Crash Bandicoot - N. Sane Trilogy

The remake of the original Crash Bandicoot Trilogy – Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has been out for a bit now and I finally got it. Here’s a review – it’s amazing! Problem is, I don’t have an X360 gamepad. All I have is an ancient PS2 knockoff gamepad made by König, of all companies, which uses the old DirectInput standard, instead of XInput. Lucky for me, there’s the x360ce tool which masks your gamepad as an XInput gamepad. The setup has some complications, but it’s possible to configure it for Crash Bandicoot. Here’s a guide how to do just that.

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Avernum 3: Ruined World - Title Screen

Once upon a time, there was an ancient RPG series made by Spiderweb Software called Exile and it was great. Then, there was a remake series called Avernum, which added 3 additional sequels on top of the 4 remakes. Now, there’s a re-remake series also called Avernum and the third game of the era was recently released. Here’s me playing through the two early dungeons of Avernum 3: Ruined World and talking about what’s different from Exile 3: Ruined World

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Guild of Dungeoneers - Main Menu

Guild of Dungeoneering is one of those relatively simple, but also relatively fun to play indie RPG/Card Games. It has good style, good humor and good mechanics. I got it in a humble bundle sale before they apparently sold out (just playing, don’t really have an opinion about the recent news), so I don’t feel guilty about enjoying it.

Instead of writing random and uninteresting thoughts about the game, I’ll go with my usual screenshot play-through of a quest, which is the equivalent of a level in the game.

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Avadon 2: The Corruption is the second game in the Avadon series, made by Jeff Vogel, of Spirderweb Software, of Exile, Avadon, Geneforge and Nethergate fame. This guy is solely responsible for some of my favorite games and, although I do not completely agree with some of his design decisions in later games, I’m still a big fan of his work and will probably play through anything he releases.

Avadon 2 is no exception. Heck, I’ve even put Demon Souls on hold to play it, and Demon Souls is great.

In this post, I would like to, in the usual style of this blog, guide the reader through one of the game’s many quests. We will be Hunting the Rebels. 

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Sorcerer King Main Menu

It’s been a while since I wrote anything here and honestly, this was mostly because I didn’t play anything to write about until now. Sorcerer King is the latest game in the series of 4x games made by Stardock. As far as I can tell, it’s placed in the same universe as Elemental: War of Magic and Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, and it’s pretty good, fun game. As any other game of this type I’ve tried, though, it fails to capture the feeling Master of Magic was able to offer decades ago. Still, it comes very close, even if we don’t ignore the many technical flaws the game has, so it was good enough for me to play through it entirely, and good enough to write about.

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Might and Magic 6 - Main Menu

I did it. I’ve beaten all of the purely turn-based, grid-based Might and Magic games. Well, I did it with the older ones at least. I understand Might and Magic 10 goes back to that style, to a moderate degree. After a long break from the series, a few weeks ago, I decided to give game #6 a try. I’ve already played for a good bit and I’d like to focus on enjoying the game instead of writing about it, so this wan’t be a play-through diary. Instead, I’ll go through the game for a bit, to explain what it’s all about, and then just play through a single dungeon and the quests it involves.

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Legend of Grimrock 2 - A lever

The first Legend of Grimrock was awesome. I’ve seen a lot of people say it’s too easy to cheese it by running circles around the enemies. Those people missed the point and didn’t realize that’s how the game was made intentionally. They wanted a Might and Magic clone. Legend of Grimrock is an Eye of the Beholder type of game. It’s a different genre. Those people are wrong.

Instead of dragging this out, talking about how this element of the game is better or worse, let’s just skip right to the chase. I’ll play for about 15 minutes and describe everything that happened.

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