I'm a sucker for strategy games, so it's time I put myself to the test. I take what is possibly the best strategy game of 2012 and ratchet up the difficulty to Classic, enabling Ironman to stop me from being a save-scumming bastard. I might brag about how I've beaten the game on normal, but will the game beat me when taken to the next level?
Blind runs, be damned! With this game having been sitting on my shelf all summer, I decide that I am finally going to clear it out of my backlog and record myself in the progress. Let this stand as evidence as to why I don't do blind runs.
Skipping Episode 2 (because it's just more of Episode 1), I continue through Penny Arcade's series of games. With Episode 3 comes a new developer, and also one who made of my favorite retro-styled RPG as of late. So, we return to the land of Zeboyd for more pixel-art and 4th-wall breaking humor. Also, killing Gods and other odd supernatural occurrences.
In preparation for Zeboyd's take on Penny Arcade's On The Rainslick Precipice of Darkness game series, I look at the game that got the series off the ground in the first place. As odd as it is to have a hybrid point-and-click-adventure/RPG.
Having not put this game on my "Best of 2011" list, I decide to attone for my sins by taking a stroll through the flying ruins of Caelondia, in this masterfully crafted Action-RPG made by a 7-man team.
"What Am I Playing?" (WAIP, for short.) is a look at the games I'm playing RIGHT NOW. These are games that either I just wanted to give my first impressions of, games that just would not make a good Let's Play but I want to show off regardless, or just games that I need an excuse to put out just one video for. Now also in "What Am I Trying?" flavor, wherein you get a whole playthrough of a game's demo!
With Zeboyd Games having (at the time) just been selected to make Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 3 (Dear god, that's a mouthful), I figured I'd walk through the game that put them on the map. In this loving homage/parody of Dragon Quest, we follow the villain who falls from power and rises up as a hero.
My 2nd Let's Play! I put FRAPS through its paces, see if it was worth the $40. Also, lots of love for a hopefully soon-to-no-longer-be-under-appreciated game. I say it like that, because I got it up at around the time the HD remake hit XBox Live.