The Last of Us 2, THAT came outta left field!!

Maybe I’ve not had my ear to the ground to hear the oncoming earthquake in gaming news.  There were rumors, fake news sites and scuttlebutt on forums. But now we have a solid.  A real trailer of “The Last of Us 2” by the phemoninal Naughty Dog.  My excitement shows no bounds.  

I’ve not felt this excited for a game since I saw the concept art in Gamepro for Resident Evil two or articles about Final Fantasy VII.  

Maybe Sony will live up to their “great awaits” slogan.  I’ll stop typing, enjoy the trailer.  

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“No! Don’t go!!” – Resident Evil

 

Many gamers have heard the phrase, Jill sandwich. Even if Barry Burton meant to be literal or was just trying to be perverted is beyond me. One thing’s for sure, when you go back and look at the original Resident Evil, that’s what it feels like, a good corny joke. Back in 1995, this bad boy was state of the art and put Survival Horror into the video game dictionary.

What makes this so substantial, even though there is a vastly superior REMAKE. (A true remake, not a fucking reimagining, flashback/forward/sideways or a fresh coat of paint) It’s because there is more to the corniness that makes the Playstation 1 version STILL playable.

Before I begin, I want to say that Resident Evil 1 got me into gaming for the stay. I played it so much, that I re-drew the maps on paper, made maps of where certain things happened and where monsters were and even pieced together possible stories that occurred in the mansion during the viral outbreak. This got me so inspired that I hand wrote 70 pages of storyline…okay fan fiction which gave me a deeper understanding of how to take something and build upon it. Put simply, I loved Resident Evil and still do to this day, despite mutations in later sequels.

Following a poorly scripted B-movie intro video, the mansion doors close on the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team’s survivors. The team gets their bearing and checks out a mysterious gun shot, only to find that someone who A) likes to chomp on people B) Needs a fucking napkin C) related to Powder and D) wants some more food…meaning you. After unloading an entire 15-round Beretta mag into him, that pasty zombie goes down. (Or you could’ve had Ed McMann…ahem I mean Barry Burton plug 3 .357 rounds into HIS FACE)

Once Jill/Chris and Barry have done and left a mess for the maid to clean up, they begin searching for their poor bastard friends, the Bravo Team. Let’s just say, they got the short end of the stick…sans Becky. Who seems awefully puny and helpless for someone who just took out a LEECH QUEEN! After some puzzles and dealing with Indiana Jones’ bane of existence, you get to thinking, what kind of drugs was the architect on when he made this place…hrmm interesting…very interesting.

Despite that, the team heads out to cross into other buildings and have to fight a wild pack of zombie dogs all while not stepping in dog shit. (C’mon, don’t tell me zombie dogs don’t shit, cuz they do, because it’s funny)

Luckily, they come across a dormitory that has a big ass plant that LOVES to choke motherfuckers and get a lil’ grab ass on the side. (Okay, maybe not the grab ass part, unless that’s ya know..your thing) Fortunately, Chris brought his Rambo knife and pruned that overgrown weed.  (That’s cuz Bat

(Of course, not without the help of the 18 year old expert killer, paramedic, swat team member and holder of a biochem degree – Rebecca Chambers. Seriously, it says that in her dossier in the user manual)

Once they get to the lab, they fight the thing that the bad guy has cooked up in a crock pot, that clearly is a failure in the eyes of the “master of unlocking” Jill Valentine and the guy “most likely to punch boulders” Chris Redfield. Much later, and one empty Rocket Launcher on the ground, the team makes it out and the mansion becomes matchsticks.

So why would I still love this game, because it really did have that feeling of possible death. Run out bullets, run or not, your gonna die eventually. Swim to long in a pool full of sharks, ya gonna die. Use a 9mm on a Hunter, ya gonna die.

Visually, there was so much that made the original great. Couple that with the Directors Cut, which gave you access to an arranged newer version with totally new music, item locations and different things to find AND the original version of the game.

My suggestion, go play RE1 and let me know if you regretted doing that.

 

 

BTW, I’m feelin’ an itch to make a fiction on this.  I’ll probably start working on it, to give myself some good practice.  It’s been a while since I’ve written a narrative.

Till then, here something for a good laugh. (Credit to Legendary Frog )

Upcoming Games Share – Get that Christmas list done EARLY ladies and gents!!!! SOURCE (Gamespot.com share)

Was browsing through Gamespot and the many other game sites and noticed a very nice new upcoming games list!!  This also kind of coincides with me and Louie’s urge to get ALL of our Christmas shopping for us and our daughter NOW!  (With gradual amounts spent each month, vice the mad stacks EVERYONE puts down now!)

