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BTPF Does EGX

September 26, 2016 Leave a comment

Another year, another EGX. Held at the NEC in Birmingham (sorry, “Brimingham”), it’s a major video game trade show that happens right on my doorstep, so naturally I had to attend. And after last year’s somewhat disappointing single day that I bought at the last minute, a four-day ticket was a much better idea this year as I got to experience a lot more games than the two and a half I got to play last time. So enough preamble, here is The Cheap Ferret’s guide to the good, the bad, and the unpolished of EGX 2016, starting with the big titles and working into the indies. Read more…

Chronological Game Reviews – Colin McRae Rally 2 / Fur Fighters

September 8, 2016 Leave a comment

In this week’s update we’re going to look at two less-appreciated video games from 2000. Not much else to say beyond that, so let’s just get on with it!

Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Publisher: Codemasters | Developer: Codemasters | Released: June 3, 2000 (EU)
Original System: PlayStation
Played on: PS2/3 (original PS1 disc)

Goal: Beat Championship Mode

Actual Outcome: Came 4th in the Championship

The PS1 era was a funny time for me. As well as genres that still interest me to this day, I also loved racing games and always wanted the new ones whenever they arrived. A particular favourite was the Colin McRae series of rally games, which we’ve touched on when I looked back on the first game. And yes, I had several of them, as evidenced by the second one popping up here.

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