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  1. I don't think it needs a defence. It's an early split screen RTS variant that didn't6 have the depth needed to hold interest. Not terrible, and great presentation, but just gets a bit dull.
  2. I think @Unofficial Who means the C64 version.
  3. 4 Levels, I guess. Ghosts n Goblins did the same. Not sure what happened with Commando.
  4. It's a very good port, yes, but the base game ain't that great. The port is also lacking the power ups of the arcade as well. I'd also argue that something like Green Beret was doing a whole lot more... Vs I'm not saying it's not impressive, but the overall effect in GB is far better, IMO.
  5. It's slower, for sure, and the enemies are more aggressive so you spend a lot of time crouched, but it is an 8 bit version of the arcade. I was expecting it to be terrible, but was pleasantly surprised.
  6. Clever 3D, but would have been better as a straight ahead blaster. The world doesn't turn when you do, so it feels all wrong.
  7. The decisions that led to that being made and released make no sense in any way.
  8. Yeah, it was pretty crap. Just as an aside, I don't line these similar type of games up on purpose. I had no idea Gun Smoke and UCM were both terrible Commando clones before we played them.
  9. How do you get brown wrong on the C64? That takes a special kind of skill.
  10. It's a brilliant game, forward thinking and cleverly designed. Tip for completing it: when you get to the village, keep buying food. Your health meter only shows the first 10 bits of energy but the number goes up as high you can, so spend most of your money on food, but save some for the enemies who want a toll from you. I love Samurai Warrior, and for some reason it always slips my mind when thinking of my favourite C64 games, but it's right up there for me. It's got the same set up as The Eidolon for me. Spaces of quiet atmosphere interspersed with frantic action. It's probably why I like the Resident Evil games and Silent Hill and things like that. Peaks and troughs. I don't think at 16 I was fully aware of what I liked in video games, but looking back, it's clear where my preferences were in the games that I liked the most. Even the sports games. It's all about the build up and then some action in things like Summer Games 2. Roll forward to Halo and things like that, and I can see my pattern was established way back then.
  11. It was a fiver, so semi budget. And yes, it had more courses, bit it looked, sounded and controlled worse.
  12. That also goes for things like Black Flag and Revelations which are also listed as disk only. In short, all the Assassin's Creed 360 games work if you own them digitally or buy them on the 360.
  13. I doubt many people will be interested in this, but I fancied playing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood last night but it was not available in the store and the wiki says you need the disk. I booted up my 360 and was able to buy it on there, and it worked perfectly fine on the Series X and S, just appearing in my just of games.
  14. Yeah, balls to that.
  15. I'm up to the final boss and I cannot be bothered. Four fights to get through. One lapse of concentration and half your health is gone on either Genichiro or Ishin The Sword Saint. It's so unbalanced in these fights. I really like the moment to moment play in this but the bosses are just boring. This has been the tipping point for me in From believing their own Git Gud hype train. It's gone beyond enjoyable and tense into monotony and boredom. I'm glad I saw all the way to the end and maybe I will come back to it, but it's about 15 minutes an attempt and that's just too long to sustain that elevated level of play for me. This really is their weakest game since Demon Souls for me.
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