Video Games

The best Video Game there is?

It doesn’t shy away from asking important questions.

2014-07-07 12.09.29 2014-07-07 12.09.34It is highly educational.

2014-07-05 16.04.03It has well-written dialogs.

2014-07-06 21.34.52And it’s as incomprehensible as Metal Gear Solid 2.

2014-07-05 16.02.31You might have guessed it – it’s a Pokémon bootleg, one that’s usually known as Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal. And it is probably the most entertaining video game I ever encountered, thanks to its weird, dadaist charme. Some things are barely comprehensible, some are just plain wrong, there are about five hundred items called “POLE”, about 50% of the attacks are completely misnamed (“FLAME”? It’s Water Gun, what did you think!), but every second line in the game will make you laugh so hard it hurts. There are a couple of Let’s Plays of the thing, the most famous one was done by Delicious Cinnamon, who also have some other Pokémon bootleg games in their library. You should totally go watch it right now.

It’s simply my favourite video game ever, and it was created only by accident (automatic translation, probably).



Broforce Impressions

Violence – is there anything it can’t fix? Well, history would teach us that there is indeed, but nobody likes history and it never gets invited to any LAN parties.

Broforce (subtitled “Freedom Simulator”) is a very ironic indie side scroller about solving problems the only way worth the effort: by making lots of stuff explode. The gameplay is highly focused on co-op, so the only component I really tried out was the campaign because everything else appears to need other players. Because the game is one of these Early Access things that are all the rage these days on Steam, nobody in my peer group seems to own it.