian lovers, and I honestly think it's a load of BS. It's good, no doubts, but it isn't only because it had Obsidian's grubby mitts on it. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 273 - Unreal Tournament 3

They always say fashion is cyclical and old trends become fresh again eventually. Well, it kind of seems like video games are the same way. You start to feel nostalgic for genres / modes / games that might have felt outdated or long in the tooth when they released and, suddenly, ten years later they're interesting again. Unreal Tournament 3 feels like that to me. Arena shooters were old and boring in 2008, but feel like a breath of fresh air in the battle royale era we currently live in. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 272 - Farming Simulator 17

I think a lot of people would really like Farming Simulator if they would just give it a try. Seriously, the same folks that like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing would dig it because it is a lot like that just with fun machines to drive. I'm kind of glad most of y'all don't bother with it, though, because you'd probably ruin it with complaints and nonsense and it would get even more streamlined. So, thanks for not playing Farming Simulator, everyone! Today's game is Farming Simulator 17.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 271 - Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 is good. I like it much more than 1 or The Pre-Sequel. I'd also say it compares pretty closely to Borderlands 2, but we'll see how I feel when I get closer to the end. I liked The Pre-Sequel early on, too, but then that fell apart by the end. Anyways, I'm going to talk about what I like and dislike in Borderlands 3. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 270 - Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Today's game for Eric Vs. 365 is Ori and the Will of the Wisps. It's good, but ... The problem with following up a brilliant and near-perfect game is that, no matter how good it is, it probably won't have the same impact as the first one. It will probably be technically better, and perhaps more polished, but the awe and wonder and magic of entering that world for the very first time is lost forever. I'm not talking about every game series, or every sequel, either. I'm talking about those once-in-a-generation experiences that are truly special and basically impossible to replicate. Read more and watch gameplay below.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 269 - Forza Horizon 2

In pretty much every discussion about the Forza Horizon series everyone always just skips over 1 and 2 and tells everyone to just play 3 and 4 instead. That's, uh, wrong. Idiots. Forza Horizon 1 is a solid racer and looks great on Xbox One X. Forza Horizon 2 is freaking amazing and deserves way more love. FH2 is the forgotten middle child of the franchise and that just isn't right. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 268 - Batman Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum is the best Batman game and it really isn't especially close. The 2D beat-em-ups are fine, of course, but don't especially scream "Batman" at you. The early 3D attempts are all terrible. And the Arkham Asylum sequels - City, Origins, Knight - are all just bloated re-treads that aren't as good as Arkham Asylum. Keep reading for more and to watch gameplay.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 267 - Dark Souls III

Any discussion of best PS4 games always includes a lot of very loud folks screaming about Bloodborne. What happens, though, when you don't like Bloodborne? Even worse, what if Bloodborne infects other games games you DO like? Well, that's what happened with today's game, Dark Souls III. It's basically Bloodborne. And I don't like it. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 266 - Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)

Shadow of the Colossus is one of those games that most people knew was going to be special the first time they saw it. It was so epic in scale and impressive and awesome that it just had to be good, right? Right! It's another PlayStation exclusive that I actually like, too! Read more and watch gameplay of the PS4 Shadow of the Colossus remake here.