Tag: retro gaming
Many retro games are notoriously difficult and avoiding imminent death is common place when playing a game like Battletoads or Altered Beast. Here we shine the spotlight on 5 Retro pests that further amped up the difficulty and perhaps caused us to sprout a few grey hairs.
Long before Warcraft become synonmous with the MMO genre, and a dominating force in that area, the franchise started as a Real-Time Strategy franchise. Releasing in 1994 & 1995 respectively, Warcraft and Warcraft II are still beloved by fans the world over (myself included), but due to their age, there's no real way to play those games again...Fortunately Blizzard says they're working on that.
Being that today is Halloween and Throwback Thursday, I thought it was a great time to revive my article series on classic games that deserve a reboot. In keeping with the Halloween festivities, I’ve decided to talk about Zombies Ate My Neighbors, one of the most popular retro titles for the SNES and Sega Genesis.
A game's intro can set the tone, mood, and more than anything, they get you pumped to play the game. I know many gamers (myself included) who will take the time to pop in the disc and watch the intro even if they don't get the chance to play the game immediately. It's a great device to engage gamers and set up the overall story. With the latest advancements in technology and 3D graphics, this past decade has seen some of the most impressive-looking cinematic intros ever. Today, I’d like to take a look at some of the best ones the 00s have had to offer, and why they still rank among the best.
In recent years, gaming seems to have an over emphasis on the latest graphics and technology. However, when it comes right down to it, the games we remember best over the years are the ones which are simply fun. Even games from decades ago can still be exciting and enjoyable to play by today's standards. While the graphics may have faded these games from the 80s are still incredibly fun to play even now.
Some things in this life age well; music, movies, cheese, fine wines...heck even fine women. Many people don't tend to lump video games into the category of aging with grace. As the newer generation of games comes to a graphical peak, the older games tend to fall by the wayside. Many gamers can recognize the fallacy of this, as many of those older games can still maintain the same level of enjoyment as newer games. While their looks may have slumped, the gameplay is still incredibly fun and the controls as familiar and solid as anything produced these days. If all a game needed was good graphics to get by then (more recent example) would have been a success. The 00s saw a plethora of great games that hold up well even by today's standards, and since we're on the cusp of another console generation, I thought it was a great time to take a look back at where we came from.