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by Gabe
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Very Un-Happy!!!! (For real, no joke)
Replies: 57
Views: 3982

I don't much understand how or why anyone can be unhappy with RG. 1. Keep it in perspective - it's only a magazine, not life or death, only paper pages. That is the most stupid argument against commenting on something, ever. :roll: As for the original post, whether you think it is a baseless rant o...
by Gabe
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Any chance of a feature on.. *submit name here*
Replies: 80
Views: 6350

I'd love to see articles on * The Myst series * The Pitfall series * Prince of Persia * Music in Video Games Pitfall has already had a making of. gamesTM did a big feature on Prince of Persia. And you'll have to be a bit more specific than just "music in video games". Licensed tracks? Samples? 8-bi...
by Gabe
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: False perception of game quality.
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Hmm, some interesting views in this thread, and I can't say I agree with (m)any of them. Ignoring the 'games being art' discussion, I think you are maybe over-analysing things. Some people don't get games in the same way some people don't get indie-films, or classical music or comics; tastes are dif...
by Gabe
Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 'Amazing' games that just didn't float your boat
Replies: 128
Views: 5933

I don't get why so many people in this thread are picking genres they don't like, then slating good examples of those genres as if that is somehow a reflection on the games not being very good. They seem to be missing the point somewhat - we could all probably pick a given style of games we don't li...
by Gabe
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Any chance of a feature on.. *submit name here*
Replies: 80
Views: 6350

Some good suggestions there, luth, and talking of Epic makes me think of an ongoing series of articles that talks about games that didn't match the hype. I remember Epic was heavily advertised and touted as having branching missions, where failure didn't meant the end of the game, the example being ...
by Gabe
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Does RG need a comic strip?
Replies: 34
Views: 3308

I'd hope not; comic strips were pretty awful when I was a kid, let alone now. Depends when you were a kid. The late 70s/early80s were pretty much the pinnacle for uk comics Eagle , Scream , 2000AD , Commando comics - all were great and still fondly remembered today True - I just about remember Eagl...
by Gabe
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: The Hardest Games Ever!
Replies: 85
Views: 12393

It's spooky, but for some reason I was thinking about Rockstar Ate My Hamster this morning, and now I find it mentioned here *and* a link to tips!
by Gabe
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: History of football managment games?
Replies: 33
Views: 7387

It's been done before, twice. Once was way back in issue 4 (Simon Brew's 'The beautiful game' feature), and this also featured non-management titles. The second time was issue 32's 'The Evolution of Football Management', by Sean Smith. It might be worth a revisit at some point, but only with a sign...
by Gabe
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quality SRPGs on any system?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Quality SRPGs on any system?

I do like a good SRPG to have on the go, and whilst I await some of the 360 titles to appear over here (Spectral Force 3 and Operation Darkness) I want something from the vast back-catalogue of gaming to tide me over. I've played many of the established classics - Shining Force I, II and III, Vandal...
by Gabe
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite: Whats so good about it?
Replies: 42
Views: 998

All my friends back then were all into Elite, of course i cant talk for the general population but it was a huge hit at the time and i would say the majority of kids back then liked it. 'Technically' speaking i didnt do a survey but every kid who i know who had a computer loved the game. The game w...
by Gabe
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite: Whats so good about it?
Replies: 42
Views: 998

Actually, the first game did not feature an "accurate representation" of anything (other than having some pretty convincing inertia physics) and used a Fibonacci sequence to model a static universe. It certainly wasn't modeled on the real universe as this just wouldn't have been possible in a few k...
by Gabe
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Does RG need a comic strip?
Replies: 34
Views: 3308

I'd hope not; comic strips were pretty awful when I was a kid, let alone now.
by Gabe
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Elite: Whats so good about it?
Replies: 42
Views: 998

The X series is pretty well known and has a good community behind it too that are always modding the games - well worth a look for those interested in getting into them. As for Elite , I remember it back in the day and recall just how dull it was. I always found that it was created as a star and pla...
by Gabe
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 'Amazing' games that just didn't float your boat
Replies: 128
Views: 5933

As has been said by others, the GTA series has never appealed to me either thematically or in gameplay terms. I still have GTAIV sealed, and have no desire to open it any time soon (I have mucked around on a friends' copy, and for 10 minutes or-so random destruction I did laugh a fair bit - then I j...
by Gabe
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Unsung heros..Games that never got justice
Replies: 115
Views: 6932

To the people saying Prince of Persia:SoT, you do all realise that it sold over a million copies, right? Making it a succesful game and not a flop by any measure? I always liked Goal! on the Amiga. The slower pace and side-on view really helped make it a more rounded game, and allowed you to play a ...