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Herlock- A look back at 2009

Posted in Herlock's Writings, Top Picks of the Year, Top Ten Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by herlock3rd

Back in 2009 I made my List of the best games of the year now that I have played more games 2009 I would like to revise the list a little and look back on my decisions: Continue reading


2.5-D, give me a break Fuck Face!!!!!

Posted in Herlock is upset, Herlock's Writings with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2010 by herlock3rd

So yeah, this is about the term 2.5-D, from What I hear it’s 3-D polygons on a 2-D plane. I’m sorry but, unless I can use the other half of that dimension it’s a FUCKING 2-D game! like when I’m playing Street Fighter IV I can’t slightly dodge for a quick sec. Let’s go over the basics real fast(slow) Tekken is a 3-D fighting game, I can move in a full circle around my opponent dodging his attacks in a full¬† 3-D. Now let’s take a game like Street Fighter 2 I can move back and forth in a 2-D plane. In Street Fighter 4¬† I can move back and forth in a 2-D plane, in case you don’t I just copy and pasted and only replaced the numbers of the games but, why s it that SF4 is 2.50 D? I’ll tell you why, 3-D character models. Is that it? of course! let’s look at other 2.5-D games. Shadow Complex 2-D plane looks 3-D can only go left and right. I would explain more but, that’s all I would even write and it would be stupid. So I’ll cut to the meat, Just because you put 3-D character models in your 2-D does make it 2.5-D. If someone was describing a game to me, let’s use Shadow Complex, all they would need to say is that it’s a 2-D side scroller in the style of Metroid, They don’t have to use the word 2.5-D it doesn’t add any thing to the gameplay it self and the game is no different with 3-D polygons on a 2-D style layout. Just because it looks different than other 2-D games doesn’t mean we have to come up with a new name what it really is is the next generation 2-D side scrollers.

Herlock: Shadow Complex- A really awesome game. (Review)

Posted in Herlock's Game Reviews, Herlock's Writings with tags , , , , on October 1, 2009 by herlock3rd

Alright, it’s the first post for Two Guys Blogging and I want to talk about Shadow Complex. Shadow Complex is a game that takes a lot of things from from Metroid and post Symphony of the Night Castlevania’s and adds a little bit of it’s own thing to the Metroidvania Genre (I Promise not to use that word any more.)

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