viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2016

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

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Remakes and ports are a prime chance to improve an old game with new and fun features, but also to expose some gems to an audience that never got the chance to enjoy it on its day. Some of those gems were victims of translation and economy issues; specially in Japan, where a lot of games and consoles from the pre 2000's are now being rediscovered  Not even installments of famous series were safe: of six Final Fantasy games, only three got to America. One of this era most prominent victims was the controversial Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2016

Morrowind Mod Review: The Lamp

Amidst a sea of flashy mods, there are some works that reach a balance between originality and classic feel. The Lamp is one of them. It adds new intrigues that develop in a very Morrowind-like way and, together with its restrained use of official models, achieve an atmosphere that fits right in. Though it isn’t dialogue heavy, its narrative utilizes other tricks —notes and posters, new items and scripts— to engross the player. As the history progresses, it calls upon old concepts and myths with a fresh implementation. Opting for quality before quantity, this mod develops a compelling story very similar to the official ones.

miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2016

Live Music: Off the Map

The nineties saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers going from hero to zero in a minute, a ride that ended with the release of Californication and the return of John Frusciante as their guitarist: events that led onto one of their best tours, the 2000’s North American Tour— later edited as a single concert in a DVD called Off the Map.