Resident Evil: Survivor 2, Code: Veronica. Capcom/Namco (2002) PlayStation 2

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I need to stop playing awful Light Gun Games. I am fairly sure I am the only person that likes On-Rails shooters, and I am now fairly sure I have played all the good ones.

In my Resident Evil: Survivor review, I said it was a 40% game as a Light Gun Shooter or 45% as a Resident Evil experience, but somehow added up to a decent enough gaming experience, and in the Dino Stalker Review I didn’t especially like it, but it was just about functional.

With that, we scrape the Resident Evil barrel and what is left of Light Gun Games barrel to see if we have an at least functional game.

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Time Crisis 3. Namco (2003) PlayStation 2

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The Time Crisis series has been a little hit and miss for me [intentional semi-pun]. Time Crisis was good in the day, but nowadays it struggles when compared to it’s peers. Time Crisis II is a great game, Project Titan was actually OK, and Crisis Zone was, to be kind, mediocre. So going into Time Crisis 3 I was hoping it would build on TC2, which again, was great. Continue reading

Ninja Assault. Namco (2002) PlayStation 2

I am going to do a top Light gun Games list soon, and to do that I want to get a few games out of the way. So apologies to the many people who don’t like On-Rails shooters as much as me.

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Crisis Zone. Namco (2004) PlayStation 2

I am going to do a top Light gun Games list soon, and to do that I want to get a few games out of the way. So apologies to the many people who don’t like On-Rails shooters as much as me.

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Crisis Zone, also known as Time Crisis – Crisis Zone, and if you can’t already tell is a Light Gun game spin off of the Time Crisis series. Originally released in 1999 in the arcades using a nifty plastic Steyr Mannlicher TMP for the light gun. We were then treated to a home port in late 2004. Continue reading

Time Crisis II. Namco (2001) PlayStation 2

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I love me some Light Gun Games, and today is the 2 year anniversary of our most consistently popular article “Light Gun Games, why you need an old TV” as well as the first Time Crisis and it’s sequel Time Crisis: Project Titan. So what better way to celebrate such a milestone than to play Time Crisis II, the arcade smash of 1998 in its home console conversion glory! Continue reading

Tekken. Namco (1995) PlayStation

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Going back and playing games that are released almost yearly is difficult. This is especially true for Fighting Games, as they don’t hold up too well. It always takes a few sequels and iterations before the combat becomes smooth and natural. But often they suffer from Mortal Kombat syndrome where they fuck with the roster too much and the story falls up its own arse.

Tekken follows some of this.

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Vampire Night. Namco (2001) PlayStation 2

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I’ll be honest. I only played this game so we would have a V letter game in the Archive, and the eagle eyed reader may spot the error in that reasoning. A few months back I bought about 25 light gun games as part of a bundle and Vampire Night was one of the random games simply making up the numbers.

So going into a game I have never heard of, never saw in the arcades, and only a simple love of Light Gun Games to motivate my venture into, what is apparently France in 2006, I dived headlong into Vampire Night. Continue reading