Fred83 wrote:not sure if your aware,there was an retro inspection done on them systems in the back issues,and of course the awesome neo geo
Yeah I've got a good few issues of Retro gamer, but its not a mag I just pick up and buy without opening it, like what I do with Edge and games tm - they always have interesting stuff, so I buy them by default.
With Retro Gamer however, I leaf through it to see if there's any stuff in it that suites my tastes before purchase. Two or three good features in it from the PC Engine onwards and I'll have the wallet out in no time.
I've seen a pattern though with Retro Gamer magazine - on a given month its theme running throughout can be of one particular era, and the next issue might be another. Issue 73 is very much all about the early 80's, and (hopefully) next issue might be all about the mid 90's, issue after might be the late eighties, etc.
I remember my first issue of Retro Gamer - it was the Christmas NiGTHS ish from a couple of years back - it had so much 32-bit goodness in there....Saturn Magazine feature and everything
Anyway, next month I went in to the newsagents, picked up the new issue (Atari cover I think), paid for it and headed off to the car. Opened it up and leafed through it..... I was sooo disappointed with its running theme - all super old 8-bit stuff, non of which interested me
I actually got out of the car, walked back into the newsie and got my money bak - and I've never done that before with a magazine, and I've been buying them for years.
Might actually be an idea to make official the magazine's underlying themes - perhaps have one month of very old stuff, and the next moth 90's games..... if you're reading this Darren, I'd like to hear your thoughts on this idea
It would be a great way to please everyone.....
Mr Vengeance wrote:Well I know you guys can't please everyone all of the time, and I'm sure there are plenty of people on here who loved the issues and fair play to them, but for me it was lacking information on the systems I love best: Saturn, Neo Geo, PC Engine, SNES, PlayStation 1, Mega Drive, NES....
To be honest, I'm sick of reading about the Neo Geo in the mag.
An elitist overpriced machine, only owned by a handful of (mostly American) spoilt brats and full of nothing but boring sub street fighter button mashers. (Windjammers is fun, but that's about the height of it.)
But there you go, each to their own.
Boring sub par Street Fighter games?
You seriously don't know what you're talking about mate! As “punishment” I suggest you go and play The Last Blade 2