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PODCAST: Film Focus Episode 58 – The Predator Film Series

Howdy ladies and gents of the internet, as some of you may have seen, in 2016 I started a film podcast entitled Film Focus and on this podcast, I talk about various topics in film and reviews as well on a biweekly basis. And the latest episode is a casual discussion on the Predator film series.

Here’s episode 58:

Over the last few days I’ve rewatched Predator, Predator 2 and Predators in preparation for the new film that will be out next week and while watching them I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about the series as a whole and share my nostalgic memories as well as talk about the pros and cons of each film and share my thoughts on what I think about The Predator considering the trailers I’ve seen so far.

As I mentioned before I’ll cover a different topic or review in each episode and since I don’t have much in the way of listeners or promotion, I’m here to spread the word about my podcast. 🙂

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Posted by on September 8, 2018 in Film Reviews, Reviews

 

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Month of Nostalgic Video Game Reviews 2 – Predator 2

Howdy peeps and welcome to Day #3 of Month of Nostalgic Video Game Reviews 2! This is a blog series where I review video games from my childhood. Today’s game is game is a funny and cool game from my childhood which was based on a big film from the 90s, Predator 2 yo!

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This was one of my favourite games on my Mega Drive back in the 90s, I played this game a great deal back in day, almost as much as Sonic, Streets of Rage and Mortal Kombat. It

Predator 2 was released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992 which is based on the 1990 movie starring Danny Glover, you play the role of Lieutenant Michael P. Harrigan as you investigate the strange murders in the city of Los Angeles.

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Predator 2 is run ‘n‘ gun, shoot-or-be-shot, one-player, vertically and horizontally scrolling action with a 3/4 overhead view. As Lieutenant Harrigan you go up against crazy gang members and a mysterious force of extremely violent aliens. In each of the game’s seven levels, your object is to rescue a certain number of hostages scattered throughout the level and then exit. You hunt through such diverse locales as the streets of the city, a slaughterhouse, and the subterranean alien headquarters. As you search for each hostage, you confront hordes of gang members toting everything from sawed-off shotguns to chain saws. Your strategy in every level is quite simple: run, shoot, and grab hostages.

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Your mission would be totally hopeless if you weren’t as well armed as the gang members, but you are! Power-ups abound in the form of more powerful weapons (grenades, rifles, scatter guns, and sawed-off shotguns). These weapons easily enable you to hold your own against gang members, as well as the various vehicles they use. Human weaponry, however, won’t make much of a dent in alien skins. You can stun Predators with regular weapons, but to destroy them you must capture actual alien weapons, such as the Spear and the Flying Disk.

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Ah Predator 2 for the Sega Mega Drive, that game was awesome! I love how you could run around the play shooting the bad guys and saving hostages, there was a lot of variety in the game from not only the way you got around but also in the level designs too. This was another one of those games I never finished or got that far into because I remember it being too hard yo. Luckily we had a friend who got through the game for us to show off the later levels including the rooftop and subway levels too. I have jokes memories with this game, I really liked the music and sound effects, the music is something I’ve remembered for many years and I have always like the sound of the hostages when they shouted out “HELP!” and when you saved them and they said “YEAH!”

In conclusion Predator 2 for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis is a pretty cool game, while it was a tad strange and complicated at points I still had good times and it makes me wish that there was a game based on the much better Predator film of 1987.

Well that’s another game review done, just 27 days left to go! If you have experiences with this game or any of the following ones do comment below! I’ll see ya tomorrow with another nostalgic video game review yo! 😀

 
 

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