Friday, January 4, 2013

Thanks to Indiana Jones ALL archeologists use whips

Happy new year! Since the Mayan's weren't actually faking everyone out and planning on blowing up the planet at the dawn of 2013, we can all breathe a sigh of relief, and get right back to the important things: preparing for the post apocalypse, and video games.
"Man, if the world really HAD ended I wouldn't have to clean this"
Today I got something REALLY good for you, its difficult enough and long enough that it's going to take more than a lazy afternoon to get from start to finish, and that's not even counting the bonus dungeon, that game is La-Mulana. The game plays like an adventure platformer game, with items to find, puzzles to solve, and traps to get murdered by repeatedly until you figure out how to get past it.
I'm surprised the traps still work after all these years
The game itself has a strange history to it. Starting out as a PC game way back in 2005 for the first release in Japan, at some point being translated into English for PC, then coming out on the Wii in Japan in 2011, then it was updated and remade for PC in 2012.  La-Mulana  for the Wii was localized for American and Europen markets later that year. The Wii version obviously isnt free, and neither is the fancy updated PC version, but the original PC version is, so if you're a hobo playing this on a laptop, you're still good to go.
"I'm no hobo! I'm differently financed"
LA-Mulana is an extensive game, with multiple bosses, great music, secret stuff to find, and puzzles that are harder to solve than "put the red block in the red hole", all with a difficulty curve that will kick you right in the face if you give it half a chance. If any of that sounds appealing to you, then you should snag La-Mulana and prepare yourself to get really mad at scorpions and bats.
Bring on the scorpions and bats
you can snag La-Mulana at a bunch of places, like here or here

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