I love fan films, since fans tend to stay true to the subject matter, and they don’t muck it up with visions of grandeur. Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way, and this Tomb Raider/Lara Croft fan film fits the bill. It’s still a bit cheesy, but, it’s a helluva lot better than Angelina’s rendition about a decade or so ago.
Hey boys and girls. I know it’s been a while since I’ve written anything (yet again). Life anyways seems to take precedent but rest assured that content is forthcoming. One way I’ve chosen to remedy this is to add content in short bursts, either thru short ramblings or perhaps some app reviews in the form of short gameplay videos.
Since my last post I’ve been experimenting with ways to capture gameplay on my iOS device. I’ve come upon 3 apps: RecordMyScreen, Record Screen, and xRec. I’ll probably do a review on them in the near future but in order to save time and expedite this piece to you all ill just jump right into the first app I’ll take about for this article. Let’s get to it shall we?
Everyone knows the side scrolling space shooter R.TYPE. Or at least they should. This classic was released in arcade form in 1987, has made it to classic consoles, and has now made its way to mobile platforms, namely iOS. Having played it I feel that the lack of tangible controls really isn’t much of an issue with the inclusion of the option to have an autofire button. I was actually playing this on one hand while feeding my 10 month old so this options is a definite boon.
Gameplay wise R.TYPE still retains its fun factor and you can toggle difficulty settings in the menu. I played on Normal but got my butt whooped a handful of times, not because of control issues, but rather my skill level and trying to evade every friggin enemy and hail of bullets while being on the offensive, as my gameplay clip below demonstrates. (Apologies for the clip as there is no sounds. I have yet to fiddle with the screen recording apps).
No matter how you slice it, R.TYPE is definitely a great addition to any mobile device of your choosing. This lovely gem is available for iOS and Andy (my nickname for android, haha).