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Gameplay: Tomb Raider

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Hey everyone, it’s Kern here, coming to you with a gameplay post. Recently we’ve been working through the Tomb Raider reboot series over on our Twitch channel. This is a series that we’ve been meaning to get to for a while now, and I’m glad to say we finally have.

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Tomb Raider released in 2013 as an action-adventure title. The game was developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. Technically, it is the tenth main series title in the Tomb Raider franchise. More importantly though, this game is a reboot of the series, and the first within the “Survivor” trilogy.

These days almost anyone can get their hands on this wonderful series. Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 saw the first releases of the game. Later it would be ported over to a wide variety of other consoles as well. An updated definitive addition was also released later on, which includes updated graphics and all of the DLC.

This particular play-through was done via live-stream in three separate parts. Later, like always, we put it up on YouTube. If you want to see us play these kinds of games live, please be sure to follow us on our Twitch account and make sure you have notifications on.

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Obviously, you’ll play as an inexperienced Lara Croft, as this is her origin story. Between high impact action-adventure sequences, quick time events, and gritty tomb raiding, you’ll have plenty to do.

Exploration, and survival mechanics are the names of the game here. You’ll be hunting for food, and collecting items in order to improve your weaponry. You’ll inevitably traverse between save areas (camps) that allow you further insight into Lara’s mind. There’s a lot of deeper content there, but there’s also just a lot Lara’s jumbled rambling too. She’s a tough-as-nails young woman, but she’s also fairly sentimental.

As you make your way across the island using footpaths and zip-lines the environment itself will test your skills as a player. The terrain is uneven and often treacherous. The game wishes to provide a high octane experience to the player and often succeeds.

As a possible downside, there’s a decent number of quick-time events, so take that as you will. The reboot series has just a little bit more grit than its older iterations, and a distinct lack of tombs compared to older iterations as well. That might be a downside for old fans, but there is a good story here that makes up for it.

I’d highly suggest you play the game yourself if any of that sounds interesting to you. Or, if you happen to be a fan of the franchise and don’t wish to play it yourself, at least watch the gameplay footage because this particular game is not one that you’ll want to pass up.

This has been Kernook of The Demented Ferrets, where stupidity is at its finest and level grinds are par for the course. I’ll see you next time.

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Gameplay: Resident Evil 3 Nemesis 

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Hey everyone, it’s Kernook here. Today I’m bringing to you another gameplay post. This time we’re diving deep into the realm of survival horror with Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. This particular play-through was done using the PC port of the game that came out on 2000. Although, it should be noted that the original game was released back on the PlayStation back in 1999.

At the start of the game, series mainstay Jill Valentine recounts the events of the first game which was Resident Evil (1996). This was also the first time she appeared as a playable character.

If you haven’t seen the other gameplay and reviews that we’ve covered for the Resident Evil series up to this point, you can find them here: https://dementedferrets.com/resident-evil-gameplay-and-reviews/

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As Jill explains, when the team returned to report what they’d seen at the mansion, the truth wasn’t received well. Due to the grievous mishandling of information, and conspiratorial cover-ups thanks to the jerks at Umbrella, she’s in danger once again. The dangerous T-virus has spread now, and it runs rampant in the heart of the city. Now she must survive the hordes of zombies all over again.

Umbrella wasn’t going to go down without a fight. They had a new master plan. The pharmaceutical company gone wrong unleashes a new bio-weapon they’ve been working on. This one is intelligent and deadly. Releasing it into the city streets, they’ve given this abomination one single mission. To eradicate remaining S.T.A.R.S. team members, and this creature will prove to be Jill’s most dangerous opponent yet.

This is without a doubt my favorite game of the older generation. I cover more about my love for this particular title in my review of it. If you want more information about it, you should check there.

In short, if you’ve played a Resident Evil game from this older era then you know just about what to expect here.

There is one thing I should mention though. I covered this in my review of the game as well, but Resident Evil 3: Nemesis makes the entire Resident Evil lore a bit messy thematically. Some parts take place before the events of Resident Evil 2. Meanwhile, others take place during the events of the second game, and some take place after the events of it.

This makes the game stand as a strange narrative window into almost all of the early Resident Evil plot lines. This game also features branching narratives and choices that will determine the path you take in the game. While this offers gamers a chance to replay the game, you can’t argue that it does make the lore of the wider universe just a little bit confusing from a timeline perspective.

For the average gamer though, this really shouldn’t be too big of an issue, and you’ll likely enjoy the game if you’re already a fan of the franchise.

This has been Kernook of The Demented Ferrets, where stupidity is at its finest and level grinds are par for the course. I’ll see you next time.

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Kresh Plays: Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin

Hey everyone, it’s Kern here. This week Kresh finished playing “Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin” over on our Twitch channel.

We take a lot of pot shots at the game for its lack of story telling, but according to Kresh the gameplay is quite fun, and in my opinion it’s pretty enjoyable to watch. You an check out the full play through below.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin tends to have darker themes than its other counterparts. This is an action focused role-playing game developed by Team Ninja, and published by Square Enix. The game stands as an alternate universe prequel of the original Final Fantasy that released back in December of 1987.

The story line follows a cast of characters brought into a fantasy world to face down something known as “chaos” and features something of a twist for an ending. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin was released in March 2022 for plenty of platforms. You can play it on WindowsPlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and the Xbox One. In a small way it’s kind of like the Dark Souls of Final Fantasy games, with a darker feel to the story. There’s some real grit here, and it’s worth at least a watch, if not a play-through of your own.

As always beyond the playlist there’s more information about the game below. We hope you enjoy it!

Kresh Plays: Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

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Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6 (Final)

As I said above, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an action focused role-playing game. That means it’s a little more fast paced than your typical fantasy style story. There is fall damage too, a fact we learned much too late and hilarity ensued.

In any case, players will take on the role of our main protagonist, Jack. You’ll be exploring environments and fighting monsters and visiting locations based upon the main titles of the Final Fantasy series. From the ever famous Tonberries and Crawlers, to spiders and bats if you’ve played Final Fantasy games before the callbacks are endless. You’ll traverse new areas inspired by the series classics and there’s a little something for everyone.

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Combat takes place in real-time, with Jack being able to switch between jobs. Once again, if you’re a Final Fantasy fan, there’s a lot to like here. For those unaware, though, some jobs do physical damage. Others heal or do magical attacks. You can also do a finishing move that violently and crystallizes the enemy. Doing that causes them to explode with volatile intent, but its worth doing.

The boss fights are pretty decent, Team Ninja did a very good job subverting my personal expectations. As a long time Final Fantasy fan myself, I’d expect to see one area boss only to find out that Kresh would be facing down something entirely different.

I made a post earlier about the “bad writing” regarding the game. I do still stick by that. The story line has a lot of lazy or skipped-over elements. More on that in the blog post. The main takeaway is that if you’re expecting a Final Fantasy level epic saga, you won’t find it here.

According to Kresh the gameplay is solid and I enjoyed watching her play it. As much as I give it beef for its bad story telling, it’s not that awful. Actually, in the last hour and a half or two, the game really ramps up and gets very good in the story telling department.

I do think that ultimately if you’re looking for an action packed adventure you’ll probably find it here. There’s a lot of really neat little additions, cool nods to the wider series, and revisiting some of those old locations in a new light is pretty nice.

This has been Kernook of The Demented Ferrets, where stupidity is at its finest and level grinds are par for the course. I’ll see you next time.

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