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by Alistair Aitcheson
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, who doesn't give a crap about Zelda?
Replies: 362
Views: 6967

Re: So, who doesn't give a crap about Zelda?

I absolutely loved the first few I played, but it did go downhill after that. The formula's great, but they recycle so many of the puzzles and items that I find it hard to enjoy a new one these days. I'd love to see a new Zelda come out with an entirely new set of items. Different people see differe...
by Alistair Aitcheson
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What makes a great 2D platform game?
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: What makes a great 2D platform game?

Flashback :wink: I've never got to grips with Flashback myself, mostly due to the controls. I had the PC version, so maybe it played differently on consoles. I had the same trouble with Prince of Persia :( I like tough acrobatic challenges. Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV are fantastic recent examples: t...
by Alistair Aitcheson
Tue May 31, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the Forum Issue 91
Replies: 62
Views: 2709

Re: From the Forum Issue 91

It's far too often overlooked, but Sonic Advance 3 is my hands-down favourite. Best levels in the series, managing to keep the pace up while also devlivering some real teeth-grinding platforming action (especially with the ice stage boss!). They clearly learnt from the previous two Advance games, to...
by Alistair Aitcheson
Tue May 31, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Club RG
Topic: Best classic Sega franchise?
Replies: 56
Views: 3652

Re: Best classic Sega franchise?

Has to be Sonic for me. I keep on coming back to that series, old and new, and and it really did something special with the platformer genre by making it so fast and fluid. Sure, there's been a few stinkers over the past decade, but Sonic Adventure 2 was fantastic once you started gunning for the A-...
by Alistair Aitcheson
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: What Comics did you read as a kid?
Replies: 321
Views: 19789

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:that Metallix one was so good they reprinted the whole thing... twice!
Wow, I didn't know that - that's awesome! :D
by Alistair Aitcheson
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: JRPG's Suck
Replies: 44
Views: 1255

Re: JRPG's Suck

I'm not much of a JRPG fan myself. I played through Skies of Arcadia on Gamecube (that was my first, if you don't count Pokemon), and kinda enjoyed it, but when I started on the Final Fantasy games it felt like I was playing through the same thing again. I tried IV and VII but didn't get on very wel...
by Alistair Aitcheson
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: 1995 E3 - first show ever! 2 hours video...
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: 1995 E3 - first show ever! 2 hours video...

Wow, this is really inteteresting! :)
by Alistair Aitcheson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: ISSUE 87 Feedback Thread
Replies: 131
Views: 5992

Re: ISSUE 87 Feedback Thread

Haven't read all of the issue yet, but I loved the Al Lowe interview. A lot of the pioneers of gaming back then seem to be plucky youngsters, so it's interesting to read about someone who had already been in a steady teaching job for 15 years before going into games. I find that quite inspiring :) I...
by Alistair Aitcheson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: What Comics did you read as a kid?
Replies: 321
Views: 19789

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Sonic the Comic for me. My brother and I bought it from issue 1, right up until the Shanazar storyline (when it was on its last legs - about issue 250 or something?) To be honest, we were way too old for it by the time we stopped reading it, but it still had Richard Elson, and that's what mattered. ...
by Alistair Aitcheson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Am i the only one
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Am i the only one

I own a Wii, but that's about it. And it's a family thing really, I don't normally play a lot of games on it. My mum and I use the Wii Fit and sometimes we'll all do Wii Sports/Play. I just got Sonic Colours recently though, and am enjoying it. After the Gamecube I felt a bit disappointed with stand...
by Alistair Aitcheson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations
Replies: 3559
Views: 115457

Re: iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch game recommendations

Got Minotron and Infinity Blade for iPad this weekend. Minotron is pretty awesome imho. The controls are very fluid and intuitive, which is nice, because I've never enjoyed twin-stick controls on iPad/iPhone, and this is essentially a variation on that. The sounds and visual effects are pretty weird...