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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Destruction Derby Raw - PS1

Now this is a fun racing game! The object is not only to win the race but also cause as much damage as possible (normally what I end up doing unintentionally anyway!), or in some game modes just be the last surviving car. I can't say that I altogether understand the scoring behind some of the modes (i.e. the one where you have to push each other off the top of a skyscraper - even when I'm the last or last but one remaining, I still seem to be ranked 16th out of 16?!?!) - but the game is hugely enjoyable from the word go.

If you have a PS1 and like racing games, I'd definitely recommend that you give this one a go.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Dino Crisis - PS1

Made by the team who did Resident Evil, I picked this up among a batch of 15 games for a tenner. Not really a game I would have tended to buy individually, but I have to admit that, while I don't like every aspect of the game, it does have bucketloads of atmosphere. Featuring a Lara Croft-esque heroine (complete with skin-tight jumpsuit and what looks suspiciously like a black PVC basque - !), a realistic environment with impressive graphics, decent voice acting and lots of dinosaurs, this scores points with me for having a strong exploration and puzzle element, while it loses a few points for having lots of blood.

Imagine a more scary Jurassic Park with a sexy female as the main character and you're probably half-way there. I've got the sequel too among those 15 games, so check back in a few days if you're interested in Dino Crisis 2...