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Offline lemurbouy

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Retro reviews
« 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
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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #2 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.  :)

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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2005, 01:52:33 pm »
Steve's short reviews always turn out to be really long though.

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« Reply #6 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!
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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #7 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. 
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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2005, 10:40:47 am »
Shadowrun is on SNES, too. It's definitely one of my favorite action-RPGs.

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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2005, 09:08:23 am »
As I have already told Steve, I would very much like a review of Marathon.

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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Retro reviews
« Reply #13 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?

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« Reply #14 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).
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