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by backdrifter
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite genre?
Replies: 134
Views: 9286

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Blade Runner was great, it recreated the feeling of the films brilliantly. Although, I did find you could quite often get stuck with no obvious place to go next to progress the story. I kind of got the impression that there might be alternative endings to it, but I only saw one. Does anyone know? I...
by backdrifter
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite genre?
Replies: 134
Views: 9286

Good old point 'n' clickers/adventure games for me. I dread to think how many times I've played through the various Lucas Arts/Blade Runner/The Longest Journey/Still Life etc..... Closely followed by strategy games, especially the Civlization games. Completely screwed up my GCSE's playing too much C...
by backdrifter
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Whats your music
Replies: 46
Views: 7249

At the moment, Im listening to copious amounts of The Album Leaf. Absolutely beautiful music.

Radiohead's still number one though, as it seems it shall always be.
by backdrifter
Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Bias
Replies: 37
Views: 5686

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revgiblet wrote:The first two are the best IMHO.
Couldnt agree more. Played through the first on the Saturn only yesterday, and it's still as good as I remember.
by backdrifter
Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Lucasarts's adventure games
Replies: 71
Views: 7155

Keeping it mildly on-topic, what does everyone think of the more recent point 'n' click adventure titles? I personally go against the grain and proclaim Still Life to be one of the better examples in recent years. Really knows how to spin a good yarn, though whoever voiced that burly bloke in the ju...
by backdrifter
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Video game deaths - What's your favourite?
Replies: 109
Views: 12997

Sonic running out of air in the various water based levels! The time begins to tick down, as you frantically search for one of tose 'bubble points', only for Sonic to make that horrible noise, and fall off the screen.
by backdrifter
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 2005 - YOUR top 5 games of the year.
Replies: 23
Views: 3907

Ikaruga (DC) Bangai-O (DC) Finally bought myself a Japanese DC, and finally sampled the goodness these two brought. Never been a major shooter fan, not since those days when I spent many an hour on a C64 shooter (which I still cant figure out the name of!), but these two have completely changed my o...
by backdrifter
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that made you want to take hammer to computer/console
Replies: 77
Views: 6907

Chapionship Manager 01/02. It's a long term multiplayer game, between me and my gaming dad. Him as Liverpool, me as Arsenal. Over the last decade, he's dominated Europe, and me the domestic scene. It's the end of the 12/13 season now, and with the league title already in the bag, I come to the final...
by backdrifter
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 21
Replies: 79
Views: 10947

It'll have no doubt been mentioned, but seeing the 'Green Hill Zone Act 1' pop up on screen during my very first foray into Mega Drive gaming was incredible. Especially as it was a jump right from the C64. The opening to Final Fantasy VII, with the camera swooping down into the train station was equ...
by backdrifter
Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Post & Packing for Subscriptions
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Only just had the time to subscribe, but I cant really see it being much different to the likes of EDGE, which come in tiny wrapping. Cant say I've ever had any problems with magazine deliveries, but I can understand how one's with covermounts might be damaged in transit.
by backdrifter
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Flashback to um....... FLASHBACK
Replies: 22
Views: 3752

I remember numerous early Sunday mornings playing through Another World and Flashback on the Mega Drive! Absolutely adored those two games. Still do, after recently purchasing the pair again and playing through both.
by backdrifter
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To all XBOX360 owner's
Replies: 34
Views: 5683

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I warn you though, I'm playing a lot of Amped 3 at the moment... Amped 3 eh? I thought I was the only one spending time with that one! It has it's faults, and the story based challenges lack a bit of depth, but it's the best snowboarding game in a long while, and manages to cram in some humour too....
by backdrifter
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Lucasarts's adventure games
Replies: 71
Views: 7155

Ah the old LucasArts point 'n' clickers! Easily my favourite gaming genre, and LucasArts certainly knocked up a fair few classics. Obviously the likes of Monkey Island (only the first two really), Sam and Max, and Grim Fndango are absolute crackers. Personally, I thought The Dig was up there with th...
by backdrifter
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Let's have a little poll... (Now with extra machines)
Replies: 50
Views: 8101

Had to vote for the C64! The source of my earliest gaming memories....
by backdrifter
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2508
Views: 150996

Hello all! My name's Chris, I'm 21 years old, and began my gaming life with the good old C64. My earliest gaming memories are playing the likes of Buggy Boy, Emyln Hughes International Soccer, and a shooter, the name of which has eluded me for a decade! I'm lucky enough to call writing my main job, ...