• Alien Hominid Review - Nintendo Gamecube

    The opening sequence of Alien Hominid shows a cute alien wrenching at the broken controls of his doomed flying saucer with accompanying amusing facial expressions. It
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    1. danstan21's Avatar
      danstan21 -
      Another game I've always said I'll get round to buying and then never did. Out of curiosity, did you knock 3 points off for the difficulty alone? I would've thought tricker platform games would be seen as a plus given how easy many of them are now.
    1. charlesr's Avatar
      charlesr -
      For context: I get quite irked by processional platform games. Take Super Princess Peach for example. Gah.

      I knocked the points off because of the over complex graphics that mask the action - it's a real downer at times, even though it looks gorgeous. The rest of the points were knocked off because it's frankly unfair at times, not just difficult. If you are prepared to persist, you'll probably think "yay 10/10". The alternative will be throwing the pad through the TV whilst screaming obscenities.
    1. danstan21's Avatar
      danstan21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by charlesr View Post
      For context: I get quite irked by processional platform games. Take Super Princess Peach for example. Gah.

      I knocked the points off because of the over complex graphics that mask the action - it's a real downer at times, even though it looks gorgeous. The rest of the points were knocked off because it's frankly unfair at times, not just difficult. If you are prepared to persist, you'll probably think "yay 10/10". The alternative will be throwing the pad through the TV whilst screaming obscenities.
      Ah, that makes more sense then, if it's an unfair difficulty due to poor implementation rather than a genuine challenge. Still, I've always wanted to get hold of this game, and given that it's only a tenner on eBay from the states I'll have to look into it.

      Sorry, can't remember if you answered this in the review, but was the analogue stick alright for this game? Most platformers are better suited to a D-pad. The GC D-Pad is alright, but a bit small...
    1. charlesr's Avatar
      charlesr -
      Hmmm. No idea. I used the Hori Pad.



      I'll give the normal pad a go at lunchtime. Please PM me to remind if I forget
    1. danstan21's Avatar
      danstan21 -
      Ah, the excellent Hori pad. Looking to get one of those myself actually, for all the Megaman and Sonic collections on GC. Good to know if I got one that there are other games that benefit from it too.
    1. charlesr's Avatar
      charlesr -
      Yes, it works pretty well with the analogue stick on the wavebird.

      I was supposed to be going to bed, but instead I'm now playing Super Soviet Missile Master (one of the mini games). It's all your fault.

    1. danstan21's Avatar
      danstan21 -
      O_O

      Looks like the guys that made AH have a pretty unique sense of humour.