Sunday, February 23, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 238 - Demolition Girl

Demolition Girl is the type of quirky nonsense I like. It's action. It's fanservice. It's B-movie schlock. It was a Simple 2000 PS2 game in Japan that got released in Europe - but not the USA, of course - and it's a hoot. I mean, it plays terribly and is ridiculously short, but it has a giant woman in a bikini! Read more and watch gameplay here.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 237 - Godzilla: Save the Earth

Godzilla: Save the Earth is such a "middle" game. It looks worse than Destroy All Monsters Melee, but has a bigger roster. It doesn't have as big of a roster as Unleashed, though. So choosing which of the Pipeworks trilogy of Godzilla games to play always comes down to - Do you want better graphics or a huge roster of monsters? Save the Earth sort of gets lost in the middle. Read more and watch gameplay right here.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 236 - Rabi Ribi

Today's game is Rabi Ribi, an awesome 2D platformer / RPG / Metroidvania / bullet hell (yes) on PS4 that fans of any of those genres should check out. It has great 16-bit presentation, too. The only problem is that it has sexy anime girl artwork that will immediately turn off certain folks and put them on their soap box to start lecturing the rest of us on what we're allowed to enjoy. That's a rant for a different blog, though. Today's blog is about something else. Click to find out what I mean and watch Rabi Ribi gameplay.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 235 - NASCAR 15: Victory Edition

For today's Eric Vs. 365 title we played NASCAR 15: Victory Edition for Xbox 360. It was the final last-gen NASCAR game and final NASCAR game from Eutechnyx after 704Games gobbled up the license and handed development duties to Monster Games for the next (current) gen versions. It's kinda crap, but still kinda good. Does Eric actually win this time? Read on for more and to watch gameplay video.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 234 - Kill la Kill IF

Kill la Kill IF is a surprisingly excellent game that got pooh poohed at launch for two reasons. One, it's yet another anime arena fighter that we've seen a million of. And, two, people get really uncomfortable about Kill la Kill because of fanservice, which just proves they've never actually watched the show. So, the game was kind of doomed from the start. It's great, though. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 233 - Everybody's Golf

Everybody's Golf is a good example of how our horrifying digital future (present) isn't so bad sometimes. When the game launched in 2017 it was kind of rough and weird - getting "perfect" impact no longer mattered and shots would still spray all over the place - but that was patched out and everything else was polished up and now the game is awesome. Read on for more and to watch Everybody's Golf gameplay.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 232 - Monster Attack (EDF 1)

Super special treat for today. We play the first Earth Defense Force game! Released in Europe as Monster Attack, it's abundantly clear from the first moment you start up the game that Sandlot got the foundation rock solid from the very beginning. It's a little rough, sure, but the basics are here and they're still super fun. Goddamn do I love Earth Defense Force! Read more and watch gameplay here.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 231 - Journey to the Savage Planet

Journey to the Savage Planet is one of the pleasant surprises so far of 2020. It's like if Metroid Prime had a sense of humor. It's like No Man's Sky if exploring a planet and collecting resources was actually interesting. It's bright and colorful and goofy and generally a lot of fun. The combat is awful. Yeah, it's a whole lot of fun. Except that one part. Read on for more and to watch gameplay.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 230 - Gravity Rush 2

Finally, a PS4 exclusive that doesn't disappoint on every front besides visuals. Gravity Rush 2 is awesome. It combines great presentation with awesome gameplay and an incredibly likable protagonist (and a cat) all in one fantastic package. I was starting to get worried that PS4 exclusives were just shallow cinematic visual showpieces, but Gravity Rush 2 proves Sony can still make actual games once in a while when it wants to. Read more and watch gameplay here.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 229 - Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai

Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai is one of the most under-appreciated fighters of the generation. People look at the busty all girl cast and snobbishly turn their noses up at it, but it's actually a surprisingly complex and deep fighter underneath the cheesecake. Read on for more (mostly about the Koihime Musou anime ...) and watch gameplay right here.