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Title: Retro reviews
Post by: lemurbouy on April 15, 2005, 11:09:40 am
I thought I'd make a list of older games that would be cool to hear reviewed.
System Shock 2
Any of the Monkey Islands or other SCUMM games like the Dig, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones, etc.
Ogre Battle
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Civ 2
and just for fun, Karateka
-leeman
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Gaming Steve on April 15, 2005, 12:25:55 pm
I thought I'd make a list of older games that would be cool to hear reviewed.
System Shock 2
Any of the Monkey Islands or other SCUMM games like the Dig, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones, etc.
Ogre Battle
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Civ 2
and just for fun, Karateka
-leeman

Hum, I have played all of those games, so that is possible.

Karateka ... perhaps the greatest Apple II game of all time. And the ending was just brutal ... remember what happened if you ran to the princess? After you beat the "main evil dude" if you ran towards the princess she kneed you "down there" and ... you died. You had to walk to her slowly and then you could rescue her. Love that game (and there was no "save game" back then, you had to win in one sitting).

Why don't they make endings like that anymore?
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Sensei Jinx on April 15, 2005, 02:07:41 pm
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Why don't they make endings like that anymore?

Well, even if they did, it wouldn't have the same "cruel irony" that it did. What with no ability to save.  :)
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Cend on April 16, 2005, 09:22:54 pm
Perhaps when doing retro reviews you could do a bunch of short ones? Or maybe add in a new section every podcast that's titled retro review and is just a short 3-5minute review of an older game?

I'm guessing with older games its that we don't know about them, whereas newer games we know about them but want to know what they're like before buying them. At least that's the way it is with me.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: bwl2 on April 24, 2005, 09:32:06 am
The 2 games that I have been playing since the GCN came out are Mario Kart double dash and Super Smash Bros Melee
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: s0lidmetal on April 24, 2005, 01:52:33 pm
Steve's short reviews always turn out to be really long though.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Gaming Steve on April 24, 2005, 07:40:07 pm
Steve's short reviews always turn out to be really long though.

Heh, yeah. It's hard to keep them short!
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: bselig on May 07, 2005, 11:00:49 pm
My reccomendation, if you've played it:  Shadowrun for the Genesis.

Been playing through it again recently and it remains one of my favorite console RPGs.  Open-ended gameply(though linear story), cool interplay between the real world and 'matrix' hacking and, though I think it was developed by Sega, highly western cyberpunk aesthetic. 
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: syphonbyte on May 08, 2005, 10:40:47 am
Shadowrun is on SNES, too. It's definitely one of my favorite action-RPGs.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: zaphod on May 09, 2005, 09:08:23 am
As I have already told Steve, I would very much like a review of Marathon.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 09, 2005, 02:13:18 pm
Here is one to review, or play if you are bored some night...

Mercenary: Escape from Targ (Atari/C64 game) Currently ported (in several languages, last updated March2005) to PC...

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/7150/mddclone.htm

I've only ever played the first one(there were four games in the series, Escape form Targ being the first).... but it was a classic.

ah... the memories... and the essenital 12939 supply.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Martham112 on February 15, 2006, 07:56:49 am
Theme Hospital
Theme Park World
I'm not sure if these are retro, but:
Hotel Giant
Industry Giant
Stronghold

Those are a few suggestions
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 15, 2006, 08:24:49 am
Dont bother with theme park world by then it was just a rehash of ideas developed by Rollercoaster tycoon etc. The original Theme Park is noteworthy.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: n10sity on February 15, 2006, 09:40:12 am
You've probably already answered a similar question somewhere but... I was wondering, Steve, why you choose the games you choose for the retro review? What's the selection process or is it totally random?
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Gaming Steve on February 15, 2006, 10:21:22 am
You've probably already answered a similar question somewhere but... I was wondering, Steve, why you choose the games you choose for the retro review? What's the selection process or is it totally random?

It's semi-random. I try to think of a retro game which might "fit" into the show or the theme or whatnot. Other times ... it's just totally random. But I also keep a list of what people ask me to do and I look at the list when I'm trying to figure out what to review and see if it fits any "theme" of the week.

Also keep in mind that I need to have actually played the game and liked it, so once in awhile people will recommend a game that I just don't feel qualified to review.

Ah Marathon, that is one great game. I will probably review that one and add in Pathways into Darkness as well (how about that for old ... and I finished that game, one of the hardest FPS ever).
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Danzik on February 16, 2006, 02:58:12 am
I'd definatly like to see Uniracers.  My friends and I played that game for hours and I'm actually bidding on a SNES, via Ebay, just to get it my friends indoctrinated.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Djfinny on February 17, 2006, 06:41:49 am
Steve, I have a few that I'd like to recommend:

Auto Duel - by Origin Systems for the Apple 2+, C64, PC. (why? It's a fitting review for the release of Auto Assault)

Raid on Bungling Bay - by Broderbund for the C64† (why?† It's Will Wright first game - reviewed in conjunction of a future Spores release/review)

Metal Marines - SNES (why, I don't know - it's just one of my all time favorite games for the SNES)

Crush, Crumble and Chomp - Epyx (well, Automated Simulations) - for the TRS-80, Apple 2+, C64, Atari 400/800

Eternal Dagger - by SSI for the Apple 2+ C64 - Just a great role playing game.

Aztec - for the Apple 2+ (can't remember who published it but it was a great game)

The Bilestoad - for the Apple 2+ - probably the first fighting game which actually displayed blood.

Deception by Tecmo for the PS/1

I've got many more but that just a few
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: XLNS on February 18, 2006, 12:45:35 pm
Hey,

I was wondering if there ever will be a retro review of a few games,
first is Shamus for the Vic-20 this is like one of my favorite games of all time (yeah I know it sucks now but there's some fond memories there).

Second a few newer games UFO enemy unknown, Beneath a steel sky and The Dig, all great DOS games that would be nice mentioning.

Anyways, probably noone heard of Shamus, not that I blame them, most gamers aren't my age ;)

Thanks for a great show!
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 18, 2006, 03:02:55 pm
How about the original Half-life?
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: BigEar17 on February 26, 2006, 09:05:47 pm
i think that once final fantasy 12 comes out you should retro-review anything from final fantasy 7-9 because their old and good enough to review and you can still play them on the ps2 and new gamers who get into ffXII might want to what the past 11 games were like
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Sander Scamper on February 28, 2006, 06:11:27 am
Star Control 2
STAR CONTROL 2

STAR CONTROL 2
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Samog on February 28, 2006, 10:43:37 pm
Earthbound, maybe? Or Super Mario RPG.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 01, 2006, 11:03:03 am
Or the original Paper Mario. Now thats wht i call a game (with a kind of sucky ending)
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: PatMan33 on March 01, 2006, 02:18:33 pm
Grim Fandango (Did you do it before? I remember someone did it somewhere)
Final Fantasy VII or Ocarina of Time (Do some games that we have all heard about and probably played, then we can all nod in agreement when you solidify our feelings as to how awesome they were. <_<)
Sim City
Some Myst games.

Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: XLNS on March 04, 2006, 01:42:30 am
Also imo Arx Fatalis was a great RPG, very buggy at first but still a great game that not many people played.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: Fink on March 04, 2006, 04:47:03 am
Three syllables, Tec-Mo-Bowl

I know, itís not deep or mind blowing, but boy I love that game. I even have it as my ring tone. And it shows that you donít need a license to make a game. Iím talking to you EA.
Title: Re: Retro reviews
Post by: rvcontre on March 15, 2006, 07:30:22 am
Hey, what's up everybody. I think that a great complimentary retro review for Oblivion would be one of the Ultimas. I'm pretty new here so I don't know what has been done already for a retro review on but it seems that Steve has done his share of Apple gaming. One of the early Ultimas would be great to hear about. Thanks!