Those who have been following my blog for a while, specifically these reviews, you may notice a certain love for the Royal Rumble match which stems from the 1992 Royal Rumble being the match that turned me into a diehard fan of the pseudo-sport for life (though sadly, not of the core WWF/E product, as it turns out…) So you can imagine my excitement when a new game titled “Royal Rumble” was announced as coming to the Dreamcast and that it had up to NINE wrestlers in the ring at once, a record number that has yet to be beaten (outside of the hilariously broken MDickie games, anyway…) Sadly being an arcade port there isn’t a lot to the game… at all. Is it still worth a look, you ask? Well, let’s find out!Continue reading
WWF Attitude was quite the big deal when it came out, to me it was mostly because it actually had a career mode with a calendar screen, house shows, the works. I was really excited, and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed, and the create-a-wrestler suite was amazing (at the time) to top things off. I’ll admit the Dreamcast version, which did have improved graphics, is only in my collection because it came with the console, but I did play it a bit, and used it for the purposes of this review, meaning I probably played the Dreamcast version more in 2020 than I did in 1999/2000… Anyway, let’s take a look!
I know, reviewing the original Dead or Alive alongside the movie would’ve made far more sense, but I never owned it, and in fact barely played it (a friend had it and brought it round a few times), where as DOA2 ended up being one of my most played fighting games on the Dreamcast. The main thing I remembered about it were super-fluid animation and controls and it being generally fun to play, but are these things still true in 2020? Let’s find out!
So after a short detour, we resume our look at the core Resident Evil game timeline thanks to the on-going Live Action Movie to Game Marathon, though at this point the games and movies have very little in common! Really, I should have just reviewed Code: Veronica X on the PS2, but I played through the Dreamcast version several times back in the day, but only played through X once (for the sake of the new cutscenes) so I felt I had to include it as well. That means I’ll be looking at both, and with the differences being so minimal it doesn’t really matter. Let’s take a look!