Ninja Blade

Ninja Blade


For starters this game uses Quick Time Events which isn’t a bad thing, the issue is the the sheer amount of QTE’s. Segments that should be cutscene turn out to be a boat load of QTE (quick time event) sequences which if you progress through the game quickly will happen sometimes every 5 minutes or less. Or if you want to you can QTE every single enemy with no sucsse. If you are using a controller the Quick Time Event prompt fades in giving you less time to react where the keyboard prompt is an immediate thing. All around it feels like quick time events were something that was just tacked on at the last moment and it doesn’t really fit. But don’t despair, the QTE’s have a difficulty setting; if you don’t want to put up with them you can set it to the lowest setting and watch it as the cutscene it should be although the prompt will still pop up like you are still gonna give it a go.

Real player with 32.1 hrs in game

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This is certainly a video game.

I have to bring up the quality of the port first cause it’s almost mythical at how bad it is. This is the kind of bad port where every single user will have a different set of problems. For me the game kept thinking my controller was a keyboard, so I had to manually make a config file (I made the file public too if anyone has the same problem) just to actually use a normal xbox controller.

For some reason, the game will not crash in big picture mode. Otherwise, the game will crash randomly, or when you skip a cutscene, sometimes when skipping cuscenes in big picture mode, it would alt tab to the big picture menu, you also need to close the game via big picture mode or the game will freeze other wise.

Real player with 19.0 hrs in game

Ninja Blade on Steam

Rambo The Video Game + Baker Team DLC

Rambo The Video Game + Baker Team DLC

If you love Rambo and incredible ’80s action, then Rambo: The Video Game is exactly the game you’re looking for.

As soon as Rambo: The Video Game was announced, I was ecstatic. The trailer made the game seem like nothing but balls-to-the-walls action, recreating all the kick-ass Rambo shit that Rambo did in the Rambo movies. It was seemingly going to be everything I had ever wanted a Rambo game to be, going all the way back to 1988 when I spied the cover of the Rambo NES game and imagined what treasures the game might hold. That game did not live up to my internal hype, but Teyon’s Rambo: The Video Game didn’t just live up to my huge, unrealistic expectations, it shot an explosive arrow directly into their heart and machine-gunned them as they begged for mercy.

Real player with 31.6 hrs in game

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I am a huge fan of Rambo. I have read “First Blood,” and own all four movies. When this game was first released it flew under my radar until I saw it on a worst-of-2014 list of video games. Apparently it belonged to many worst-of-year lists. I had a PS3 (still do) and didn’t want to take up hard drive space downloading the Steam game, so I got the PS3 version instead for cheap just to see if it was that bad. I was pleasantly surprised that it followed very closely the storyline and atmosphere of the first three movies. I personally enjoy on-rails shooters and I quickly became addicted to this game! Amazingly despite the negative reviews the developers included a DLC, Baker Company, with the game two years after its release. Unfortunately they apparently sent it to the Playstation Store for upload but for one reason or another it never got posted online. I checked it earlier today: there is a version 1.01 patch but no Baker Company DLC available, and you apparently can’t even buy Rambo there anymore. :-(

Real player with 26.0 hrs in game

Rambo The Video Game + Baker Team DLC on Steam

Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome

fun game that holds up today even though it was just a “tech demo” when release. decent story, solid graphics, and mediocre gameplay. plays like a simpler version of the batman arkham series. the only downside is that campaign is very short (4-6hrs) and the combat is repetitive. still, worth checking out since it plays like an extended action movie.

Real player with 60.8 hrs in game

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Contrary to what the game’s title might leave you believing, the protag’s name is not actually Ryse, but it’s actually Marius. Some characters do tell him to rise from time to time when he’s being a lazy slacker falling asleep in the middle of a war, and the subtitles use an i instead of a y, but that’s just semantics. I’d also consider the “Son of Rome” part to be a little inaccurate since a city can’t conceive people. Although people can be conceived inside cities, and Marius’s daddy-o, Leontius sure laid down the pipe on his wife Septima. And we have confirmation that he did so at least twice since Marius has a sister! I might be going a little off track here, so let’s get down to the game itself.

