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Old 8th July 2007, 06:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think there might be some value in retro reviews of a certain age.

I think a game like Elite or the last ninja is fun to discuss here in this forum which is what it's aimed at but putting a review together of a game that really is not going to be played today might be wasted effort.
Given that you may not really able to even play it yourself without an emulator etc and even then you would not really have a C64 joystick.

I wouldn't mind seeing reviews of games that are still worth playing today but some people might have missed.
Just some examples would be things like Max Payne, Doom 3, stuff that is a few years old but you can pick up today still and have a good time with.

I think to do a review of some sort the game has to be readily and easily available still. Xbox arcade games would also be quite valid under that rule.

Another thing you can have a look at is gametap, they do lots of old games playable on today's platform as well, hell they might be interested in some sort of deal as well.
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Old 9th July 2007, 02:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, that had occurred to me to not long before you made this post.
Obviously straight out reviews of these games would be a bit silly, and in the end a lot of them are emulation only anyways.

But, I am thinking I may do some retrospective pieces on them every so often, Like one on the whole series of a given game over its lifetime etc.
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How about an essay about post-apocalyptica in the '80s and games like Wasteland and others?
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Old 9th July 2007, 07:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hmmm thats an idea, have a few ideas for things like that actually.
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Old 12th July 2007, 05:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I dont see why a retro review would be bad. These games helped pave the way to what we are at now. Back in the day we were happy with 8 bit gfx and 2 bit sound.

They looked so good, sounded so great.

Montezuma's Revenge!!

Oregon Trail!

Idealy, the amount of force that Wolfenstein hit the gaming industry with is about equal to a comet hitting a planet.

Carmack is probably from another planet.
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I think rather then a review, a Look Back At type column would be better where older gamers are revisited for nostaglic value
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Old 13th July 2007, 06:06 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Tempest (for the classic arcade crowd) - an addiction.
Pitfall series (for the Atari 2600 crowd) - a platform gaming original!
Seven Cities of Gold (for the Apple & early IBM PC gaming crowd) - forerunner to resource gathering, & trading games (Pirates, Conquest of the New World, etc.)
Star Wars: X-Wing & Tie Fighter series (for the mid 90's PC gaming crowd)

Just a few suggestions.
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I think rather then a review, a Look Back At type column would be better where older gamers are revisited for nostaglic value
Yeah, thats what I will be doing, although I am sure I will make the odd exception and review something not quite dead yet. As Father suggested gametap carries quite a bit of not quite new stuff, and I have quite a few of the bigger games they carry, so I can do some on those too. Now I just need to find a little bit of time to write something. I will probably start with a looking back article first though to get my feet wet.
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