The Gamecast – A Retro Gaming Podcast – EP3 – Rayman 2 In episode 3 Mark and Greg talk about Rayman 2 and talk about how it helped create a foundation for the Rayman franchise. Greg and Mark played various versions of the game and compare them.… Read More
Indie games are my bread and butter for the most part. They remind me of the old days of gaming where ‘fun’ took precedence over things like graphics and story. This game design philosophy began making a comeback when Bizarre Creations, the makers of the Project Gotham Racing series, developed a small title on the side known as Geometry Wars. And Geometry Wars was a clear inspiration for this indie title: Frequent Flyer.
The original Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo was hugely influential and is largely responsible for an entire genre. However, it isn’t the only kart racer in town anymore. Many companies have tried to duplicate the golden formula and the results can be mixed, to say the least. In part one of this new series, I am taking a look at two kart racers and neither one is Mario Kart.
Two of my all time favorite game franchises are The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy. A Link to the Past and Final Fantasy VII are true gems of days gone by. Going back to those titles today is a nostalgic trip with some harsh realizations: these games don’t always play as well as I remember. Final Fantasy VII, in particular, feels distinctly old school in its’ design. Still, both series have seen great advancement over the years and are,… Read More