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.

 

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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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Announcement: No Post Today

Posted in Announcement with tags , , , on December 30, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

I really hate to do this for the last post of the year, but it had to be done.  There’s no post today, though I’ll try to come up with something special for Monday’s post.  In the meantime, enjoy this interesting—if somewhat creepy (in a good way)—image of Mario as a real person, from Pixeloo.

Thoughts on Another Scandal in the Industry

Posted in Musing with tags , , , on December 29, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Time and time again, I’ve gone on record as defending those on the other side of the video game business from my fellow gamers.  The consumer doesn’t always remember how difficult it can be to just get a video game made, let alone get it into gamers’ hands.  Sometimes, though, the people on that side of the fence don’t exactly help matters.
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Announcement (and Musing Digression): Scoring System Updated

Posted in Announcement, Musing with tags , , on December 28, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, another announcement!  This one, however, is a bit more substantial, as it covers the recent change in review scoring as detailed in the About the Console and Computer Game Reviews page.
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Announcement: No Post Today

Posted in Announcement with tags on December 27, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, there’s no post today, due to a few different reasons.  There will be one tomorrow, of course.  Until then, accept this Chibi Lara by Bastet-sama.

More Thoughts on Sandbox Games

Posted in Musing with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

We’ve talked about sandbox gaming before, where we covered the definition and its application.  This time around, we’re going to dive into another aspect of sandbox games—the world they’re set in.
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