Did you know the X-Com series had a weird, third-person shooter? I sure didn’t. But apparently I bought it at some point in a classic X-Com game bundle. This was my first draw in the Steam Roulette, so I am obligated to see what it’s all about. Let’s see how it lives up to the rich, tactical, alien-murdering strategy that the series is known for.
It’s way too easy to build up a huge library of games on Steam, even without trying, or having Scrooge McDuck wealth. Seasonal sales, Humble Bundles, even just normal deals are easy enough for a person with a bit of disposable income to rack up the titles. For the average joe, this usually amounts in games coming in faster than games being completed. What a waste! Who knows what treasures are there, already owned!
Platform: PlayStation 1
Release Date (NA): 11/12/1997 (initial release)
I’m not going to sugarcoat this: this game sucks.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch (played), 3DS
Developer: Inti Creates
Release Date (WW): 3/09/2017
The original Blaster Master is highly regarded by most to be one of the great action-adventure classics of the original Nintendo Entertainment System – “NES” to the layperson. A sprawling game – it dared to define exploration as more than just left and right, but also up, down, and all around in a time when few games tried to. Now IntiCreates steps up to the plate to remake the classic for the next generation of Nintendo systems. Will it capture the same essence decades later?