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Topic   The Official GameTZ Game Club February 2021 MediEvil

Frank
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* 11-Mar-2019(#1)
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Welcome to The GameTZ Game Club! This is my attempt at forming an easy to get into book club type thing, but with games! Anybody and everybody is welcome to join in on the fun!

Rules:

- Each month a random game will be chosen, by myself, for the club to play. Games can vary from the beginning of gaming onward to current generation platforms. There's no limitations!

- You have from the 1st of every month to 11:59PM EST of the final day to complete the designated game. 100% completion isn't required. The point of the club is to provoke game discussion, as well as give GameTZ veterans and new users a place to mingle!]

- For every game completed, post a picture as proof of your completion Example. This is essential in order to receive your badge and entry to the monthly raffle.

- You will be awarded with a badge each month you complete the game. All badges will be proudly displayed next to your name in the original post. As long as you "roll credits" the game is considered beaten!

- Some months will feature prizes! Every user to complete the game each month will be thrown into a drawing to win prizes! Users will be assigned a number and users will be randomly generated at some point the following month.

- Each month's prizes will vary. Prizes will be given out by either me or another member. Sometimes physical, sometimes digital. If you would like to contribute, drop me a message. smile

- If you don't own the game, and you have access to it on another platform, you're welcome to play it that way. Just make sure that it's the same version, to qualify for the prize or badge.

- If you do not want to participate in the games, but would like to join in on the conversations, please do!

- If you would like to join, just post here, and I'll add you to the list of users. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or criticism, please don't hesitate to post them!





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February 2021
Game: MediEvil
Developer Cambridge Studio / Other Ocean
Initial Release: 1998/ 2019
Official Platforms: PS1, PSP, PS3, Vita, PS Classic / PS4, PS5
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Members:


8bit
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Admiral
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battousai
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Best1989
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Bleed_DukeBlue
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BloodPuppetX
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Boss
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braxton
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butterman100
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Commodorey
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Frank
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Past Months:


February 2021: MediEvil image
January 2021: Super Mario Galaxy image
November 2020: Oddworld Abe's Odyssey image
October 2020: Resident Evil 7 image
September 2020: Batman: Arkham City image
August 2020: Trover Saves The Universe image
July 2020: Super Mario Land image
June 2020: Untitled Goose Game image
May 2020: Tacoma image
April 2020: Last of Us image
March 2020: Shovel Knight image
February 2020: Portal 2 image
December 2019: Outer Worlds image
November 2019: Yooka-Laylee image
October 2019: Resident Evil 2 (2019) image
September 2019: Doom image
August 2019: Steamworld Dig image
July 2019: Journey image
June 2019: Super Mario RPG image
May 2019: Borderlands image
April 2019: Adventure Island image





Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Feb(#281)
It's also available on the PlayStation Classic, which must be down to an MSRP of $5 by now.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 2-Feb(#282)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> It's also available on the PlayStation Classic, which must be down to an MSRP of
> $5 by now.
>

Actually the price bottomed at $20ish, but then many including myself gobbled them up at that price. It's $65 right now on Amazon b/c stock is limited as Sony didn't make many after seeing how poorly it was received at the BS price point they wanted initially, which was $100.

Edit - it's 100% NOT worth $65, maybe $30-35, but no Dual-Shock controllers and the crummy game line-up were foolish moves by Sony. If you do get one, they're easily soft-modded, or you can do a hardware hack as well. Once modded they'll run RetroArch and you can play games from that generation and older, or just get ROMs and play additional PS1 games.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
2-Feb(#283)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> It's also available on the PlayStation Classic, which must be down to an MSRP of
> $5 by now.
>
>

I knew I forgot something, good looks!

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
5-Feb(#284)
I just got this with the sale, downloading it right now. I always wanted to play the original but never did.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
5-Feb(#285)
R2K demands a Gaming Guido video with Frank dressed up like a knight.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (7 minutes ago)
5-Feb(#286)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> R2K demands a Gaming Guido video with Frank dressed up like a knight.
>
>

eating pineapple pizza


Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
5-Feb(#287)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> R2K demands a Gaming Guido video with Frank dressed up like a knight.
>
>

Get me a knight costume and you've got a deal! grin
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
5-Feb(#288)
Frank wrote:
>
> Get me a knight costume and you've got a deal! grin
>
Dude, find me a knight costume that you'll wear, and I'll have it shipped to you. I'm as serious as a heart attack. We're overdue for some Gaming Guido.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
6-Feb(#289)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>>
>> Get me a knight costume and you've got a deal! grin
>>
> Dude, find me a knight costume that you'll wear, and I'll have it shipped to you.
> I'm as serious as a heart attack. We're overdue for some Gaming Guido.
>
>

Well now there's two in the works!

I will hopefully one day set up a patreon or something as motivation to make more.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-Feb(#290)
Put a few hours into this tonight... not crazy about it. Part of my gripe is on me. I'm using a ROM and after saving in the game I got a touch lazy and just went with a save state vs. in-game save. Well after you get the dash-bash thing you can apparently go to 2 different areas, either the scarecrow fields or another place - I didn't know this and went to scarecrow fields, well that level SUCKS and you're better off going to the other level to get stronger and another weapon first, at least according to a walkthrough I started to use after the fact, granted my playthrough has been a touch different vs. the one I'm following through on. I'm not super sure about the YT walkthrough video I've been using as he's got way more life bottles after only a few levels and he actually goes from 3 like I have to like 6 on the very next level, so surely some editing going on.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-Feb(#291)
Realize I didn't fully finish my above thought about my gripe, sorry it was late. Basically I didn't save in-game after clearing 3 more levels and used a save state at the start of each level, eventually starting the fields one. Then I wasn't making much progress and wanted to exit the level. You can't do that, can only quit which then causes you to load up a save and so I had to replay the 1 level already, beating the stained glass boss again and will have to do 2 more levels over. So that was my mistake. Not being able to abort a level is a touch annoying, mainly b/c those fields were kicking my butt and I believe I want to take on another part of the game first.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
7-Feb(#292)
Man y'all are doing a great job of convincing me to skip out on this one. Probably for the best. Got the backlog calling me and after dumping hours and hours into Hades to finally get a successful run I have got to move on to something else.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-Feb(#293)
@SwiftJAB it's not terrible, but it's certainly not amazing either. Has anyone else been playing this? Maybe @Frank? I played some just now and got back to where I made the mistake to head to the fields instead of the other place, then did that other place. I'm still sitting on only 3 extra life bottles while this WT I'm using, after I play a section to check on if I missed something, keeps jumping up by 2-3 per level, he's up to 9 now somehow. Based on his video, I'm nearly 20% in, so I think I'll work towards finishing it - it'll earn me a title towards my 2021 gaming goals.

PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
7-Feb(#294)
I decided to skip this one. I recall liking the little I played of it on PSOne back in the day, but I played the demo of the remake on PS4 a couple years ago and the controls sucked and kinda killed any interest I had in revisiting this one.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
8-Feb(#295)
I'm playing through it. I too am on the infamous Scarecrow Fields level and have to replay it because I zipped through and forgot to grab the chalice.

Like other people have said, it's a mediocre game that was elevated by Sony's marketing. It was on every demo disc, in every magazine, and I'm pretty sure it even had a commercial. The controls are a little floaty, and the shaky combat makes Arkham Asylum feel like Street Fighter. But the atmosphere is fun, and I like the bait-and-switch that the story pulls pretty early on.

In other words, it's a typical high-profile PS1 game.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
8-Feb(#296)
I just started this up tonight and got through the first boss (which was unique and cool). It's a middling game to me as well so far. There are some neat ideas, but the controls and camera are a bit of a pain in the neck. I did really like that first boss though.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
8-Feb(#297)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> I'm playing through it. I too am on the infamous Scarecrow Fields level and have
> to replay it because I zipped through and forgot to grab the chalice.
>
> Like other people have said, it's a mediocre game that was elevated by Sony's marketing.
> It was on every demo disc, in every magazine, and I'm pretty sure it even had a commercial.
> The controls are a little floaty, and the shaky combat makes Arkham Asylum feel like
> Street Fighter. But the atmosphere is fun, and I like the bait-and-switch that the
> story pulls pretty early on.
>
> In other words, it's a typical high-profile PS1 game.
>
>

I'm personally very bored with the game so far. Very dated overall feel. Visiaully looks good though... Story and gameplay are just not great. Looks like this will be my first ever negative Gaming Guido video. I honestly don't know if I can get myself to actually beat the game though. I'll chug along.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
8-Feb(#298)
I just redid the fields level and it wasn't as bad this time. I went a little more cautiously and while the 2 metal contraptions, especially the 2nd were annoying and a waste of ammo, it wasn't terrible.
I'm also up to 5 life bottles as I spotted a guy returning to the opening level with a specific weapon to gain access to a hidden one there, plus there's one next to the chalice in the fields.

I've not always loved Frank's picks for this club, but I pushed through the boring (but thankfully short) Tacoma, stepped out of my normal genres to complete RE7 and endured the endless swearing in Trover, so I'll keep going with this one too. Plus I want to beat at least 1 PS1 title this year for the '2021 game on all consoles' thread so why not this one. Looks like there are 22 levels/maps including the opening 1, I've completed 7, so I'm nearly 33% done.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
8-Feb(#299)
I haven't enjoyed all my picks either. I try to do a nice balance of games I've never played, games I want to play, games I have played, and things that are completely new or spontaneous. I mean I COULD just pick games I want to play, but then the games are just going to be Franks picks laughing out loud

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
8-Feb(#300)
Frank wrote:
> I haven't enjoyed all my picks either. I try to do a nice balance of games I've never
> played, games I want to play, games I have played, and things that are completely
> new or spontaneous. I mean I COULD just pick games I want to play, but then the games
> are just going to be Franks picks laughing out loud
>

My non-enjoyment comment wasn't meant to be a knock on you/the picks. While I was the least interested in finishing Tacoma after I started it, I was able to complete it and this club was the main reason I even tried it, let alone pushed through it. I have 'owned' it (was a free give-away) for a decent while before it was selected and it would still be essentially ignored had you not selected it.

I do like the breadth of selections as you've gone with games, picking from many different genres, generations and overall styles. Tacoma was another example of how I don't really care for walking sims, but with RE7 I am very unlikely to have tried it on my own and ended up enjoying it. TLoU was another great selection for me since I had owned it for a good while but neglected to even try.
So keep up the diverse selections, we're all given the option of simply not playing the title.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (7 minutes ago)
8-Feb(#301)
Just don''t pick Persona 5 or something... no one with a life will beat that in a month.

JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-Feb(#302)
Kommie wrote:
> Just don''t pick Persona 5 or something... no one with a life will beat that in a
> month.
>
>

I did...twice

Persona 5 - 3 weeks 5 days
Persona 5 Royal - 6 days 21 hours

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (7 minutes ago)
8-Feb(#303)
JD wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Just don''t pick Persona 5 or something... no one with a life will beat that in
> a
>> month.
>>
>>
>
> I did...twice
>
> Persona 5 - 3 weeks 5 days
> Persona 5 Royal - 6 days 21 hours
>
>

Certainly possible, but not typical.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
8-Feb(#304)
I don't think the point of book/game clubs is to play through games that everyone universally will enjoy. I think the point is to collectively experience a widely varied group of titles and get everyone's thoughts on them.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
8-Feb(#305)
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