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Review: Captain SkyHawk

Posted in Review with tags , , , on January 9, 2012 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

I must apologize profusely for the lack of a post last Friday.  To make up for that, here’s another game review—and even a Let’s Play!

Alright, 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 Captain SkyHawk for the N.E.S., and you’re pondering picking it up. Sure, you can go off of reviews written when the game was new–but what was fresh as funk then may be trifling better than bad disco now. So how’s one to know? That’s what I’m here for.
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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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Guest Review: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Posted in Guest Submission, Review with tags , , , , on November 16, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

It’s time for another review, friends! This one, again, from White Wolf, and he takes us through Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
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Review: Driver 2

Posted in Review with tags , , on November 9, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, it’s a review!  It’s not the one that comes with a surprise, however. That will be my next one. (Don’t ask, it’s—abstruse.)

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 Driver 2 for the PlayStation (there was also a version for the Game Boy Advance, but the PlayStation version is the one we’re focusing on today), and you’re pondering picking it up. Sure, you can go off of reviews written when the game was new–but what was cool as a crisp breeze off the ocean then may be trifling better than stiff breeze off the garbage dump now. So how’s one to know? That’s what I’m here for.
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Review: Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

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 Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War for the PS2 (known as Ace Combat: Squadron Leader in Europe), and you’re pondering picking it up.  Sure, you can go off of reviews written when the game was new—but what was tasty as freshly-baked bread then may be trifling better than microwaved navel lint now.  So how’s one to know?  That’s what I’m here for. Continue reading

Flash Game Review: Fragger

Posted in Review with tags , on August 8, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Time for another new feature—the Flash Game Review!  Every so often, just like with the consoles and computers, we’ll review a Flash game.  There’s an About page written up for it, so let’s get right on into the review.  This time, it’s Fragger by Harito.
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Review: The Godfather: The Game

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on July 25, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

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 The Godfather: The Game (the version discussed here is the PS2 version, though it also came out on the P.C., X-Box, and pretty much every other console and hand-held system available at the time; there shouldn’t be much difference between the PS2, X-Box, and P.C. versions, but the PS2 version is the only one I’ve played), and you’re pondering picking it up.  Sure, you can go off reviews written when the game was new—but what was cool as a fresh bowl of vichyssoise then may be trifling better than week-old, lumpy oatmeal now.  So how’s one to know?  That’s what I’m here for.
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