Ramblings from the Warrior's Den
Saturday, October 30, 2004
A couple of mini game reviews
I figure I better do something to get all this dogblogging off the top of my page. Here's a couple of the XBox games I've picked up recently while waiting for the remaining holiday season releases I'm interested in (which right now are Halo 2 and World of Warcraft):
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
Otogi:Myth of Demons happens to be a favorite game of mine, so I had a pretty good idea what to expect (mindless hack-and-slash with plenty of stuff to smash up.) Otogi 2 does more of the same, with about half the regard for the laws of physics. It's not exactly what you would call a plotless beat-em-up (there's a plot there, but it's hard to follow. I imagine a knowledge of Japanese mythology would probably help) but it's still a lot of fun. Unless youplayed Otogi:MoD first and enjoyed it, you're probably better off waiting for the price to go down, but it's still a fun game to kill a few minutes with.
Out Run 2:
It's a bit hard to believe that it's been eighteen years since Out Run was released in the arcades. It's held up pretty well over the years, and Out Run 2 is definitely a worthy sucessor. The gameplay has changed basically none, although a lot of extra modes have been added , including multiplayer racing on Xbox Live. There are also eight different licensed Ferraris to drive. I was also reminded that I've had the music for this thing stuck in my head for about eighteen years now. A nice little arcade racer, which is also good for multiplayer (I don't think it has split screen, but it's got Live and System Link). If you can ever figure out how to get it, apparently the original OutRun is in there too.