What is a “Hatfro”? It’s what happens when 90’s video game graphics are so ambiguous that it can’t decide if something is hair or head-wear. It’s only a small part of this SC Streamcast, but a point worth clearing up. Having said that, what exactly is an SC Streamcast anyway? With this being only our second episode, I’m not entirely sure that we know ourselves. In many ways, and with my hand on my heart, it’s a whim; a half-baked idea that I’m playing around with. While its off-the-cuff nature is undeniable, there is some consideration behind its format. Streams, as delightful and interesting as they can be, are quite exclusive in their scope and focus.… [continue reading]
Gather ’round readers as I recount a tale for the ages. It is a tale of sacrifice, honour, betrayal, and bullshittery – a great struggle against a tyrannical lord in a long-dead realm. This is the Tale of Two Worlds: The Lament of Dr Cock.
We begin, as with any good story, by setting the scene.
By modern standards (and even many contemporaries), Two Worlds‘ multiplayer is a broken mess. The maps and servers still load, but you can’t easily link everyone up to the same server without enduring endless wait times while the game attempts to sync up a player, then syncs again once they fail to connect.… [continue reading]
It usually goes one of two ways for people when it comes to the prolific Final Fantasy series. Most have either never bothered dipping their toes, or have already obsessively played large chunks of their games. The release of Final Fantasy XV was something I greatly looked forward to, being a firm member of the latter camp. Of course, i’m far from the only one. Its announcement, ten years ago, has caused a rich lather of anticipation. From ridiculously impressive gameplay videos to an entire cinematic offshoot, we’ve had plenty of time to let excitement take hold. While it’s easy to go into things with a cynical mindset post-No Man’s Sky, just how much does the end product live up to expectations?… [continue reading]