The Stuff of DreamsThe Stuff of Dreams

Posted on Dec 29th 2013 at 07:04:00 PM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Games, 2013

Let's face it: There were a lot of great Video Games released this year. Some were good, and some were bad. That being said, here are the ones I enjoyed the most:

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Shin Megami Tensei IV is a 3DS RPG from the Shin Megami Tensei series of RPGs. (Obviously). Featuring a System similar to Pokemon, you have to persuade Demons to join your party and shape the world into one of your choice. One that falls under the Rule of God, one that falls under the Rule of Lucifer, or one under the rule of Humanity. I've played tons of RPGs in my time, and this one feels like a fresh take on the Genre, despite having been done before. It's quite an improvement over it's predecessor, Nocturne, and it can be made to be a lot easier, or a lot harder, depending on your tastes.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is an open-world Action Game. Following in the footsteps of it's successful, but clunky prequel, it makes some subtle, but brilliant changes to the Gameplay of GTA IV, which makes it far more playable than IV, which in turn enables it to be more fun. Despite a poor launch of the online component, Rockstar was responsive to the complaints of the players and made it work, creating one of the more fun titles for 2013.

Pokemon X

Pokemon X is the latest game, along with Pokemon Y, in the Pokemon Series of games. Featuring the familiar gameplay we've come to know and love, it added more features to the age-old formula, giving it a fresh new style. It's also quite emotional, especially at the end. I never thought a Pokemon Game could touch my heart with it's story, but this one did, and that's why it is awesome. I can't wait to see how the developers top this one.

Now, what is the one true Game of the Year in my opinion? Well... Smiley

Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct is the long awaited Sequel to Killer Instinct 2, which was released over a decade ago in Arcades, and honestly, I could never ask for a more worthy sequel to it. This game is fighting game perfection. I've never been too good at fighting games, but I can play this one easily. More content is coming to it next year, and the Ultra Edition includes the original Killer Instinct. To put it simple terms, I love this game, and it is the very definition of awesome.

Well, that's it. See you all next post! Smiley

Posted on Oct 31st 2013 at 07:47:32 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Halloween, Games, Scary

Ah, Halloween. That time of year that revolves around tricks and treats. I like this holiday. Who doesn't enjoy messing with people and fleeing from the boys in blue? But enough on that. There are plenty of great games that are practically meant to be played on Halloween. Here are some of my favorites:

Okay, so it's not really that scary, but Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, is full of all kinds of monsters to kill. This is my favorite GBA Game ever, tied directly with Metroid Fusion. And before you ask, yes, I do enjoy it more than Symphony of the Night. It's also set in the FUTURE! What more could you ask for?!

The definitive version of Resident Evil (that's debatable) is Resident Evil DS. Originally released for the PlayStation, it had it's scary moments, but what was truly frightening to most people was it's Voice Acting, which makes people cringe to this day. One particular interesting thing about it is it's uncut into, which was not censored because of violence, but simply because the main character was smoking a cigarette. Think about that, take it any way you want.

Siren: New Translation (Siren: Blood Curse in the US) is scary. Very scary. It revolves around a group of people who must escape from a new kind of undead called Shibito. These dangerous, Zombie-like creatures cannot die. Ever. Instead, you must use a gameplay element called Sight Jacking to evade them. Sight Jacking, as the name implies (sort of), allows you to see through the eyes of nearby Shibito, allowing you to evade them easier. As I said before, this game is scary. It made me jump more than once, and I actually screamed out loud at one point. I highly recommend this game.

And there you have it. Three great games to play on Halloween. Go get scared. Smiley

NOTE: Siren is only available as a download in the US.

Posted on May 19th 2013 at 03:54:43 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under PCEngine, Games

Whew! Only 5 Games down, and I'm already beat! But I won't back down now. I still have a ways to go, what with 96 more to go. Nonetheless, I am prepared for battle.

