Official feedback for Issue 64

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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun May 17, 2009 3:00 pm

necronom wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:Please can someone post a copy of the cover? I'm dying to see it!!!
I tried to scan it, but with it having all the 3D pop-up bits, and arm & leg levers, it didn't come out very well.

Cheers anyway - hopefully will turn up Monday!
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by necronom » Sun May 17, 2009 4:08 pm

:lol:

You do know I was joking, right?

Everyone else was mentioning it having levers and pop-up bits on it, since last months had the fold out thing.

This one is just the eyes picture from The Last Ninja. It looks very nice.
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by the_hawk » Sun May 17, 2009 4:31 pm

Arrived yesterday & from a quick scan through there doesn't seem to be an awful lot in there that grabbed me personally, I don't think I would have bought it had I not been a subscriber.

Having said that, it's still my favourite mag & I'll still read it cover to cover & no doubt there'll be a fair few things that'll appeal to me.
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by neuromancer » Sun May 17, 2009 5:50 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Please can someone post a copy of the cover? I'm dying to see it!!!
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by fgasking » Mon May 18, 2009 3:53 am

Wow ... Fantastic cover! ... Just got this on Saturday morning which was great timing to sit down for a large chunk of the weekend and read through. Really enjoyed this month's issue, including the John Twiddy feature, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Beyond Software lookback, Back to the feature, Quak, Homebrew section etc.... Great to see Frostbite get a mention too, which is an awesome VCS title!

At first I wasn't too sure about the redesign, but then some people don't like change at first. That said, it grew on me quickly and actually the redesigned elements work really well and the guys have done a great job! Well done! :)
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by psj3809 » Mon May 18, 2009 6:34 am

Yeah just read the Frankie goes to hollywood article. As a kid i remember thinking after all the movie tie in's that a game based on FGTH would be weird !! Worked very well in the end, yeah tons of colour clash on the Speccy but great game, very difficult trying to complete it though.

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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by CraigGrannell » Mon May 18, 2009 7:10 am

Some good content in this one, most notably the Frankie piece, which I'm seriously looking forward to reading. Qwak should be interesting, since I recently interviewed Jamie Woodhouse about the Mac version. New design generally looks spiffy, and I liked the suitably chunky treatment of my Dandy making-of.

A couple of slightly 'grr' ratings for me are the only minor niggle—really bizarre not to see Cannon Fodder sizzle (I mean, c'mon!), and the beautifully designed and playable Saucelifter getting 75% is a bit harsh when the massively inferior (but Choplifter-themed) Chopper got 85% a couple of issues back. I likes me some Saucelifter.
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by pforson » Mon May 18, 2009 8:24 am

Whats Cannon Fodder sizzle?
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by Mayhem » Mon May 18, 2009 8:37 am

As in not get over 90% score.
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by arthur071169 » Mon May 18, 2009 11:50 am

Looks great, it will get a full read in due course (tomorrow, the day after etc.)
Coincidentally, I have been in contact with christian radke (Page 58 "a collectors dream").
He had this to say to me this morning...
"Oh, interesting! I recently did an interview with Retrogamer for that article and they promised to send me a copy of the article but didn't... Well, could you be so kind to send it to me? "

Rather than scan and send, perhaps one of your good selves would be so kind ?
I am sure you have his email, if not I can provide.

Also, great to read / see Iain lee making a contribution, although it must be said the zzap stylee characture of him is 'vague' to say the least..
I am going to dig out the least successful console made by nintendo and give mario clash a good seeing to.
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PS, I am surprised the C64 was not on the cover (it *is* issue 64 after all), here is hoping that the C128 makes its cover!
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by merman » Mon May 18, 2009 1:59 pm

ninjabearhug wrote:I've only had a quick flick through the mag so far, but there doesn't seem to be much content in there that interests me TBH. Seems to be mainly 8 bit computers and not much for the console addicts. The Shinobi article looks like it'll be an interesting read though and I really like the new look.
I think it's an EXCELLENT issue, it doesn't feel biased towards 8-bit (only the Making Ofs).

Brilliant to read the story behind Frankie, great work on the Beyond Software piece Richard.

Glad people are liking the Byte Back report.
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Re: Official feedback for Issue 64

Post by Havantgottaclue » Mon May 18, 2009 2:09 pm

I have to agree with several other posters here and say that the Frankie Making Of was excellent. Certainly a fascinating concept and a game that I really ought to play at some point (on the C64 rather than the Spectrum though!)
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon May 18, 2009 3:00 pm

necronom wrote::lol:

You do know I was joking, right?

Everyone else was mentioning it having levers and pop-up bits on it, since last months had the fold out thing.

This one is just the eyes picture from The Last Ninja. It looks very nice.

I actually wasn't sure, with the weird & wonderful covers we've had of late , I wouldn't dismiss anything! :lol:
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Re: Unofficial feedback for Issue 64

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon May 18, 2009 3:03 pm

neuromancer wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:Please can someone post a copy of the cover? I'm dying to see it!!!
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Hurray ! :D

Back to quality covers. That is an awesome cover , and very noticeable on the newsagents shelf.

Still waiting for my copy though :cry:
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Re: Official feedback for Issue 64

Post by Dan Hero » Mon May 18, 2009 4:18 pm

pure awesomeness! DO NEED IT :shock:
when will it be on the online shop? I'm tempted to subscibe, but the mail here in italy ain't THAT reliable :roll:
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