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Episode 14 features the awesome intro to Galerians: Ash, the sequel to the PS 1 Survival Horror game, Galerians. For those who don't know, which I'm guessing is most of you, Galerians was a game with a major crush on AKIRA by way of System Shock. The rather disturbing story of a supercomputer gone mad creating genetically enhanced children in order to Take Over the World, it had lots of cool music and style, and tons of potential, but was criticized for lacking gameplay and a terrible, frequent loading screen. It was also rather difficult and easy to get lost in.

Ash, released three years after the original in 2003 for the PS2, was even more poorly received than the first game for poor controls and too much backtracking. The only elements that were considered favorable were the graphics, story, and atmosphere, yet again. After trying to play it, I would have to agree. It was pretty fake-difficult.

Later on in the episode, they bothered to show the long cutscene that recaps the events of the first game.