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By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 May, 2017 At 03:47 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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GOG.com sent out the following

 

SNK’s signature NEOGEO cabinet was the cornerstone of any good arcade. While trends came and went, SNK’s titles stood the test of time like no other. Today, SNK brings 15 of their classic titles to GOG.com, with several of them supporting GOG Galaxy features like online multiplayer, leaderboards and achievements.

Load the bases in BASEBALL STARS 2, save the world from terrorists either alone or by forming a mercenary squad in SHOCK TROOPERS, shoot your way through soldiers and tanks in the METAL SLUG series, and choose your fighting style in one of the genre’s true hidden gems, THE LAST BLADE.

Aside of the above, PC players can now also get their hands on BLAZING STAR, FATAL FURY SPECIAL, KING OF THE MONSTERS, SAMURAI SHOWDOWN II & SAMURAI SHOWDOWN V SPECIAL, and THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 & 2002.

Each game is available individually or as part of three bundles; the METAL SLUG Bundle, the Arcade Games Bundle, and the Fighting Classics Bundle. And to celebrate the addition of SNK games to GOG.com, all titles are now 50% off, while bundles get you additional discount making them 75% cheaper.

For the full list of SNK games and bundles, be sure to visit GOG.com.

I am loving the revival of SNK and how they are doing what they can to bring their games to a new audience. This is a great move for them and  hopefully gives these great games like King of the Monsters and The Last Blade a new generation of fans.

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No GravatarIt’s been a while since I’ve played point and click adventure games; they were a childhood staple for me. Most kids had either a Gameboy or a console, both if they were lucky, for me it was adventure and educational computer games. I grew up in a strict household where if we were having fun we better be doing something that wasn’t making our brain rot so that’s how I ended up playing lots of point and click games. From what I remember most of those games probably wouldn’t be much fun for me today, but those mystery and puzzle games had always been fun to figure out. Apart from Nancy Drew I hadn’t really ventured in the point and click adventure game genre since but Broken Sword 2 has refreshed my curiosity.

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Definitely not for kids it’s the second game in the Broken Sword series which revolve around the adventures of George Stobbart and Nico Collard. The remastered game is available in both PC and mobile devices in download format. In this installment Nico goes with George to investigate a carved Mayan stone she came across while investigating a drug ring. When she goes to a professor’s house to get more info George is knocked out and she is immediately abducted. The game has you step in the shoes of both Nico and George to unravel a strange conspiracy that puts their lives in danger and might have the fate of the world rest in its balance.

The controls are easy to figure out in both mobile and computer with options to look, talk, pick up, and interact depending on the nature of the thing you’re clicking on. With simple controls you’re free to examine and figure your way through the game. One of the things that has always been frustrating for me was the common stuck feeling I always got when playing through these types of games, but Broken Sword 2 has hints to help you through the game when you need a nudge. My favorite thing about the hint feature is the games give you escalating hints that go from slight nudges to detailed instructions on what to do the more hints you ask for, which allows you to still get the satisfaction of figuring things out and not have to consult walkthroughs if you hit a brick wall.

This game is hard enough to not be a one sitting game, requiring me to stop playing halfway through so I don’t finish by the time the sun rises again. According to Steam I played for 8 hours, your experience may vary.

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Perhaps what made my game drag out so much was the witty dialogue and excellent voice acting, which had me pick every talking option with the other characters. If you’re like me in that aspect you’ll enjoy some of the jokes throughout the game, one of my favorite involves a tequila worm I picked up, and you have the option of showing it to most characters you encounter in the game with Stobbart himself seeming to notice his strange attraction to the worm as the game progresses. Everything else is top notch too. This game came out in the 90’s so there’s only so much you can remaster until it loses its old fashioned charm, and to me it seems tweaked enough to still feel like a game from the era but enough retouching to make the game look like a really good version of its old self. The cut scenes are some of the most gratifying things you get out of the game and push you to see how the story ends. The new game even comes with a prequel comic, a great bonus for such a satisfying game.

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So what I’m saying is you should definitely check out the remastered version of Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror, it’s a great game. If you want to watch the trailer be mindful that it might contain some spoilers.