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.


Namco Museum Review (Switch)

Pictures Without An Exhibition

 

HIGH Solid emulation quality and a wealth of configuration options.

LOW No supplemental museum-style content, HD rumble is uneven, challenge modes aren’t interesting.

WTF Why let players rotate the display without rotating or reorienting the controls to match?


Windjammers Review

Frisbee-O Geo

 

HIGH My addictive first two-hour play session.

LOW Trying to catch lobs out of a slide is frustratingly hit-or-miss.

 WTF The surprisingly magical alchemy of Frisbee, tennis and air hockey.