MDK (Playstation)

Played another early 3D Playstation 1 game tonight. I still don’t know what MDK stands for or why he looks like Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2. Well, this was before SH2, so it could be the inspiration. Pyramid Head shoots unlimited small bullets, I want to emphasize small because it takes like 20 shots to kill a common enemy. To advance the game, the game gives you hints with GIANT FONT in the MIDDLE of the screen. Kinda obnoxious. Another example of what early 3D games was like.

As with many shooters back then, strafing is a thing. So, you would just strafe left and right to avoid enemy fire and shoot them back. I played a good 10 minutes of it before shutting off. No idea what the story is, but there was alot of free falling for a short amount of time I played. Free falling in the intro video, Pyramid Head just kept falling. And then for like 30 seconds, you played as Pyramid Head free falling and avoiding radar.

I actually have this game on GOG, I guess if I want to continue to play, I will play it on PC. PS1 ports of PC games is so 1995.

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Ninja: Shadow of Darkness (Playstation)

I played about 5 minutes of Ninja: Shadow of Darkness. I watched the opening sequence. I just don’t feel anything for it. Upon playing the actual gameplay, it’s rather bland 3-D beat-em-up. Enemies look the same, shirtless monks donning straw hats, there are many of them, all exactly the same.

I would have to be forced to if I really want to move forward with beating the game so at this time, it’s a hard pass for me. Still looking for a game I can enjoy for more than 30 minutes on Playstation.

I have a copy of Ninja: Shadow of Darkness for sale on eBay.

Feel free to check it out.

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Running Wild (Playstation)

I played a good 15 minutes of Running Wild, I just kept thinking the whole time: “Why am I not playing Mario Kart?”

OK, that’s not really fair. Running Wild is just screams of mediocrity. Generic anthropomorphic animals with generic names (sure, the panda’s name is Mei Ling :-/) running wild in uninspiring locales.

Oh, on the cover it says “From the producers of Crash”, first nice try and second not even close.

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Hexen (Playstation)

Played a little bit of Hexen on Playstation. I didn’t realize it was basically Doom with a fantasy setting. Instead of guns, you get magic and swords. Graphics are terribly outdated. The PC version of Hexen was actually pretty well received. The console versions though are a different story, most likely due to lower framerates and worse graphics.

From what I played, it’s EXACTLY like Doom, which I guess isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

I don’t see a reason to keep playing this on Playstation, I’ll keep an eye out for a Steam version when its on sale.

I have a copy of Hexen for sale on eBay.

Feel free to check it out.

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