Tagged: insanity

Frustration reigns in Dark Souls

An old friend of mine is a musician. He’s always been a musician. And his first solo album was… well, even if I listened beyond the opening track, I never mentally got past that first song, hilarious as it was. The album opened with an extended narration discussing the concept of chaos with a musical bed underneath. The monologue’s delivery was like a heavy academic paper, but the content was nonsense: “Like all good stories, this one begins with a great flash of light”. Really?

I mention the above because, like my friend’s debut, I got past but never over the opening of Dark Souls. I’ve played this game through twice now, once on the PS3 and once again on Switch. Both times, the opening hours were enough to sour the whole experience for me. (By the way, in case it weren’t already obvious, what follows is going to be rather complain-y. If you would prefer a more balanced take, try my previous post on Dark Souls). If you’re sticking with me, I’ll take you through my own experience with the Undead Burg, one of the opening areas of Dark Souls. Continue reading

Massive Insanity Incoming: Pu Li Ru La

Well, colour me excited and call me excitable. This bizarre oddity of a game for the Saturn is on its way, apparently. Pu Li Ru La (I pronounce “pully ruler”). There are those who like to repeat the cliche, “the Japanese are weird”, and amongst people who say this are two groups. The first is the dismissive type, who says this without a grain of emotion, only distaste. The second however says this with a big fat cat grin. If you’re the second type then clearly this is the game for you, and I suggest you get acquainted immediately, settle down and perhaps in time legal developments will even allow you to marry. Regardless, this should – OK, it definitely WILL – usurp Gregory Horror Show as the weirdest game I’ve played this November. Insanity in a jewel case from the looks of things. The video really speaks for itself here so I won’t go overboard explaining.

Anticipation for new arrivals aside, I’m planning to post a review of Gregory Horror Show in the coming days. In brief, it’s a Good Game, but not OMG STOP THE (word-)PRESSES Amazing. Plus I’m returning to the Tony Hawks Pro Skater series after an absence of several years, looking at entry no. 2 on the Playstation for nostalgia purposes and to see if it’s aged.