Battle Arena Toshinden

The 2nd game in my retro game playing quest was Battle Arena Toshinden. Like the Ace Combat Series, I had never played one of these before. With me playing so much Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat on the SNES, I was really interested to see how the first fighting game on the PS1 played. I have to say after playing for the first 15 mins, I almost put the game back in the case and moved on. After playing a lot of DOA 4 when it came out, I see that the 3-D fighting genre has come a long way. I didn't give up on Toshinden though as I wanted to experience all of the characters and see what the game had to offer. Something weird happened and the game actually grew on me! I can't say it was the actual gameplay, but it was everything else. Something about the characters and the different weapons they each had kept me going until I had beaten the game with everyone. It may not have been the funnest game to play but I've certainly played worse. Whoopin on someone with Rungo's big ass club made it a bit more enjoyable as well. Seeing your foe ring out after smashing them in the face with a big bat is fun no matter how old a game is. I had planned on playing the games in some kind of release date order until I recently got all 3 Syphon Filters for less than $20 bucks with SF3 being sealed! This was one of my favorite series back in the day and can't wait to see if these games old up. Until next time...


Air Combat

The first game I played since getting a ps1 for the 2nd time in my life is Air Combat (Ace Combat). Never played any of these before so I was excited to play the first one. I try not to hate on an older game because of the graphics. Of course they are going to look bad. It's 17 years old! The only thing I thought was kind of funny was having every jet be the same color scheme when you bought it. I can imagine how crazy this would be today. Didn't take away from my enjoyment of this game that's for sure. Most people have played many of these types of games, but being a sports and first person shooter gamer for such a long time this was all new to me. The missions, though all were get to this target and destroy, seemed varied enough that I didn't get bored. The last mission or boss battle was bad ass even for an old game like this. Glad I got to check this one out! Already started on the next game: Battle Arena Toshinden! Check back soon.


Talkin' Bout Some Games

August 27th

I'm on a quest to play as many games as I can and than I'm gonna talk about em. The whole point of this "experiment" is to play through franchises that I never got to experience before and see how games have evolved over the years. I'm staring with the system that first got me hooked, the PS1. First up Air Combat (Ace Combat) , coming soon.