I haven’t made my wishlist YET, but here is a MASSIVE LIST, as of today!

 

All links will take you to each respective game page.

Hopefully, this will simplify everyone’s early wishlists for any holidays, birthdays and Christmas.  It sure as hell will be useful to me and I hope it does the same for you!

 

AUGUST

Game Platform Release Date
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Xbox One, PS4, PC August 23
Hue Xbox One, PS4, Vita, PC August 23
The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse PS4 August 23
Inside PS4 August 23
The King of Fighters XIV PS4 August 23
Madden NFL 17 Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3 August 23
Metrico+ PS4 August 23
Prominence Poker PS4 August 23
Valley Xbox One, PS4, Steam August 24
The Other 99 PC August 25
Assetto Corsa Xbox One, PS4 August 30
Attack on Titan Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Vita, PC August 30
The Final Station Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Linux August 30
Champions of Anteria PC August 30
God Eater 2: Rage Burst PS4, Vita, PC August 30
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X PS4, Vita, PC August 30
Nebulous PS4, PC, Mac August 30
Resident Evil 4 Xbox One, PS4 August 30
Strike Vector Ex Xbox One, PS4 August 30
The Turing Test Xbox One, PC August 30
Verdun Xbox One, PS4 August 30
World of Warcraft: Legion PC, Mac August 30
RunGunJumpGun PC, Mac August 31
Shiny Xbox One, PC August 31
Tahira PC, Mac, Linux August 31

September

Destiny: Rise of Iron
Destiny: Rise of Iron
Game Platform Release Date
Just Sing Xbox One, PS4 September 6
Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet PS4 September 6
XCOM 2 Xbox One, PS4 September 6
MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death Vita September 13
Nascar Heat Evolution Xbox One, PS4, PC September 13
Never Ending Night PC September 13
NHL 17 Xbox One, PS4 September 13
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness PS4, Vita September 13
ReCore Xbox One, PC September 13
Adr1ft Xbox One September 16
Dragon Quest VII 3DS September 16
Air Conflicts: Double Pack PS4 September 20
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors Vita September 20
Destiny: Rise of Iron Xbox One, PS4 September 20
NBA 2K17 Xbox One, PS4 September 20
Darkest Dungeon PS4, Vita September 27
Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One, PC September 27
Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse 3DS Retail September 27
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice 3DS September 27
Yo-Kai Watch 2 3DS September 30

October

The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian
Game Platform Release Date
Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1 Xbox One, PS4 October 4
Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 2 Xbox One, PS4 October 4
Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide Xbox One, PS4 October 4
Mafia III Xbox One, PS4, PC October 7
Paper Mario Color Splash Wii U October 7
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 October 11
Gears of War 4 Xbox One October 11
Dragon Quest Builders PS4, Vita October 11
WWE 2K17 Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3 October 11
Moto Racer 4 Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac October 13
PlayStation VR PS4 October 13
Rollercoaster Dreams PlayStation VR October 13
Thumper PS4 October 13
World War Toons PS4 October 13
Disney Magical World 2 3DS October 14
Exist Archive: The Other Side Of The Sky PS4, Vita October 18
Battlefield 1 Xbox One, PS4, PC October 21
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI PC October 21
Darksiders Warmastered Edition Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC October 25
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Xbox One, PS4 October 25
Farming Simulator ’17 Xbox One, PS4, PC October 25
The Last Guardian PS4 October 25
World of Final Fantasy PS4, Vita October 25
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 PC October 28
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition Xbox One, PS4, PC October 28
Titanfall 2 Xbox One, PS4, PC October 28
Yomawari: Night Alone Vita, PC October 28

November

Call of Dury: Infinite Warfare
Call of Dury: Infinite Warfare
Game Platform Release Date
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Xbox One, PS4, PC November 4
Mario Party Star Rush 3DS November 4
Dishonored 2 Xbox One, PS4, PC November 11
Gran Turismo Sport Xbox One, PS4, PC November 15
Planet Coaster Xbox One, PS4, PC November 15
Pokemon Sun / Moon 3DS November 18
Killing Floor 2 PS4, PC November 18
Watch Dogs 2 Xbox One, PS4, PC November 18
Final Fantasy XV Xbox One, PS4 November 29
Star Trek: Bridge Crew Rift, Vive, PlayStation VR November 29

December

Game Platform Release Date
Gravity Rush 2 PS4 December 2
Dead Rising 4 Xbox One, PC December 6
South Park: The Fractured But Whole Xbox One, PS4, PC December 6

CREDIT GOES TO GAMESPOT.COM, Matt Espineli (the author of said article)

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