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Lets Play & Review: Alien Soldier

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to The Basement...
It's SEGA-DAY NIGHT!

Okay, yeah that still sounds horrible... Any way, last Saturday, I took a spin playing 'Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle', and so this week, it was the turn for 'Alien Soldier'... great creative title there folks...

Released in 1995 on consoles in Japan and PAL Territories, this is one of those games that people in North America were able to play via the 'Sega Channel' service, which in short was the major grandfather of say Steam, Amazon, the PlayStation Network, X-Box Live and others in terms of allowing players to get their games online. It was very much ahead of its time.

Alien Solider however... wasn't ahead of its time, it's a confusing little run and gun game that seems like a glorified demo for an arcade concept... with two modes 'Super Hard' and 'Super Easy', with the only difference between the two being that the boss battles are easier... and this is what …

Additional Thoughts On Star Trek Online Agents of Yesterday

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Hello Dwellers & Welcome To The Basement...

So it's been a few days, and I've been zipping through the Agents of Yesterday story as quickly as possible (currently up to the Cardassian Front missions) and then I realized some of these missions are obviously playable under my main character.

So today, I got Zagreus off of Risa and out into space to do the various post-23rd Century Missions, to get a feel for them when I play them as Sobar (which will be over the course of the next several weeks). So very briefly here are my thoughts on the missions.

First there is the 'Yesterday's War' arc, which features the 'Core of the Matter' which gives a unique version on why Galordon Core (feautred in the TNG Episode 'The Enemy') is a waste land while also giving players another run in with the Doomsday Machine and having a fun mad-dash shoot out with many 23rd Century Romulans.

'Vorgon Conclusion' ties it not only with the Future Proof, but also s…

Strangers in Space - Tales From The TARDIS

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement, It’s Saturday! Time For Tales From The TARDIS…
This week, we’re starting the Sensorites, a 6-part serial that first started to air on June 20, 1964.

This particular story is one that gets the reputation for being too slow for its own good… but I think there is something much worst associate with the episode… that somehow that the living jarhead Russell T Davies created to the Ood to be similar to the Sensorites….


Anyway, let’s get the ball rolling with part 1, Strangers in Space… hmmm I wonder if the tune is similar to Strangers in Paradise?

The episode opens with our heroes discovering they have landed on a space ship that is a drift and with a dead crew. The bodies are warm, however the watches they have (which are powered by movements of their wrists) indicate they have been dead for less than a day. Our heroes go to leave when one of the crew wakes up! AHHH! ZOMBIE! No actually, it’s revealed that this guy is Captain Maitland, and that i…