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Downloaded a 3D model pose app onto my phone and it might just be the saviour of my comic. 

discovergames:

Of the 100+ commercial games I’ve completed and reviewed over the last few years, only about a dozen or so are honest-to-goodness first person shooters. I think that’s strange, given that I don’t have any aversion to the genre. I bring this up because I just started Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and my oh my is it ever fun.

Good to see I made a good choice, and glad you’re enjoying it. I’m awful at it but it’s fun in a way I haven’t seen from many other games. 

With finishing JSRF recently I’ve been thinking about these games a lot and how much I want a sequel that blends the best of the two (plus some innovations in the tricks based genre since, i.e. OlliOlli). While I love some of Future's elements, I'd prefer a new Jet Set Radio to come closer to the present again, and while thinking about that I drew up a very loose redesign of Beat’s first game outfit for what a potential 3rd game could look like. I find it very unlikely that Beat, as head of a street gang, would remain tattoo free for long and the graffiti soul seemed like exactly what he’d get. Using this kind of exaggeration for a change was really fun. I might do it more often. 
It’s because of drawings like this that I put Darby on hold this week. I’m capable of so much more than some of those pages show and I will not settle because of that. It’s gonna take time, especially because of my unfamiliarity with drawing comics, but dammit it’s gonna start looking this good I swear. 

With finishing JSRF recently I’ve been thinking about these games a lot and how much I want a sequel that blends the best of the two (plus some innovations in the tricks based genre since, i.e. OlliOlli). While I love some of Future's elements, I'd prefer a new Jet Set Radio to come closer to the present again, and while thinking about that I drew up a very loose redesign of Beat’s first game outfit for what a potential 3rd game could look like. I find it very unlikely that Beat, as head of a street gang, would remain tattoo free for long and the graffiti soul seemed like exactly what he’d get. Using this kind of exaggeration for a change was really fun. I might do it more often. 

It’s because of drawings like this that I put Darby on hold this week. I’m capable of so much more than some of those pages show and I will not settle because of that. It’s gonna take time, especially because of my unfamiliarity with drawing comics, but dammit it’s gonna start looking this good I swear. 

caramelzappa said: Can 2X just be out already so I can play it and wish the platforming parts were more metroid-y.

I know, I’m sure I’ll love it but there is a part of me wanting it to be bigger. I think they said at one point that they see Velocity as something with the potential to be more than speedy shooters, so hopefully we might get something like that at some point. 

I’m not sure how I feel about The Hong Kong Massacre. Hotline Miami puts a lot of emphasis on self-reflexivity and awareness of the horrific nature of its content, and I don’t see any of that in the trailers for Massacre. Maybe it doesn’t need it, and slow-mo puts it firmly in the big dumb fun action movie homage camp, but that much blood just looks like it makes for an uncomfortable play experience if there’s no intention beyond being fun and cool. 

Velocity Ultra is really cheap on the humble store right now. It’s one of my favourite games so if you’ve been waiting to check it out now is the time!

Finished Lost World 3DS. I really think they should stop making the handheld games just straight up adaptations of the console series. Some of my favourite Sonic games, and stories, come from the handheld only games and it’s a shame that where we could be getting two Sonic adventures we’re only getting two different versions of the same one. I enjoyed Lost World 3DS but it’s a shame to think we could have had a totally new story instead. It would also free the handheld series from some limitations of the current games, and could feature characters who are currently being neglected. 

Sonic Lost World 3DS thoughts

I picked it up yesterday and have played up to Sky Road and I thought I’d round up my first impressions. Much like the Wii U version there’s a lot I really like and then there’s some flaws dragging it down, but overall I’m enjoying it quite a bit. A bunch of more detailed points underneath. If you haven’t tried either version yet because of the negative reviews I’d still definitely recommend giving it a go, it’s not for everyone but I think there’s a lot of good stuff in them.  

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Freedom Wars has been confirmed for a western release. I can’t wait.

I think I’ll do a post-level variant with blood everywhere. 

I think I’ll do a post-level variant with blood everywhere.