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The Graveyard Shift *Alternative Edition - Last, Last Gen Play

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Hello, and welcome to the Graveyard Shift! Hosted by Kotaku's reader-run blog, TAY. This is a place to talk about life, video games, or anything else. So feel free jump in the topic, or whatever¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Also, feel free to go though reader created articles on TAY and the random blips of TAYCLASSIC. First time on TAY? Check it, we have a handy TuTtorial! This is for you! The Late Night / Early Bird / Office Drones/ All-Nighter / Future Warriors!


Some Graveyard digs...

Tonight's Shift... Last, Last Gen Play!

Hey TAY! Aside from a horrible week, and a bad case of the blues just to top it off, I am back from the dead :I Anyways its late, and that's the right time for some random chatter about last gen games.


Talking about games for the GameCube, Xbox, PS2, and last, last gen the Dreamcast (if you still have one, my neighbor does). Games that are part of your virtual or even physical library of games you actively play or just love to go back to, and start a new game for the hell of it and why you do.

For me is Ring of Red (2000) for the PS2. Which is the type of game that falls in the alternative history mech games. And the best way to describe the gameplay is that's a mix of Advance Wars strategy, but with timed combat as in the image above with MECHS!


The story revolves around a split North and South country, and you becoming involved when a new prototype armored fighting walker is hijacked. But don't really go back for the story for say, but its how you really have to prepare for each mission that could take 2 hours to finish. And the only way to prepare is to assign the right infantry type to each mech type(which you can see on the image, and increase stats). So the game limits you to just infantry selection, but at the same time a careful selection and specialization will let you just plow through opposing mechs that don't have the right support or just because you can load faster than they can.

Also, you can run up to them and punch each other senseless :)

But anyway is there a game you enjoy going back too, from a last gen? No? Oh well feel free then to chat about games, life, and whatever you want... sooooo TALK AMONGST YOURSELVES!


Talking about 8bit, and stuff that needs to happen <3

The Graveyard shift is not responsible for your late night procrastination, stressing over your finals, Don't Give A Shit Syndrome, lazy leg, lack of mecha on mecha action, and THAT THING YOU FORGOT!

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