fredghostmaster wrote:I seem to have got a bit of stick on here. My personal opinion is that Retro should only cover up to and including 8 bit computers. However, I can understand that some people would like to see the Atari ST and Amiga included under this definition. Thats fair enough, I disagree but thats my opinion. Where does it end? I love my Dreamcast and Saturn but I don't want to read about them in Retro Gamer - it's too soon since they were released and I still have loads of magazines for them. My interest is in the classic arcade games, the early computers and handheld games. I'd much rather read articles about the ZX81, Vic 20, Dragon, BBC, Texas etc as well as the classic Spectrum & C64 stuff instead of some obscure Japanese mid 90's game most of us have never played. If the later computers are to be included in Retro Gamer then please keep it to a minimum - I don't like where the magazine is heading. Shoot me down if you like but thats my opinion - you are welcome to yours.
I agree i dont want anything yet about the N64 or Saturn (Even though the N64 is 10 years old), but consoles such as the NES/Master System/SNES/Megadrive are very very old and all feature a ton of good games, i mean it is called Retro Gamer !
Yes i dont want to hear too much about some obscure japanese game which isnt in english, i've still got 1000's of western games to try yet.
On the other hand Retro Gamer needs to make a profit. If theres articles about the Dragon / Texas /ZX81 that would be a joke. Its called 'Retro Gamer' and Dragon / ZX81 emulators arent exactly popular and thats because people dont really use them for gaming much.
I think more retro arcade games should be featured as everyone uses MAME. But Dragon ???? Not exactly known as a retro gaming powerhouse. The MSX / PC Engine all need more features as they have a ton of good games on them.
You talk about obscure SNES and Megadrive games, but we all know the famous games, theres so many retro games to choose from i'm sure we all miss some classics or unknowns so features like this are good.
Amiga and Atari ST not retro though ? Thats a joke. I think what also annoyed people was the 'toys thrown out of the pram' approach in the 'if Retro Gamer doesn't stop covering obscure SNES & Megadrive games then I'm afraid it will have lost a customer." . Theres articles i'm not keen on every month, eg the Oric one, but i wont stop buying it as i want to support it. Doing a 1 man protest and not buying it wont help will it ?