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by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Will RG be repeating this approach in future, i.e. letting someone who despises a whole game series use the magazine as a platform to air their wholly negative opinions? Had the article been written by someone wholly positive about the Kick Off series would I have been justified to spit my dummy ou...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

paranoid marvin wrote:Kick Off 2 (and Player Manager 1) really IS a great game if you take the time to practice
What, for more than 20 years?
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

slacey1070 wrote:Hardly any amigas around? Really? Top 20 sales a few hundred titles?
Yes. You could easily get into the Amiga Top 20 in 1991 with a few hundred sales. But hey, what would I know about it, right?
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Maybe i was off the mark, but even 1/2 million sales were big number back then as Darren implied, but that doesnt cover up the fact it was in the charts for weeks through word of mouth and great magazine reviews through the board, if you liked it or not. Nobody was denying that. But Kick Off/KO2 ha...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

noobish hat wrote:I didn't realise the thread was only for positive feedback.
I didn't realise replying to something constituted censorship.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Well unless we get some sales figures we wont know for sure either way, and proper sales figures back then are alot harder to trace then they are now. They weren't hard to trace when you were the editor of the country's best-selling Amiga games magazine, though. Based on the figures that were known...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
AmigaJay wrote:millions of sales
Really? Millions of sales? Is that correct? I find it amazingly hard to believe.
Not even REMOTELY close. Half a million, for the entire 15-year series, across all formats combined, would be nearer the mark.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Yes, many of the later Kick Off games were poor but Kick Off 2 deserves some respect and recognition. An eight-page article is "recognition". It doesn't deserve "respect", because it's sh i t, but I acknowledged its notable qualities: "Kick Off is still worth discussing for a variety of reasons. It...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

goonergaz wrote:but as a subscriber I feel I have a right to excercise my opinions like anyone else
Nobody's trying to stop you from doing that. I'm just disagreeing with you.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

As pointed out, people read the magazine for nostalgia reasons - usually people have very fond memories and fancy a trip down memory lane. No, SOME people read it for that reason. I have very little time for those people, personally. I read it to find out about interesting things from gaming histor...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Fair credit, he does state in his opening statement what he thinks of the series, and of KO2 that 'he can't play the game to save (his) life' (which is presumably one of the reasons why he doesn't enjoy it), Any retro gamer of worth should be able to hold their own in Kick Off 2 - it should be a pr...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

slacey1070 wrote:Perhaps the worse bit was a reference to another mag giving Rise of The Robots 50%. One can only assume that every reference from that mag is now null and void?
Yes.
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Having worked at Sensible Software for over a year Which is exactly why you shouldn't have been chosen to write an article on Kick Off. No it isn't, it's a pish argument. I hated Kick Off long before Sensible Soccer even existed, never mind before I worked at Sensible. There's no connection between...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Which was developed by sensi (who were themselves,massive fans of kick off). Having worked at Sensible Software for over a year and therefore having a pretty good idea what they thought about stuff, I feel reasonably secure in saying that's not exactly an accurate representation of the truth. What ...
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer Issue 104
Replies: 503
Views: 15763

Re: Retro Gamer Issue 104

Boony2 wrote:Which was developed by sensi (who were themselves,massive fans of kick off).
Having worked at Sensible Software for over a year and therefore having a pretty good idea what they thought about stuff, I feel reasonably secure in saying that's not exactly an accurate representation of the truth.