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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:42 am

How about an article on games that in hindsight were misunderstood by most people and when looked at again are actually really good.
Basically an article version of this thread:
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =2&t=40538

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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by NES Max » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:37 pm

Good call!

I personally would love a reassessement of Castlevania and Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness on the N64. Sure, the games have issues and are far from being perfect, but the platforming is good (I enjoy the grabbing mechanic) and, most importantly, the atmosphere is amazing. I'm really fond of these two games and I'm not share that everyone bashing them have really played them for more than 10 minutes (many are influenced by the video the AVGN did awhile back, or so I think).

(Full disclosure: Castlevania is my favourite series along with the mainline Mario games.)

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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:38 pm

jdanddiet wrote:This is true, but I'm still trying to broaden my horizons nonetheless and get in contact with a few American developers.
However, Japan is a real tough nut to crack as I think we're all aware. Doesn't stop me trying but...
In my experience, many US devs are extremely happy to talk—more so than many Brits. Language barriers are the main problem elsewhere. Some European countries are fine, but Japan has been a problem for me also. I think the only successful interview I did was Pac-Man, way back around issue 60, and that's only because a lovely person at the university where Tōru Iwatani worked at the time was really enthusiastic about helping out.
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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by NES Max » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:34 pm

Would love to see a feature on Quintet, or at least some kind of spread on Soul Blazer/Illusion of Gaia (Time) and - especially - Terranigma.

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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by Trickster » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:02 pm

Now that it's official.
(Thief 4 is coming next year for PC, PS 4 and so on:
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/arch ... thief.aspx )


I would love to see a Making-of of "Thief - The Dark Project" or maybe a feature on the whole series in Retro Gamer!
Can you please make that happen? :D

As far as I know Ken Levine isn't a very secretive guy. You should be able to get some insider infos from him and from the other staff of Looking Glass as well.

Here is an interview series with some of them:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL058E73A41A41F3DB

And while I'm on it: a developer lookback would also be awesome!!!
Yes, I'm a little greedy :oops:
but it would be very much appreciated and this great creators of some of the most beloved first person games would really deserve the spotlight!

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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:22 pm

I posted on the previous page, I'm on that one...hopefully...
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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by Trickster » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:11 pm

jdanddiet wrote:I posted on the previous page, I'm on that one...hopefully...
Holy moly, I completely missed that...that sounds awesome!

Fingers crossed that it will work out and thanks!

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Post by Tabe » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:55 pm

Apologies if these have already been mentioned:

- an in-depth history/profile on Sierra, the makers of King's/Police/Space/Hero Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Ultima 2, Silpheed, Thexder, and a whole bunch more.

- maybe an in-depth celebration/history of the Command & Conquer games, or at least the first couple

- how about a profile on Origin? They did a lot of games before EA ate them up.

- an in-depth story on the Ultima series of games. Yeah, we got an interview with Lord British but I want more on the games. There's so much out there you could write a book on them. Oh wait, somebody already did http://www.amazon.com/Ultima-Ultimate-C ... lector%27s


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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:28 pm

Tabe wrote:- maybe an in-depth celebration/history of the Command & Conquer games, or at least the first couple
You my friend require issue 48 which features a complete history of C&C thanks to Mikeb :wink:

This is a useful site to anyone who wants to check before requesting a "missing" Retro Gamer feature:-

http://www.parkproductions.co.uk/area/m ... ogamer.htm

If you press alt-e then f it brings up a search bar which can then be used to search the comprehensive listing.
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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by kleinemaus » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:11 am

I'd like to see a feature on cheat cartridges, from the first one on VCS (Answer Software personal programmer) to Datel Action Replay, Codemaster Game Genie and all the American offerings

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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by merman » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:46 am

kleinemaus wrote:I'd like to see a feature on cheat cartridges, from the first one on VCS (Answer Software personal programmer) to Datel Action Replay, Codemaster Game Genie and all the American offerings
I've pitched this as part of an article on how cheating has changed through the ages...
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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by NES Max » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:54 am

You should try to do an in-depth interview with the guys from Game Sack: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrgamesack

They have, IMO, one of the most entertaining schticks going on as far as YouTube gaming channels are concerned and they have a wealth of knowledge about console/arcade games from the 80s & 90s. (Plus, they have an awesome retro gaming collection.)

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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by theantmeister » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:40 pm

Can we get an article about the old PC games Paratrooper, Alley Cat, Round 42 and Sopwith?

Alley Cat especially. I would love to know how such an awesome little arcade game was published by IBM of all people!?

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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:46 am

theantmeister wrote:Can we get an article about the old PC games Paratrooper, Alley Cat, Round 42 and Sopwith?
I always like the idea of exploring Paratrooper-style games and did mention to the editors maybe sorting a short (two-page) making-of on Sabotage at one point (given that the Apple II game was the inspiration for Paratrooper). However, a quickish scoot round the web wasn't enough to unearth Mark Allen.
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Re: The Missing Retro Gamer features

Post by kleinemaus » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:54 pm

theantmeister wrote:Can we get an article about the old PC games Paratrooper, Alley Cat, Round 42 and Sopwith?

Alley Cat especially. I would love to know how such an awesome little arcade game was published by IBM of all people!?
Before some wrong info gets around again, Alley Cat is an Atari 8-bit original programmed by Bill Williams (also programmed the famous Necromancer and Salmon Run for A8), published by Synapse and later converted to MS DOS. Bill Williams died in the late 90s.

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