Done so far:

The Kung-Fu
Majin Eiyu Wataru
Street Fighter 2 CE
The Tower of Druaga

And here's the proof:

See you next post!

Posted on May 18th 2013 at 04:34:05 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under PCEngine, Games, h1ghw1nd

Greetings, everyone! Are you ready for the biggest event RF Generation has seen since...well, ever?! Inspired by Crabmaster's 100 NES Games in 100 Days event, this is the PC-Engine 101!

What is the PC-Engine 101?
It is Redd's playthrough of 101 PC-Engine Games.

Is there a time limit?
Nope! This will be done with an unlimited time frame.

101 PC-Engine Games?!

Do 101 games for it even exist?!
Yep! There are well over 200 Games for it!

Will you be playing any TG-16 games?
Nope. This is purely for PC-Engine games.

But don't you suck at Shmups?
Yes. Yes I do. Considering that the majority of PC-Engine games are Shmups, I expect this to be hard.

Is this thing really sponsored by an actual gamer?!

When will you start?
I am working on it as you ask these questions.

How will we know you actually beat the games?
When I see the ending screen of a game, I will snap a picture of it as proof.

Who's gonna believe that?! Anyone could download an ending picture off the internet!
Well, that's up to you whether or not you believe it.

Can I be a part of this?
Yep. Throw out suggestions for games, or just send me some words of encouragement.

What is the suggestion criteria?
1. ONLY PC-Engine games. 2. CD Games are allowed, but they must also be in Japanese. 3. Absolutely NO adult games.

That's all! Get ready! The countdown will start soon!

Posted on Oct 7th 2012 at 12:59:03 PM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Movie, Retro, Games, Redd

I've always loved Gaming Movies of all kinds. Despite the fact that people hate most of them, if not that, then all of them, I've decided to make a Documentary/Review Movie of sorts for fun! As you can see from the title, it will be called Retro Redd. It's gonna take some time to make, as it's only in the planning stages right now, but I can't imagine it taking more than a month to complete, what with me planning to keep things simple and all. Anyway, I just felt like announcing this little plan of mine for all of you to hear. So...yeah. Look forward to it.

Also, if your wondering about my Power Glove Gaming Series and it's absence, you can stop now, as my Power Glove Sensors are still broken, and I don't know when I can replace them.

Posted on Oct 1st 2012 at 07:15:25 PM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Indie, Games, 360, PC

Alright, so as many of you know, I go around saying how much I hate Indie Games. Well, guess what?

I was wrong.

Now, breathe for a minute...Alright then.

As odd as it may sound coming from me, I've been sampling a lot of Indie Games lately, and I gotta say, there's some good stuff here. Terraria, Castle Miner Z, etc. I mostly play them on my 360. They're cheaper than regular games, and many of them have great concepts, and they execute those concepts well. Honestly, I don't know why I didn't give them a chance earlier. Granted, Terraria and Castle Miner Z are just like Minecraft in some ways, but in other ways, they're unique. Terraria, for example, is a 2D-Game, a Side-Scroller to be specific. Castle Miner Z has Guns and more fearsome creatures. There's also plenty more to check out. All of the ones I've played so far were worth the MS Points I spent on them.

So what the hell are you waiting for?! The Bat Sign?! Go download some Indie Games today! RFGeneration's local Power Glover commands you! Cheesy

Posted on Jul 31st 2012 at 03:14:38 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Atari, 5200, Games

As some of you may (or may not) be aware, I recently acquired a 5200. Now that I have one, I've come to a decision: I'm going to build a complete 5200 Library. Easy, right? Don't count on it! While there's less than 100 Games (69 to be exact), and while most of them are cheap and really common, there are a few rare ones which command premium prices. Needless to say, when the time comes to get those games, I may have to resort to reproductions. Why? Well, money is tight these days, and as long as a physical cartridge is in my hand, I consider it a part of my collection, even though many wouldn't. Besides, it's obvious that the majority of my collection would be the real thing. Also, the way I see it, if I could get 100 NES Games, then I can certainly get 69 Atari 5200 Games. Smiley

Games Owned: 7 out of 69

Posted on Jun 16th 2012 at 08:17:28 PM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under NES, Games, OneHundred

Today, I am proud to announce, that with my acquisition of the NES Game, The Magic of Scheherazade, I have finally completed my goal...100 NES Games are finally mine!! Cheesy

Current Games: *100*
Remaining: 0

It's been a long, somewhat rough, road to 100, but in the end, I have prevailed. Across many trades and many purchases, I have reached my goal. Along the way, I've met many friends who have helped me reach my goal in one way or another. I would like to take this time to thank them:

slackur - He could be described as my first friend here on RF Generation. I received several NES Games from him as a Christmas Gift one year.

bickman2k - He could be described as incredibly patient. He put up with me so much in the Chat Room, not complaining once about any of my rants.

singlebanana - He could be described as a very generous (and patient) trader. He sold me an Atari 2600, which reignited my passion for gaming during a Gaming Fatigue burnout.

NES_Rules - He could be described as quiet. He traded me an Atari 7800, which led me to study Gaming History more.

Zagnorch - He could be described as funny. While I've never done any deals with him, I did get him to admit that the Power Glove wasn't that bad. (This was in one of his Blog Posts)

Duke.Togo - He could be described as a Collector. When I had some concerns about giving up my Famicom, they disappeared when Duke.Togo contacted me for it. I know it's in good hands with him.

For the people I can't think of descriptions for:

Shadow Kisuragi

Well, that's it. Thanks for the support everyone. You don't know how much I appreciate it. May my number of NES Games soar higher one day, and hopefully, the rest of this year turns out good here at RF Generation. Well then, as we all say here...


Posted on Jun 16th 2012 at 05:08:57 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under NES, Games, OneHundred

Welcome back. As of today, I have decided that Famicom Games WILL count in my quest to get to 100 Games. Why? Well, they were here before NES Games, and since many of them were released in the US anyway, I've decided that they count now.

Current Games: 89
Remaining: 11

Oh, and by the way, if you want to see what games I have, check my collection. Please do not keep asking me here, and yes, I do update it now. Smiley

Posted on Jun 14th 2012 at 06:45:07 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under NES, Games, OneHundred

With another 5 Games added to my Collection, I move slowly, but ever closer to my ultimate goal. Victory awaits me at the end of this long road, and man, will it be sweet!

Current Number: 81
Games To Go: 19

...What? That's it. Go home already! I was just updating you all on my quest! Tongue

Posted on Jun 13th 2012 at 04:09:40 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under NES, Games, OneHundred

Hey all. I was able to pick up 5 Games at the local Retro Game Store yesterday, kicking up my Number of NES Games to 76. I'm so close to victory, I can almost taste it!

...and that victory, for whatever reason, tastes like a Well-Done Burger from an old restaurant that I wish was still open around here. Smiley

Also, I will be doing Punchout for my next PGGS. You all can thank bickman2k and wildbil52 for that. Smiley

See you next entry.

Posted on Jun 11th 2012 at 08:38:02 PM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under NES, Games, OneHundred

Hey all. Some of you may recall a post of mine from a while back, stating that I wanted to get 100 NES Games, mostly as a personal goal. Well, I'm almost there! I currently have 71, and I'm going NES Game Hunting tomorrow, which should really boost that number upwards.

In other news, I'm gonna do a new entry in my PGGS soon. Please suggest a game for me out of these 3:

Back To The Future
The Adventures of Bayou Billy

That's all for now. Later. Smiley

Posted on Feb 27th 2012 at 03:46:56 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Japan, Video, Games, Racing, Adventure

You read that right, but may not be thinking about it correctly. As much as I would love to go to Japan one day, I don't know Japanese, nor will I probably ever have the funds to do it. That being said, I must resort to Video Games that let me explore Japan. The problem? I don't know too many. Tongue

Noting that, could some of you recommend games that let you explore Japan? I know Shenmue, Yakuza, and Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3 (that one only sort of lets you) let you do it, but I need more than those. So...anyone?

