These last few months I've not played Amiga games like I used to the last several years. I've gotten really distracted by hardware projects. And the world. I'm nearly done with hardware jockeying, but it feels like as soon as I get to the end I realize I have another mile to go.
As a result, my vintage gaming has become very scattered and unfocused.
A week ago my son wanted me to play a game he found terrifying on iOS called Granny. He really wanted me to play it so I finally did. It's an atmospheric jump scare game. The idea is you are supposed to solve puzzles to get out of the house without making a single sound or she'll find you and kill you.
But honesty the visuals really reminded me of mid-90s 3D games, and I was like, "Dude, if you want to see a great creepy game that is 20 years old but looks even better than this, we should play Resident Evil 2" which was one of my favorite games from back then. It was one of the few games that really grabbed my imagination and I played it - and finished it - in just a week or two. Lots of fun late nights with that one.
Anyway, I dug the old Playstation out of a box and hooked it into my C= 1702. The movie clips kind of stutter, but the game itself plays perfectly.
We've played it the last 3 nights in a row and I think I'm about half-way done with the game already if not even further. I have to say I've really surprised myself with how much of the game I remember; the puzzle solutions are like 1/10 the challenge of what I remember when I did it the first time.
Anyhoo. It's not Amiga or C64 but it's a lot of fun. And Graham sitting here going along for the ride is always something I really cherish with these experiences. And seeing him cover his ears or eyes? That's what it's all about, guys.