Saturday, August 17, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 48 - Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2

Most games in Eric Vs. 365 are chosen because we have some sort of history or fond memories of them or some story to tell. Today's game for Day 48, Ready to Rumble Boxing Round 2, on the other hand, was chosen because our interesting story is how we somehow never played it before (or the first game) despite these wacky Ready 2 Rumble games being pretty omnipresent in the late 90's and early 00's. What a twist! Read on to watch gameplay and learn more.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 47 - Mario Kart Wii

Despite being the most bland and generic of the console Mario Kart titles, somehow Mario Kart Wii is by far the biggest selling entry in the franchise. When your system sells 100+ million units but 95% of the games released for it are trash, however, even the mediocre games like Mario Kart Wii get elevated to legendary "must own" status, I guess. Anyway, Eric, along with Andrew, played Mario Kart Wii for day 47 of Eric Vs. 365. Read on for more.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 46 - Castlevania Judgment

On day 46 of Eric Vs. 365 Andrew joins in the fun as they play the sort of interesting Wii exclusive fighter Castlevania Judgment. It's kind of like Soul Calibur. Sort of. And it has lots of Castlevania fanservice. Kind of. It's actually pretty fun. Watch gameplay and read all about it right here.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 45 - Bass Pro Shops: The Strike

Bass Pro Shops: The Strike first released on Wii and Xbox 360 in 2009 and has stood as what I consider the best fishing game ever since. The game itself is only OK, really, but it came with a fishing rod controller that was so good it elevated the experience into something special. The fishing rod had really good force feedback so when you caught a fish it actually fought back and you could really feel it. It was awesome. Now in 2019 BPS The Strike has been ported to Nintendo Switch - minus the great controller - and we played it again for day 45 of Eric Vs. 365. Read on for more plus gameplay video.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 44 - NFL 2K2

Randy Gene Moss is the second greatest reciever in NFL history and just so happens to be Eric's favorite player ever, so day 44 of Eric Vs. 365 is all about the great Vikings number 8-4 catching a bazillion touchdowns in NFL 2K2. Sit back and relax as the '01 Vikings put on a show. Read on for more.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 43 - Catz (GBA)

Day 43 (!) of Eric Vs. 365 is Catz for GBA. Why am I playing freaking Catz? Because I like cats (with an "S"), that's why! These virtual pet sims are always pretty entertaining and this one, despite being on the GBA, is really pretty solid. Continue reading more about Catz and watch gameplay after the jump.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 42 - Godzilla Generations

Launching alongside the SEGA Dreamcast in Japan in November '98, Godzilla Generations never saw the light of day in any other region. It was for good reason, though, as the game is so terrible even the biggest Godzilla fans will have trouble having fun with it for long. We played it anyway, though, for you as Day 42 of Eric Vs. 365. Watch gameplay and read all about Godzilla Generations in the full article.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 41 - Winning Eleven 6

It's pretty easy to say that Winning Eleven 6 for the PS2 was the first sports game I ever fell in love with. Sure, we played a lot of other games, multiplayer of course, but they were always mindless pick up and play and then forget about affairs. Winning Eleven 6 was the first time I ever really, honestly, genuinely put a lot of time into a sports game. It was wonderful. And, not surprisingly, still holds up pretty darn well 16 full years after it was originally released. Read on for more.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 40 - F-Zero X

Eric Vs. 365 hits the big 4-0 with F-Zero X for N64. Created at a time when developers didn't usually want to sacrifice pretty graphics for framerate, and most gamers didn't know what framerate was anyway (and certainly no one got all stupid and "console warz-y" about it), F-Zero X was the first 60 FPS racing game thanks to a simple visual style that was harshly criticized at the time for being too plain and boring. Looking back, I think they made the right choice because F-Zero X still rocks and holds up a lot better than most other racing games from the PS1 / N64 era. Read on for more.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 39 - South Park Rally

Back in the early days of "South Park" when it was still an edgy show about third-graders swearing, Acclaim had the video game license for the show. This was back in the N64 era when Acclaim was at the height of its powers and everyone had high expectations that the publisher would be able to do something interesting with South Park. Spoilers: They didn't. A bad FPS, a bad trivia / minigame thing, and a bad kart racer later and Acclaim was done with South Park and well on it's way to bankruptcy and irrelevance. For today's edition of Eric Vs. 365 we're taking a look at the worst of the three Acclaim South Park titles - South Park Rally.