Posts Tagged ‘Mastiff’

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure Comes Our Way

Just the other day I was talking about another action-RPG from Japanese developers Nihon Falcom coming our way (Ys VI, there), when lawks a lummy look! Another one’s already here, as an English translation of Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure [official site] launched yesterday.

It’s a cutesy adventure about a girl, her monster friends (who are invisible to adults, obvs), and her magical drill. Together, they fight evil spirits and save the village. Adventure! It looks all cutey-cute, but I have heard some fairly good things about the old PSP port.

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Eat All The Pies

Mmm. Pies.

Gore Verbinski might be calling out for more ‘madness’ in electricvideogameland, but it’s possible he hasn’t peered into the medium’s obscurest nooks and crannies. Smaller publishers retain a weird drive to document the stranger adventures of the human animal in pixel form. Take a look at the most recent releases on Steam, and you’ll note 18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul, Hunting Unlimited 2008 and Prison Tycoon 3 (3? How much tycooning does the jail system need?) amongst their number. Trucking, animal cruelty and incarceration-economics – is there nothing the modern videogame cannot faithfully recreate?

Developer/publisher Mastiff is next to document one of the, um, finer points of American life, having just secured the exclusive rights to adapt Major League Eating. Yep, Power-Digestion: The Videogame. At last?
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