Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just a Small off Topic Post

Well, still trying to write up a review on 3 awesome games, Evil Quest, DLC Quest, and Lair of the Evil Doer. All very good games I may add.

This may be more a steam blog. So do not mind me too much. Over all "friends" can sometimes really suck. For multiple reasons. Like they do not bother with you until they need something, or they only show you some interest when you mention about them in a positive manner. It's a shame really, cause these are after all people you would like to call your friends.

I am glad however that between my wife and my two biggest friends of all time I have enough support to carry me through with getting Enguised Studios off the ground. Just so happens one of those friends is a partner in this company with me.

Small rant sorry, and hope everyone has a very enjoyable week and please check out the games I mentioned above. they are fun little Indie Games worth their little charge. You can find them @ ....


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Serious Sam Double D

Well what is there to say.......

If you ever played Serious Sam before (1st Encounter, 2nd Encounter or Serious Sam 2) then you kinda know what Serious Sam is all about, kicking ass and taking names alot later. Well SS Double D is a side scroller from a smaller Indie company than CroTeam (the ones that do all the FPS games). Well what they do is bring you the crazy, tons of enemy attacks and humor found in SS but make it 2D instead. The GFX are hand drawn beauty, sound effects are awesome, controls are very responsive and gameplay very addictive.

So is there any short coming in this release??? Yes, small and not so game breaking but yes. They try to make the over whelming aspect of enemies on screen at once happen just like in the 3D FPS games. Well it works and doesn't all at the same time. The major thing is that they either are coming from the left or right, so in most cases you can mow them down fairly quickly before they become too much of a threat. Like I said, not really game breaking but just a short coming from how they can use it in the 3D FPS games.

There are however 2 amazing things about this game. Bosses, and the Gun Stacker.

The bosses are beyond sick and 2D always has awesome bosses when done right, and they do them better than right. All of the enemies and bosses are fun and creative.

The Gun Stacker allows you to stack multiple guns onto each other (6 I believe total) at a time so you are using them all at once. Shooting a missile while shooting a shotgun and Tommy gun is just a sic experience. You collect the guns and find the stackers and then you can stack them.

So over all I will rate this game as well worth the purchase cost and guaranteed to burn through some hours while you enjoy some mass carnage.

Serious Sam 3 review coming soon.....


Friday, March 2, 2012

Blue-ray Goodness

OK, so for a while now I have had a blue-ray player for my PC. All good, right? yeah and no. I have had, software wise, Win DVD and Power DVD, both great programs for DVD, but appearently the way they test your system for Blue-ray compatibility they test for video drivers that they have tested. meaning as soon as your video card's drivers get updated and you update, your Blue-rays will not play correctly (stutter like hell) until either company decides to test their software against the new drivers. This gets very old, especially with gamers. Arcsoft has an excellent solution called TotalMedia Theatre. Right now they are on version 5 and it works awesome.I played a Blue-ray in PowerDVD (which stuttered like crazy) then played it in TotalMedia. To my surprise it played flawless. A win for me.

Next note. They still support (very little) HD DVD, which I have quite a few of those. Once again a win for me. I do not really try to be a spokes person for companies but I had so many issues and time spent in why my system would not play Blue-ray correctly and now that I have the answer I just want to help anyone else that maybe experiencing the same issue. As this happens with both Nvidia and ATI (AMD) cards this may be very helpful. And for those that still have HD DVD there is still hope of playing those beautiful high quality discs.

Some games that will be reviewed in the near future. Serious Sam 3 and Serious Sam Double D. and a few others.