So to sum up - People who like Retro Games aren't going to be interested in PS2/Xbox/PC/PSP compilations that featured the games they loved playing when they were kids.I don't want to say "I told you so" after the event so i'll list the reasons why its going wrong at RG:
Too much new compilation coverage - For the ad revenue?
It's had so much of this issue after issue.
Answers from RG - No there's not.
Will not have readers reviewing games.
Answer from RG - It takes too long to edit them.
Insulting to many.
It costs Â£5 for a magazine.
Fine if its wall to wall quality
Answer from RG - We got rid of the coverdisk so its now cheap/er *(its still Â£5 for paper).
Month after month we have to have numerous double page spreads of one screenshot.
Do they think we are blind or daft?
Answer from RG - Darran is busy and some people like them (Yea usually people who contribute to the mag!)
The forum - Enough said - Ive seen the posts from many good people here that venture over and I can see why this website is still a home for most of you.
Some of the best answers from the RG...
"You can't please everyone"
"Tomb Raider is Retro"
"We'll reduce the double page spread from 7 to 5 or 6"
"More content than the old RG" Yea same stuff re-written
Out of respect for Darran I didn't want to post this over there but felt I had to say the obvious.
Please feel free to share your comments - If you agree or not
Readers should review games
Retro Gamer is obviously not worth Â£5
You all hate the dps Retro Revivals
I have no idea what a Retro Game is as I covered Tomb Raider, a game that came out on a dead console (Sega Saturn)
The only reason I've plucked this post from another forum (and I won't say where it was from, or who posted it) is because the only way RG will ever continue to improve is if you tell me what you don't like about it.
No point having a rant, somewhere where I won't see it, how's that going to help