Archive for Let’s-Play

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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Tuesday Top Ten: Video Games Published in 1993

Posted in TuesdayTopTen with tags , , on July 26, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

It’s Tuesday, the Twenty-Fifth of July, and you know what that means—much of the United States is still dealing with a crippling heat wave.  It also means that it’s time for another Tuesday Top Ten!  Each week, we go through the top ten something-or-anothers relating even tangentially to video games, and this week we tip our proverbial hat to one we did last month, by listing actual game titles.
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Tuesday’s Top Ten: Video Games published in 1996

Posted in TuesdayTopTen with tags , , on June 14, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

It’s that time again, folks—time for another Tuesday’s Top Ten!  Each week, we go through the top ten something-or-others in some even vague fashion relating to video games, and today’s list is an actual list of titles.  This week, we’re going to go through the top ten games published fifteen years ago, in ‘Ninety-Six.
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Tuesday’s Top Ten: N.E.S. Games not Mario-Related

Posted in TuesdayTopTen with tags , , , on May 31, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Today is the Thirty-First of May, which can only mean one thing—tomorrow is the first of June!  Well, okay, two things.  The other thing is that it’s time for another Tuesday’s Top Ten, where we take ten things related to video games, no matter how tangentially, and string them up in a nice, logical, left brain-pleasing construction of order.  This week, we’re going to look at the top ten video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System—but with a catch.  The catch is that they aren’t going to be Mario-related.
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Thoughts on Fan-Created Works

Posted in Musing with tags , on May 25, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Fans have been inspired for pretty much as long as we’ve existed.  Plato was such a fan of Socrates, irrespective of whether or not they agreed, that when Plato wrote The Symposium Socrates was given a part, the character something like a parody of the man.  Today, fans create artwork of their inspirations, which itself is a testament to said inspirations—but a few of us go beyond the bare sketches and simple stories.  A few of us take our inspiration and create something grand.
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Tuesday’s Top Ten: Let’s Plays

Posted in TuesdayTopTen with tags , on May 24, 2011 by The Retro-ish Gaming Critic

Yes, friends, here it is—another Tuesday’s Top Ten.  Each week we go through the top ten something-or-anothers relating to video games.  This week, we’re going to list the top ten Let’s Plays, which, as we’ve discussed before, is a phenomenon quickly sweeping the video game world.  It’s only taken a few years, but it’s quickly becoming renown amongst gamers of all definitions.
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