Monday, August 3, 2020

Eric Vs. Game 375 - Destroy All Humans (2020)

I came, I saw, and I conquered the filthy disgusting humans in the Destroy All Humans remake. I don't know that anyone was necessarily clamoring for a remake of this one - a modern sequel or reboot would have been nice - but now that it's out and I've played it, I have to say I'm glad they did it. Destroy All Humans is still really satisfying and fun and the remake is incredibly well done. Read more for all of the details.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Goodbye Eric Vs. 365, Hello Eric Vs.

Starting July 1st, 2020, Eric Vs. 365 is over and is changing into simply Eric Vs.. It was very interesting doing the 365 (366) game format where I covered a different game every day for a year, but it was also a little too restrictive because I wasn't able to make new videos for games I had already played and it also meant I pretty much couldn't really play new stuff as much as I wanted to because I had to keep pumping out new content for other games. It is a relief that I can go back to playing whatever I want and making videos about whatever I want. 

Continue reading to see what I learned over the last year, and what is coming next.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Eric Vs. - Game 368 - NASCAR Heat 5 - Phoenix Race + Review

We play the brand new NASCAR Heat 5 for Xbox One. It's our favorite NASCAR game ever with great presentation, tons of features, and fantastic action out on the track. There are so many options to tune the experience however you want, which is awesome. The tire wear / handling / loss of speed on older tires has also never been done better. It is really, genuinely impressive. Watch our mini-review video that features a race at Phoenix while we talk about the game.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

I Don't Want to Keep Playing Destiny 2 for Years, I Just Want Destiny 3

Sorry Bungie, but I don't want to keep playing Destiny 2 for several more years. I know the big plan is for it to keep getting refreshed and content will cycle in and out and blah blah blah, but I don't want this. I know this is how all "living" service games are, but I don't want this. I'm not going to go back to Destiny 2. I'm going to keep waiting for Destiny 3.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Eric Vs. - Game 367 - Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a beloved 2003 3D platformer starring everyone's favorite anthropomorphic sponge. Now it has been remade / remastered / Rehydrated in an all new release in 2020 for your favorite game systems. I just got one question for you - Are you rea ... Why did they bother? It, uh, isn't very good now and I can't see it being very good in 2003, either. Whoo boy. Read on for more on Spongebob: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated and to watch gameplay video.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 366 - BioShock

I genuinely forget about 90% of the games I play right after I play them. Sorry, most games just aren't all that memorable. I've never forgotten about BioShock. It was my 2007 Game of the Year and I still to this very day in 2020 think it's the best Xbox 360 game ever. It is also the last game of Eric Vs. 365 - game number 366 because it is a leap year - and I wanted to go out with a bang. I played the PS4 version, but it was before the surprise update that massively upgraded the visuals. I also want to say, even before the update I thought these BioShock remasters were fine, even though lots of people whined and complained about minute stuff I didn't even notice. Whatever, I played through the remasters on both Xbox One and PS4 and didn't have any problems. Anyway, that's it for Eric Vs. 365, but I'm not done. More news on the future of the channel and PSXBoxIndies coming soon.


Monday, June 29, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 365 - CoD Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

Welcome to the penultimate day of Eric Vs. 365, the 365th game of the project (because its a leap year), Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. This is, more than likely, the last Call of Duty game I'm ever going to play. Between the stupidly huge install sizes, and my general disinterest in this formula of games (I'm not playing Battlefield anymore, either ...), this is probably it. Call of Duty is freaking boring. In this video I show off the advanced CoD tactic of simply running past all of the A.I. enemies in order to get to the next checkpoint, at which time they all forget you ever existed. Exciting! 


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 364 - DiRT 4

I think maybe I don't like rally games that much. I liked Rallisport Challenge 2 and the early DiRT games because they were arcadey and accessible, but pretty much everything else is too much of a stressful pain in the butt that I don't enjoy playing them. I had hoped that DiRT 4 would scratch that itch, but it skews pretty hard towards being a sim and I just can't get into it. I kind of feel bad that this video starts with a lot of "I don't like (stuff)", but it gets better, I promise! I have a really funny breakdown at the end of this video, so keep watching for the good stuff! 


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 363 - Refunct

Refunct is a dirt cheap ($3) first-person-platformer where your goal is just to jump on every block in the world. It feels good to control, looks really surprisingly freaking good, and is a lot of fun. It's a simple concept, with simple presentation, but is executed about as perfectly as possible. It's awesome. It's cheap. It is aboslutely 100% worth playing and I highly recommend it. Not much else to say.


Friday, June 26, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 362 - The Deer God

The Deer God, originally released on the Xbox One as a Games With Gold title in September 2015, is one of the first games I can remember where my opinion on it was wildly and drastically different from the general consensus. I freaking loved it. Everyone else thought it was terrible. In the almost 5-years since then it has happened a lot more often, but you always remember your first. Read more and watch The Deer God gameplay here.