In an attempt to shut up Peter Willington, who seems to now only talk about Gain Ground, here’s some stuff I wrote for TheSixthAxis’ What We Played feature that didn’t make its way into the article, mostly to stop it becoming monstrously long:
I’ve mostly been playing this game called “Cubase” where you sit for hours and edit podcasts. It’s a bit repetitive to be honest.
I’ve also been playing a bit of Gain Ground, which is an old Master Systen Game that’s available on Steam. Peter Willington, who fans of the podcast will know, gifted it to me and Bugged me till I played it. You basically a top down view of a battlefield and a choice between a few heroes, with each having their own weapons that are effective in different ways. If you get a hero to the exit then they survive for the next level, but if they die your next character can collect them and lead them to the exit. The same mechanic lets you pick up new characters too. Interestingly you only get the characters you had at the end of the last level in the next level.
It’s much more tactical than I expected, and I am dying a lot.