If I can customize the Character in the game/Make my own Character, even better! Cheesy

On another note, here's an excellent song from Wangan Midnight!

Posted on Nov 25th 2011 at 11:29:38 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under FMV, LiveAction, Games

FMV Games...Video Games that use Full Motion Video for they're graphics. They died out in the late 90's, and haven't been seen since, as far as I know. For many, they're stupid and have no real value. For others, such as myself, they're fun and unique. Today, I'm here to present to you a look back at the most famous (and infamous) ones. Let's start.

That game there is Night Trap, a game with some controversial history behind it. There's a LOT behind it's story, but the short version is that a politician called it bad in the sense that it was too violent, and everyone believed him. Over time, the hype died down, and to some, it's now a cult classic. Originally released for the Sega CD, the goal is to trap Vampires called "Augers" using various trap doors in a house to protect several young women in the house having a sleepover. Simple, but it can raise your tension sometimes, because most of the time, one wrong move means Game Over. It was also released for the 3DO and the 32X-CD.

What's Special About It: The Main Character is portrayed by Dano Plato of Diff'rent Strokes fame. Also, as mentioned before, it caused a lot of controversy, but most of it only happened because someone was full of hot air.

What we have here is Wing Commander III, a game I like to call a Sleeper Hit. It's a Small-Spaceship Simulator, and your goal is to fend off the Kilrathi (Humanoid Lions). Besides the Spaceship Combat, it also plays like a typical FMV Adventure Game. You can talk to the Characters to initiate live action conversations with them, which look awesome. Wing Commander III is, without a doubt, my favorite FMV Game. Originally released for DOS, it has been ported to the 3DO and PS1.

What's Special About It: Mark Hamill, most famous for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars IV, V, and VI, plays the Main Character in this one, and in the fourth one, and he does an excellent job at it.

Mad Dog McCree is an Old West shooting game. The goal is to track down the outlaw Mad Dog McCree and save the Mayor's daughter. To do this, you have to shoot a bunch of other criminals while searching for Mad Dog. It's not too hard, but not too easy either, and the whole concept is really simple. It was originally released as an Arcade Machine, and has been ported to many other Consoles.

What's Special About It: It was actually pretty successful for an FMV Game, considering most people hate them.

Well, that's it for this short entry. It would've been longer, but I'm pretty bored right now, and I'm not really working at my fullest right now. Heh. Anyway, my next entry will be better.

Posted on Nov 16th 2011 at 07:10:48 AM by (ReddMcKnight)
Posted under Critics, Games, Movies

You've heard me go on about them before. Well, now it's time for another episode of "Critic Bashing 101".

Critics...people who take opinions and make them into fact. Real jerks. If they said Ocarina of Time sucked, people would listen to them and it wouldn't be a million seller title. Anyway, this time it involves video game movies.

Have you ever heard of a movie called Postal? It's based on the Video Game of the same name. It was directed by Uwe Boll, and because of that fact alone, people hated it. This is crap. People shouldn't hate a movie just because a certain person directed it. The movie is definitely not realistic by any means, but Uwe Boll did not do a bad job in directing it. It's funny, and I was really entertained by it. It's probably just me, but I cannot understand why people hate that man and his movies. House of the Dead was good too. Yeah. I went there.

As for Video Games...I don't complain about bad graphics or praise games with good graphics, because I don't really care about graphics. I play games for the Story and Gameplay. This brings me to my point...Who the hell is Gamespot to say that Saint's Row The Third is "Visually Unimpressive"? That is just stupid! Why are you gonna complain about graphics when you have a fun game in front of you?!

Anyway, I think I've made my point. Agree with me or Disagree with me, I don't care. However, if you Disagree with me, at least keep your counter-argument civil and calm. Thank you, and good night. Smiley

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