The more I notice some retro titles come to Nintendo Switch and also in the form of the ‘Classic’ console series, the more I get convinced I don’t think there’ll be a Virtual Console, only re-releases.
At the Tomb Raider Suite last December, I bumped into a LetsPlayer I had been watching on his YouTube for years, and in person he was just as decent.
Last week, me and Nathan reunited again for two videos on his channel, where he played through the level ‘Fools Gold‘ from Tomb Raider II: Golden Mask.
We talked about our thoughts of the Suite, its Kickstarter earlier this year, and my ‘polarising’ thoughts on Tomb Raider IV.
It’s in two parts, both of which were released last Thursday and Friday.
You can watch them both below.
Tomb Raider and Sonic have a incredible amount of passionate fans out there.
After so long, nostalglia takes hold and a large amount remember the time when there first played their game in the series.
Eventually, fans follow their passion and end up working in an official capacity, such as Sonic Mania.
Or, in the case of this demo, they approve a fan-made remake.
I follow Games Done Quick every January and July with their ‘AGDQ’ & ‘SGDQ’ events since 2013. Due to the recent catastrophe in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, they have quickly set up a weekend stream to donate towards the residents who have been severely affected by it.
An amazing idea, and very impressive that it’s already raised over fifty thousand dollars since it was decided on Wednesday that the stream would occur.
You can watch and donate right here.
Today a game that’s been in Kickstarter has launched on Steam Early Access and Itch.io.
Priced for £10.79 until the 15th August, it’s available on Windows, macOS and Linux.
I’ve been playing it the past week and impressions are incoming.
Think of it as if ‘Syndicate’ and ‘Rez’ had a dance-off one day.
The scene from The Matrix where Neo first meets Trinity also reminds me of it.
But so far, impressions are good.
I had been trying to catch most of it when I could, but as the timezones go, I missed most of what I wanted to see. But, they have a YouTube channel hosting every single run.
This hack of Super Mario World from yesterday is a particular highlight.
As I’ve said on Twitter, I’m attempting a stream in aid of Nathan McCree’s Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter reaching the halfway mark.
The stream is now now live!
He’s only got £80,000 to go before he’s at Abbey Road to record the album on vinyl.
With this I decided, with fourteen days to go before the Kickstarter concludes, I will do my bit to play some games for the cause.
Link is here.
Or if you’d like, the embed is below.
There’s a pattern in Tekken games for its bosses. As soon as you reach Stage 7, it goes into ‘What buttons do I mash next?’ territory.
Out of all six (soon seven) of the numbered Tekken titles, the second game had a boss that was relentless, more so than Heihachi, much more than True Ogre, and just edging out the ridiculous Egyptian boss from Tekken 6.
The Kickstarter is now live. Click here to support the cause.
The target is £160,000, and as of posting, it’s already past ten percent in the fourteen hours it’s been live.
I’ve pledged for the £120 reward level, which includes a digital download, the CD, and the vinyl.
Everyone needs the vinyl as they kick back with a Gin one evening I figure.
I do love the reward names; from the Dagger of Xian, to a Gold Key and an Infada Stone.
I will be keeping track of this, and do spread the word.
As you are probably aware, I’m fond of the first three Tomb Raider games and the music, and loved my time at the Tomb Raider Suite back in December.
Today, Nathan has announced the launch of the Kickstarter, as May 26th.
Only a week on Friday.
I’m curious to see what the pledge rewards are, alongside how Crystal Dynamics markets it. It was great to see a live Instagram video a few weeks ago, hopefully more of this appears through Facebook Live, or even a Reddit AMA.