Tag: retro

Rad Rodgers Review

Sometimes Nostalgia Isn’t Enough

HIGH Unleashing the laser cannon on unsuspecting foes.

LOW The boomerang boss’s many one-hit-kill attacks.

WTF There are spiky death floors that look almost exactly like safe floors.


Crossing Souls Review

Almost Heaven

HIGH Fantastic art direction and musical score.

LOW Impossible-to-skip cutscenes after dying and restarting.

WTF The ending. I’m not sure it was supposed to be humorous?


Interview: Alec Stamos On Low Poly & Renegade Sector Games

When you think of retro games, you’re probably picturing a pixelated 2D platformer or JRPG. That’s starting to change and Alec Stamos is among the next generation of indie devs aiming to shake things up.

Stamos is one of a new breed of indie devs that have an appreciation for the game industry’s earliest attempts at action and 3D gaming. He explores a world where textures warped along the edges of CRT monitors, polycounts could fit on two hands, and controls were as strange as the games they were built for.