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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:54 am

Kai wrote: :shock: Rick Dangerous 2 is great! I like it a lot! Best trial-and-error-game there is :wink:
Mm. See, that's the thing I don't get—the mentality required to enjoy such a game and find it fun. There are genres I don't like—notably, RPGs—but I understand why people would find them fun. With Rick D., I just don't get it. It's one thing having a pixel-perfect platform game, but it's quite another having one where you have zero chance to react to the dangers. Plus, Simon's a far better memory test anyway.
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Post by romanista » Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:27 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
romanista wrote:Okay, at thursday evenings this issue reached the shores of the United Provinces, compliments that fast delivery is back in!

issue is fine, but not to the standards of the great issue 30
anyway insightful
Issue 31 is actually great.
It's just that judging by your comments, there's not as much stuff in this issue that you like in it, so it's obviously not as good ;)
hey, i said i like the issue, but as a positive critic i think it is good to see where i think you could have made other choices and why...
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Post by Rev. Stuart Campbell » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:25 am

felgekarp wrote:Must you be so pedantic. :wink:
That sentence should have a question mark on the end.

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Post by felgekarp » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:49 am

Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:
felgekarp wrote:Must you be so pedantic. :wink:
That sentence should have a question mark on the end.
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Post by Cornelius » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:20 pm

I just got this issue yesterday. It has loads of coverage on some of my most favourite games. It has one of my forum comments too.

I feel like I'm being spoiled!

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Post by Frank Chickens » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:16 pm

Enjoyed reading the the adventure special issue of the mag, was interesting finding out about the original adventure.

Look forward to next month for Stu Xevious special.
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Post by Rev. Stuart Campbell » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:48 am

Frank Chickens wrote:Enjoyed reading the the adventure special issue of the mag, was interesting finding out about the original adventure.

Look forward to next month for Stu Xevious special.
Um, don't build your hopes up. (As it's actually Galaxian next month. Hopefully Xevious will be the month after.)

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Post by Frank Chickens » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:25 am

Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:
Um, don't build your hopes up. (As it's actually Galaxian next month. Hopefully Xevious will be the month after.)
Ah, thanks for the correction, just going on what it says on the next month page.
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Post by eksosrock » Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:49 am

Once again it's a great issue. The Wizball article was excellent.
There is just one thing I missed and that was the emulation page where you show how to emulate the N-64.
Other than that it's flawless. Keep it up:)

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Post by Mayhem » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:04 am

eksosrock wrote:There is just one thing I missed and that was the emulation page where you show how to emulate the N-64.
Me thinks there's probably a good reason for that now...
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Post by sandinista » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:39 am

Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote: Um, don't build your hopes up. (As it's actually Galaxian next month. Hopefully Xevious will be the month after.)
Heh Heh :D

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:23 pm

I have just read issue 31 and was horrified to see a full page picture of a woman with a clear look of pleasure on her face stroking a large pink object on the rear cover :shock:

On the plus side, the Oric 1 has finally made it into Bargain Hunt :D
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Post by romanista » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:15 am

Mayhem wrote:
eksosrock wrote:There is just one thing I missed and that was the emulation page where you show how to emulate the N-64.
Me thinks there's probably a good reason for that now...
n64 emulation on the mac
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Worst one yet

Post by ThePresident » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:41 pm

Sorry. I really try to enjoy every issue, and while load 30 was OK-ish (even though that the C64 was unjustified clamied as the greatest computer ever; the hardware was top notch, but it lacks everything in charm and the palette is abyssmal..oh, well, at least it is retro), load 31 is the worst one yet. Of the lot. Sorry, I tried everything to like it, but the only piece worth reading was "Back to the Eighties". Oh, I also enjoyed the comment by Archer. Best one yet!

Come one: Nintendo 64 isn't retro. DOS/Windows/PC games released in 1996 isn't retro. Sierra games were always pretty inventive, but they mostly ran on PCs (some of the older were also released for other systems, notably Amiga and Atari). PC hardware is the least sexy hardware there is. Unsexy != retro.

However, I am looking forward to load 32 as the preview looked interesting.

Keep up the good work, but don't repeate issue 32. Please.

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Post by SirClive » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:49 pm

ThePresident wrote:Come one: Nintendo 64 isn't retro. DOS/Windows/PC games released in 1996 isn't retro. Sierra games were always pretty inventive, but they mostly ran on PCs (some of the older were also released for other systems, notably Amiga and Atari). PC hardware is the least sexy hardware there is. Unsexy != retro.
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