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haven Reviews: V2000

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Retro games and insane challenges is a thing these days. Let me give you a challenge and a treat; A real lesson in game design for all those hard core macho players out there. V2000 is a very odd game with a fun concept but a very flawed execution. According to the story and in-game intro dragons attacks a series of small worlds with a contagious virus and giant bugs among other things.
In order to fight this infestation a weird vtol (vertical take of and landing) craft is deployed

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The main reason why the game is so damn hard and broken, is the controls. The craft can’t slide sideways and aiming is quite shit. Nor can the camera actually rotate, which makes this a very tricky business. However the game is far from impossible and each level is unique and interconnected. In order to win the nest has to be destroyed and the infestation must not reach critical mass. Or enough civilians die. Tough at that point it’s just to hit restart. Sure there are extra lives, but those are limited. There are only so many medals to collect. On is gain from finishing the level, while the other ones are hidden in various spots.

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The other challenge is that each level is a puzzle of sorts and usually require weapons from another world. Hover these weapons can only be unlocked by ferrying civilians off to the factory, where they will produce new upgrades and guns. After all some enemies are bullet proof to the max. The craft itself has two modes, flying and floating and can be submerged by carrying a weight.

Graphically the game was quite decent for its time, with waves in the ocean, some physics and in full 3D. Naturally the physics is what makes things so hard at times. Touch trees, fences, buildings and such and the craft takes damage. Not only that it will also be bounced backwards as the thing in question usually explode. Which makes the fixed camera and floaty craft a real thorn in the buttocks to deal with. Which surprises me a little that games like the Silver Surfer has been been completed and recorded. One of the very noticeable challenges in V2000 includes, drowning white lizards things through mind control. Rolling boulders down a cliff and have them crush various hives, which otherwise are immortal and a slew of other challenges. Each world is different and very, very challenging.v3

Back in the day the PC version apparently had a versus mode as well. Tough the PC version will not keep the save file when exiting. Naturally this makes the Playstation the best version, if you can get a copy and get it running. Emulators can be a fickle mistress when it comes to weird old and virtually forgotten games. Also, good luck searching for a copy, V2000 is a painfully generic title.

Njål H Sand

Site News: Borderlands: Everyone Needs a Hand.

Hey everyone as you know we got a charity pledge coming up and we are trying to raise
to help people in need. We all know what is going on with ISIS and how essentially people are getting killed, and having the shit kicked out of them and well a lot of people are now homeless.

People have been trying to come across into the borders and long story short its a lot of refugee’s and a lot of mouths to feed. There is a lot more details but lets face it were a gaming organization and if I ranted about their situation or all the other problems the world is facing I would bore you so lets get strait to the point shall we!borderlands_the_pre_sequel_logo_61262

July 31st to August 2nd we will be playing thru the entire collection of Borderlands that means we will be playing. Borderlands, Borderlands the Pre-Sequel and ending it up with Borderlands 2 the reason why we are doing this is simply because everyone needs a hand now and then.
Ever been down on your luck? Ever been so broke you wish you could afford that $5 Pizza from Miss Moxxi’s place? Well I certainly do and I have been there before so I want to help out and so does my team! maxresdefaultSo if you want feel free and drop a dollar or two towards the International Rescue and also feel free to join us for our charity pledge where we will have a few surprises for everyone who joins in also!

Assuming they get here in time for the pledge. But We can’t spoil the surprise just yet and thank you everyone for listening to what we got planned and remember it only takes one person to make a difference in the world. You just got to be willing to work to make that difference.

Update 1: Thanks to the people at International Rescue you can donate now if you want too!
Update 2: Seeing as how it starts later today time to reveal the big secret Gearbox has kindly
donated a lot of goodies to give away during the pledge so big expecting that! You don’t got to donate to win free goodies!

5pm PDT, our twitch channel!

-Daniel Clatworthy-