Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 142 - Need for Speed: Heat

For all of the crap EA (and others) get for how they do business it isn't as if they want to make bad games and piss people off. They usually actually listen to criticism and make things better, either through patches of current games or making the next one better, or both. Case in point - Need for Speed: Heat. Basically all of the problems people had with NFS Payback are absent from Heat. People will probably still pretend like it sucks anyway, though. Keep reading to learn more and watch gameplay.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 141 - Quake II (X360)

Hi kids. Did you know that Quake II was released on Xbox 360 way back in November 2005 and it was the first 1080p / 60FPS remaster? It was a great port, too, but only available if you bought the less than great Quake 4. Learn more about Quake II on X360 and watch gameplay right here.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 140 - Need for Speed: Payback

Video games in 2019 are harder to cover than ever because patches and updates and "live service games" mean that they can change dramatically even within days of launch. You can't just write a review and then never cover something again because a week or a month later it's probably wildly different. Most sites have changed their coverage plans to work with this change in the industry. Most gamers, however, have not, so if a game is bad at launch it is bad forever end of discussion because most gamers are morons. Case in point - Need for Speed Payback, which is today's game for Eric Vs. 365. Click to read what I mean and watch gameplay.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 139 - The Lost World (SEGA Genesis)

Our final journey down the retro Jurassic Park game rabbit hole is The Lost World for SEGA Genesis. It's a top down adventure like the Ocean Software NES and SNES games instead of a 2D platformer, which makes it the best SEGA JP game by default, but it has some other unique surprises as well. Click to read more and watch gameplay.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 138 - Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues (SNES)

Back in the day developers could pump out a new game much faster than they can now so it wasn't a big deal when something was popular and they needed to make a new game as quickly as possible. Even better if it was a licensed game as they'd just venture out into the vast fields of 2D platformers and harvest them with wild abandon because nobody gave a crap and people would buy it regardless. Even for games that had non-platformer entries previously, like Jurassic Park, they still needed to crank out a sequel ASAP, and making another open world adventure game was too much work, so a year later we were greeted with absolute 2D platformer trash like Jurassic Park: Part II: The Chaos Continues. Oh Ocean Software, you were better than this. Click to read more and watch.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 137 - Jurassic Park (SNES)

Now that we're done with smelly SEGA Jurassic Park games we can get back to good ones again. Jurassic Park on SNES was surprisingly ambitious with a large map and a first-person view inside buildings and holds up pretty well. It's like a beefed-up version of the NES game, which we definitely dig. Click to read more and watch.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 136 - Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Genesis)

Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition is the sequel to the original Juassic Park game on SEGA Genesis. It sounds like a special edition of the first game instead of a sequel, but it's a full new complete sequel with new stuff. The gameplay is mostly the same - bad 2D platforming - but you get new levels to do it in! Fun! Fun? Click to read more and watch gameplay.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 135 - Jurassic Park (Genesis)

Why the heck did 90% of licensed games on the 8 and 16-bit systems have to be the same bland terrible awful 2D platformer? Why?!? Well, I know "why", because they were easy and cheap to bang out and people would buy them, but why didn't anyone have more pride or gumption to at least attempt something different? Instead, our beloved childhood movies and TV shows were turned into generic platformers that barely resembled the license they were supposed to be. Even Jurassic Park, at least on SEGA systems, that is. Today we delve further into what has become a Jurassic Park game marathon with the SEGA Genesis version of Jurassic Park. Click to read more and watch gameplay.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 134 - Jurassic Park (Master System)

When we started playing Jurassic Park games we didn't really plan on playing this many. There were a couple we already had on hand and a couple we were interested in, and that was supposed to be it. Then we discovered SEGA actually had unique exclusive Jurassic Park games so the plan went out the window and we just played all of them. Don't worry, we definitely* won't be playing Game Boy JP games. Probably. Today's game for Eric Vs. 365 is Jurassic Park for the SEGA Master System. Click to read all about it and watch gameplay.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 133 - Warpath: Jurassic Park

Dinosaurs fighting each other? We've seen that before (Primal Rage) and it wasn't very good. Somehow, though. Some way. Warpath: Jurassic Park on PSX is actually kind of fun. A lot more fun than reviews have led us to believe all these years. Click to read more and watch.