Real player with 21.8 hrs in game

Ryse: Son of Rome on Steam

Blue Estate The Game

Blue Estate The Game

First of all, I never really liked the original comics. Or “graphic novel” as they prefer to call them. The art style was all over the place, thanks to how different pages were made by different people, while the story was fully made of cliché. The only thing that used to make it special for people is the fact that it was all about Russian mafia fighting Italian mafia, but honestly, it was just the mixed art and a lot of cliché, nothing else. When you finished reading, you felt like you’ve experienced nothing new, so, it was really easy to forget about Blue Estate right the next day. The game, on the other hand, instantly caught my attention. Not only because we rarely see the games, based directly on comics without those being turned into the movies first, but also because it was a rail shooter. Back in the days the genre used to shine and we had many awesome games up to the PS 2 times, while after that the only console that tried to keep rail shooters alive was Wii. And after Wii died, there was literally nothing. And since yours truly is a huge fan of the genre since the NES times, when there were games like Freedom Force (not to be confused with 2002 game), you can easily guess that I was really glad to hear that there’s going to be another game of that kind, even though I really, really disliked the source material.

Real player with 17.3 hrs in game

So outside of an arcade, rail shooters are extremely hard to find nowadays, on any platform. It seems that fast paced multiplayer shooters (think Counter Strike and Call of Duty) or open world pseudo shooter/tactical games (think Day-Z, Far Cry, etc.) are the way to go for most developers nowadays. So it’s sadly pretty rare to find anything that breaks the mold, and when you do, the end result is not always that great.

With that being said, however, Blue Estate The Game was a welcome addition to my steam library and breath of fresh air after playing an endless stream of fast-twitch, zombie horde, open-world shoot ‘em ups. It’s actually based on a graphic novel of the same name, which I’ve read and definitely reccomend.

Real player with 5.2 hrs in game

Blue Estate The Game on Steam

Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp

Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp

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If you haven’t played Dragon’s Lair 2, or any of the Don Bluth games in general, imagine a cartoon animation fused with Geometry Dash. Highly difficult, fast reactions, trial and error, and memory. Dragon’s Lair 2 is a challenging full motion video game where you must push the arrow keys and space bar at the right moment.

The story continues from the first Dragon’s Lair. After the protagonist Dirk the Daring freed Princess Daphnie from the dark magic of the Dragon’s Lair, she gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Mordoc, and must use a time machine, which is oddly the nicer brother of Mordoc and talks. He must travel through different time zones and worlds to save Daphnie once again.

Real player with 10.6 hrs in game

The ambitious sequel to the innovative arcade game by Don Bluth and his team. The squeaky eye-candy princess Daphne has been kidnapped by the evil Mordroc, who apparently wants to marry her for some unknown reason. While the entire first game took place in the castle, in this one, you travel through 6 different timelines by using a unique flying time machine.

Another change is this game plays more like an interactive movie; inputing the correct commands to progress through the level as it goes. I am not entirely sure what the difficulty was on the first game, but this one is pretty difficult, especially when you turn off the move guides which serve as the game’s training wheels. Then you have to solely rely on the yellow flashes to figure out what direction to go or when to use your sword. To make matters worse, except in the first level, if you mess up, you will restart to the beginning of the level. So you’ll need good memorization skills in order to succeed, especially when turning off the move guide to get two achievements.

Real player with 8.9 hrs in game

Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp on Steam

Dragon’s Lair

Dragon’s Lair

The 1980s. Ronald Reagan, Rubik’s Cube, MTV, and in the arcades, games like Pac-Man, Centipede, Space Invaders, Defender and others are eating up the quarters of America. Jump ahead in time a little and a new technology, the laser disc player, is brought into the arcade in the form of a game/animated movie called ‘Dragon’s Lair’. In this game, the player ‘plays’ the movie, that is, at certain points in the game the player is given the option to choose how the character moves. Choose the right option and the story continues, choose wrong, and the character faces a gruesome demise.

Real player with 19.0 hrs in game

Back in ‘83 when this game first came out, we had a single arcade in our small city (that’s not so small now) that had Dragon’s Lair. Many of us fell in love with the game and a new challenge was present in our community arcade… to beat the dragon and save the princess. I dumped way too many quarter’s into this game and came back late from lunch on more than one occassion. The owner of the arcade had installed a monitor above the machine so others could watch while you played. In time I had developed quite a few followers that I think figured I was most likely to complete the game. Some would even let me play ahead of them even though they had their quarters lined up. A couple of times other people even paid for me to play the game. One afternoon, it finally happened. Amidst a small crowd of people surrounding the machine I reached the Dragon’s Lair. Of course I didn’t beat it the first time, but I played again and much to the enjoyment of the crowd, I defeated the dragon and we all saw the end of the game. I was very proud to have been the first person in our city to have defeated the game.

