Allright, I ordered a 2 Saturn games and a DVD movie from gamesgarage a little while ago and today they finally arrived:
Bug! is a cute little platform game where you play a bug called Bug. I find the approach of this game rather unique. It is basicly a sidescrolling platform game with a pseudo 3D look, but you have the ability to move in 6 directions:
What I mean by this is that you can move left and right like in a traditional sidescroller, but it also has paths that are connected at a 90 degree angle to the left-right path allowing you to move in 4 different directions on the ground. Added to that there are also paths that stand straight op from the main path allowing you to walk up and down on a 90 degree angle. Especially the vertical walking looks really funny.
The game’s style may look pretty childish, but it is a really fun game to play and a nice diversion from the traditional sidescrolling platformer.
Battle Arena Toshinden Remix (BATR) is a tradional 3D 360 degree fighting game. According to critics it might not be as good as Virtua Fighter but I tend to disagree to a certain degree.
In my honest opinion BATR has better playability than Virtua Fighter, especially for a beginner to the genre. The easy setting is really easy and is very well suitable for those who aren’t any good at fighting games like myself and it is also very good to get to know the controls and learning how to attack and defend. With Virtua Fighter, even on the easy setting, I couldn’t get past the second fight without getting my ass kicked, so I think BATR is quite a bit better for me.
The graphics of this game are comparable to Virtua Fighter with one exception, the character models are textured and the character models of Virtua Fighter are flat shaded. I believe there is also a version for the Saturn of Virtua Fighter with textured character models, my friend Daniel told me that and ofcourse there is Virtua Fighter 2 which also has textured character models and, as far as I can tell from the screenshots, it does look a bit better than BATR.
Anyway, I find BATR to be a very fun fighting game and especially in single player mode, more fun than Virtua Fighter. I haven’t played either in 2 player mode yet, so I’ll have yet to see which one is more fun in 2 player mode.
It’s just a shame that I’ve never stumbled upon the special edition of this movie, but finally I have it on DVD anyway. This movie is in one word: brilliant. You may disagree with me, but I can watch this movie over and over again without getting bored of it. I used to have it on a burned DVD, so a fake one and I’ve been looking for a proper one for quite some time and now I got it at a bargain price, beit the standard edition without the fancy box displayed at IMDB.
This film is all about 3 kids who lose their parents in a terrible accident: their house burned down. To make things worse, they are being placed under guardianship of their beloved uncle Count Olaf. They soon discover that this Count Olaf isn’t the kind of person you want to be with so eventually they are removed from the house of Count Olaf and placed under guardianship of the next previously unknown strange family member. During all this moving from guardian to guardian a lot of, let’s say, unfortunate events occur and some details are revealed even before the chapter has properly begun, but that only adds to funfactor of this movie, believe me, it’s true.
If you haven’t seen this movie, go rent it or something, you’ll love it, now my search continues for the next DVD: Tim Buton’s Corpse Bride and the special, extended edition of Sin City… MUST… HAVE!
That’s it for now, here are just a few pictures of the new aquisitions:
As you might notice, the title on the cover of this movie is Dutch, however, the movie itself is in English. I would actually feel pretty fucked if it would have been only in Dutch, but it’s English and French. I would still had preffered Dutch over French though…
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