Official feedback for issue 52

Want to air your opinions on the latest issue of Retro Gamer? Step inside...

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
TMR
Posts: 5756
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:56 am
Location: Leeds, U.K.
Contact:

Post by TMR » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:15 am

Heavy Stylus wrote:Best issue for ages, and Jason Kelk has done a super job on the homebrew pages again!
[Digs out cheque book and envelopes... =-]

Bub&Bob
Posts: 6833
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:24 am

Post by Bub&Bob » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:47 am

SirClive wrote:Haven't read the thread so not sure what the views on the cover are, but I really don't like it. One of the worst for me.
Its just a bit too pixelated for me - It would have been great if it had been similar to the elite cover but from the star wars arcade game.

What I really want is a feature on 8-bit strip poker and my avatar on the cover :wink:
The dry fart for Barry MacDermot and all the cancer patients in the Glamorgan testicle ward

User avatar
SirClive
Posts: 20261
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Planet Sinclair
Contact:

Post by SirClive » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:36 am

I don't mind the pixelisation. Its just the choice of image. There are far better screenies from any of the Super Star Wars games.

Nice to see the big piece on Retro Fusion.
Image

Bub&Bob
Posts: 6833
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:24 am

Post by Bub&Bob » Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:45 pm

SirClive wrote:I don't mind the pixelisation. Its just the choice of image. There are far better screenies from any of the Super Star Wars games.

Nice to see the big piece on Retro Fusion.
with hopefully a big feature once its over.....
The dry fart for Barry MacDermot and all the cancer patients in the Glamorgan testicle ward

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6759
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:25 pm

Bub&Bob wrote:
SirClive wrote:I don't mind the pixelisation. Its just the choice of image. There are far better screenies from any of the Super Star Wars games.

Nice to see the big piece on Retro Fusion.
with hopefully a big feature once its over.....
yeah, that'll depend on how many drinks get bought for me ;)
Image

User avatar
Mayhem
Posts: 4741
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:05 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Post by Mayhem » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:17 pm

I would have liked to meet some more of you guys, but Chris would have to schedule the show for the day I leave for the US to attend the San Diego Comicon...!
Lie with passion and be forever damned...

Image

nwosteve
Posts: 498
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:15 pm
Location: lowestoft suffolk

Post by nwosteve » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:59 am

Some issues just grab my attention more than others depending on the content. This one leapt out at me! TheGX4000, SOR2 and Klax articles really floated my boat. Top notch.
Loved the collection of MD games but mines bigger! RG, my MD/MS collection and Spectrum collection pics are on the way please please PLEASE print them!!!
"You're all going to die." MK3 promo posters

User avatar
Bland_Boy
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:12 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Post by Bland_Boy » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:16 am

lol, issue 52?
Here in Australia, if 'ya haven't subscribed yet and buy
from a news-agency we only just got issue 49.

Maybe I should subscribe... :D
For a videogame that was released 11 years ago now, Perfect Dark for the N64 completely trounces all its FPS competitors
of the last decade or so, in terms of variety of multiplayer option at your disposal.

User avatar
neuromancer
Posts: 1581
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:04 pm
Location: /dev/null
Contact:

Post by neuromancer » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:23 am

SirClive wrote:Haven't read the thread so not sure what the views on the cover are, but I really don't like it. One of the worst for me.
Sad to say I have to agree on the cover - my first reaction was 'ouch, that isn't particularly attractive, and worse, it looks like a cost-cutting exercise'; perhaps it's to offset the additional cost of the splendid metallic effort last month?

Content wise, however, this month is packed full of articles I'm directly interested in (unlike last month, which just wasn't doing it for me)

User avatar
fgasking
Posts: 379
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:42 pm
Location: Dover, Kent
Contact:

Post by fgasking » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:51 am

Fantastic issue, just finished reading it this morning. Some of the highlights for me:

* Great write up on Retro Fusion, really looking forward to it now even more so :)

* Back to the 80's and 90's - fantastic as usual, one of the highlights each month.

* King of Kong feature was very interesting, and good timing as the DVD has just arrived this morning :)

* Making of Star Wars was brilliant, and I was slightly surprised that the C64 conversion was rated well against the other 8-bits. I enjoyed it from my rose tinted C64 view at the time when I got it on budget, but would have thought the Spectrum version would have been favoured more - will have to check it out.

* GX4000 issue was very good too - Shame not more of its capabilites were unlocked. I remember there was one time where I would regularly see them at boot fairs, fully boxed, only with Burnin' Rubber and for £5 every time!

* No doubt will come across as slightly biast because I know Jason, but he really is brilliantly suited to the Homebrew rated section and has again done a top job in his second outing.

Well done guys!

Btw... is the new Retro Gamer bookzine due to go on the eShop anytime soon?
Hunting and reporting on lost/unreleased games...

C64 - http://www.gtw64.co.uk
All formats - http://www.gamesthatwerent.com (Inc links for Amiga, PC, 3DO)
My blog - http://fgasking.wordpress.com

User avatar
GarryG
Posts: 3231
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:33 am
Location: The cold wet bit above England...

Post by GarryG » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:40 am

So when will issue 52 be in the shops, and what does the cover look like?

Yes I know I should subscribe, having got every issue from the 'old' issue 1 onwards, you think I'd have done it by now wouldn't you :?

User avatar
FatTrucker
Posts: 4724
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Essex

Post by FatTrucker » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:52 am

GarryG wrote:So when will issue 52 be in the shops, and what does the cover look like?

Yes I know I should subscribe, having got every issue from the 'old' issue 1 onwards, you think I'd have done it by now wouldn't you :?
Cover is in the first page of posts.
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I've played all the Bratz games and Barbia Horse Adventures, due to having two girls and they are not rubbish in the slightest.
Feel free to add me on XBL.
Image

User avatar
Antiriad2097
Posts: 26809
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/
Contact:

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:05 pm

markopoloman wrote:Here you go unlucky non-subscribers (and those with crappy postmen or in weird far away lands).........

Image
The Retro League - Where skill isn't an obstacle
Retrocanteen, home of the unfairly banned
Tom_Baker wrote:I just finished watching a film about Stockholm syndrome. It started out terrible but by the end I really liked it.

User avatar
yethboth
Posts: 2077
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:51 am

Post by yethboth » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:46 pm

I've only got one thing to say about the front cover:

Image


Looking forward in reading the actual issue. :)

Will we see a review of Resident Evil 5 when it finally gets released on the PS3 and Xbox 360?
My You Tube Channel is: http://www.youtube.com/user/yethboth

Bub&Bob
Posts: 6833
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:24 am

Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:27 pm

How many more posts you gonna do that in?
The dry fart for Barry MacDermot and all the cancer patients in the Glamorgan testicle ward

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest