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The House of the Dead Retro Reflection
4 years ago

The House of the Dead Retro Reflection

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Ah, the pre-millennial arcade scene. Where the games were addictive, the cabinets attractive and the prices affordable enough that you didn’t care how much you spent. Read Retro

Sonic The Fighters Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Sonic The Fighters Retro Reflection

There was a time, believe it or not, when Sonic the Hedgehog was a household name. With as much edge as hedge, Sega’s blue speed demon was “killer-app incarnate”, single-handedly selling the Genesis with lightning voracity and putting Mario’s job in jeopardy. Read Retro

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Retro Reflection

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If you’ve read anything about Monolith’s Shadow of Mordor recently, you probably know that it borrows heavily from Ubisoft’s huge Assassin’s Creed franchise. read Retro

Metroid Prime Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Metroid Prime Retro Reflection

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Wow. I have to say, Nintendo releasing Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U eShop is one thing, but pricing it at £8.99 in its first week of sale? Read Retro

North & South Retro Reflection
4 years ago

North & South Retro Reflection

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There was quite a lot of American Civil War history in my house growing up. We weren’t an American family (Australian, in fact), but my father was rather fond of the PBS mini-series The Civil War, which relived the anguish – through letters and written accounts – by those that witnessed the four year-long battle of Union against the Confederacy. Read Retro

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Retro Reflection

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is the game that changed everything for me. Its incredibly deep storyline, unexpected humour and survivalist stealth-action gameplay is the pinnacle of true happiness and my favourite instalment in the Metal Gear series so far.  Read Retro

Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Retro Reflection

So many Star Wars games, so many memories. From 1997 when the original films were re-released in theaters, to 2005 when the last prequel film came out, LucasArts put out so many Star Wars titles, it was practically its own genre. Read Retro

Soul Reaver Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Soul Reaver Retro Reflection

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In 1999, amongst the releases of massive games such as Super Smash Bros. for the N64 and Final Fantasy VIII for the PS1, little known developer Crystal Dynamics (Pandemonium, Tomb Raider Legend) crept out of the darkness with the atmospheric, gothic Soul Reaver, which was going to pretty much change the way we thought about action adventure gaming. Read Retro

Devil Kings Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Devil Kings Retro Reflection

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It’s the midst of autumn, a spooky, eerie time of year that’s perfectly personified in the most badass of all yearly celebrations: Halloween. Read Retro

Resident Evil 4 Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Resident Evil 4 Retro Reflection

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I’m going to start this piece with a warning, not about spoilers or explicit content, but simply about perspective. Read Retro

Devil May Cry Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Devil May Cry Retro Reflection

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2001 was somewhat of a strange year for me. I’d just moved to a new town, and a developing love of video gaming wasn’t exactly doing me any favours in the social life department. Read Retro

Jet Set Radio Future Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Jet Set Radio Future Retro Reflection

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It’s a sad fact that many of the games we loved playing growing up simply haven’t stood the test of time; what we once thought were flawless masterpieces unfortunately eroded over the years. read Retro