Tag: retro

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.


Voodoo Vince Remastered Review

Cursed By Missed Opportunities

HIGH Humorous self-mutilation is fun. (Now there’s a sentence I’ve never written before.)

LOW Visuals from 2003. Innovation from 1903.

WTF Are there really this many bottomless pits in New Orleans?


This Is Not A Review: STRAFE

Welcome to This Is Not A Review. In these articles we discuss general impressions, ideas and thoughts on any given game, but as the title implies, it’s not a review. Instead, it’s an exercise in offering a quick recommendation (or dismissal) after spending enough time to grasp the ideas and gameplay of a thing without necessarily playing it from A to Z.

The subject of this installment: STRAFE, developed by Pixel Titans and published by Devolver Digital.


Double Dragon 4 Review

What Year Is It?

HIGH Unlocking the character who can kill anything with an invisible ki blast.

LOW Trying to beat that same character in the main game.

WTF Oh, Marian, will you ever stop getting punched in the stomach?