Archive for January, 2012

Announcement: No Post Today

Posted in Announcement with tags on January 3, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Unfortunately, no post today.  I of course apologize for that, and in some small measure of recompense, enjoy this humorous take on video game questing in the real world.  It’s an interesting blend of World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy.



Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation – Echoes from the Past

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , on January 2, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Here it is, friends, the special post I’ve been promising.  This is more than just a review—but what makes it special will be near the end.

So you’re picking through old games at the local shop, or you’re clicking through the bargain pages of a web site. Either way, you come across Star Trek: The Next Generation – Echoes from the Past, and you’re pondering picking it up (the version discussed here is the Genesis version; there are some differences between that one and the S.N.E.S. version which we’ll get to in a moment). Sure, you can go off of reviews written when the game was new–but what was cool as a newborn tribble then may be trifling better than a violently epileptic targ now. So how’s one to know? That’s what I’m here for.
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