Real player with 3.9 hrs in game

Dragon's Lair on Steam

Press X to Not Die

Press X to Not Die


Press X to Not Die is a quirky full motion video game filled with lots of humor and plenty of death. The game is a nice throwback to older games of this nature. Stuck in a world where everyone seems to have gone mad, you have to find away to not die through button mashing on your keyboard or controller. The game is a fun experience that can definitely raise your adrenaline, don’t blink or relax because you never know when you’ll have to press X!


The game starts off like any normal day, that is until your friend rushes over stating that everyone is attacking each other and you have to press X to not die. From that point on you’re thrust into a world where your survival depends on your reaction time. But don’t worry, you’ll be dying a lot and actually this is the best part. All of the deaths are absurd as is the game itself. You have to rescue your girlfriend, find answers and get out of town in one piece all of this action packed fun is also helped with ridiculous dialogue which is funny and also meta. Don’t worry about the fourth wall, it’s been destroyed.

Real player with 10.2 hrs in game

Grade = B. Worth a buy, for those who enjoy short funny consequences, gamepad challenge, score attack. However, for who want a high budget product, don’t buy it.

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Real player with 6.8 hrs in game

Press X to Not Die on Steam

Space Ace

Space Ace

Welcome to the game that made me poor as a kid!!!

It was originally released in 1984 a year after ‘dragon lair’ and followed the same principle that being a laser disc arcade. ‘Laser Disc’ technology was like the ‘future’ back then and playing a game like this would make a kid feel like he was time travelling into the future of gaming. Oh what little we knew!

Like its predecessor its art style was all thanks to Don Bluth who worked on masterpiece animation films such as ‘The American Tale’ and the ‘Land before time’ amongst other great works. Like FMV games today, the novelty of controlling a cartoon by moving a hero around the screen away from incoming danger was a popular trend. However ‘Space Ace’ added another dynamic which ‘Dragon’s Lair’ did not have. Not only was the objective to move your main character in the direction of provisional yellow flashes, or to hit the shoot button when the heroes gun flashed yellow, but now you could also occasionally change the main character to an older version of himself changing the dynamics and pathway of that adventure which provided even more animation fun and a very large number of novelty death scenes.

Real player with 4.6 hrs in game

This is a really fun game, and it is definetly a game I’m glad I own.


If you are new to Space Ace/Dragon Lair, these games are basically just a bunch of QTE’s with good animation. The gameplay is fun, with the problem of it being short. At this time, when I have approx. 3.5 hours, I have beaten the game multiple times. The game is pretty short. If you think you’ll replay it alot, I can recommend this game. On the other side, if you want to have a game with more hours of gameplay, I cannot really recommend this.

Real player with 4.3 hrs in game

Space Ace on Steam

Stay Dead Evolution

Stay Dead Evolution

Suprisingly good for a dragon’s lair type fmv fighting game. I’ve played prize fighter for sega cd and this game is so much better than that. The controls give a bit of freedom to your timing which is nice. Basically the fights work in certain patterns and you need to learn your opponents attacks before you can really win fights. There are different levels of difficulty as you advance so there is a challenge even after you finish the game once. It’s an fmv game so the problem comes in with every fmv game. Once you’ve seen every scene then you’ve pretty much seen the entire game, but like I said there are different difficulties if you want to challange yourself more.

Real player with 4.0 hrs in game

I like that they put in some effort doing something different and reviving the full motion video (FMV), quick-time events (QTE) genre of game.

Unfortunately it doesn’t work. The video quality isn’t stellar, now that we’re in the hidef era, the video should probably try to match the modern day standard.

The gameplay is pretty woeful, there’s more gameplay in Dance Dance Revolution etc. You’re just tapping a couple of keys every now and then to throw a punch or dodge or whatever.

I feel bad that I have to give this a thumbs down, because they put in some effort with the FMV, and at least it’s not another terribad 2D retro pixel platformer. But ultimately it’s not any fun, either.

Real player with 3.7 hrs in game

Stay Dead Evolution on Steam

Anti-Grav Bamboo-copter

Anti-Grav Bamboo-copter

The game uses the jet hole of the jet pack to control the direction of flight, and fly toward the destination.

On the way, you need to evade a variety of different obstacles and traps.

After reaching the finish line, accept the evaluation and unlock the next level.

A total of 61 levels.

Left mouse button / left arrow: Activate jet pack jet to the left..

Right mouse button / right arrow: Activate jet pack jet to the right.

Shift: The aircraft accelerates forward.

Anti-Grav Bamboo-copter on Steam