There's something eerily wrong in Red Creek Valley and it's your job to piece things together in this atmospheric "weird fiction" detective game.
Continue reading Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
If you have a Vectrex, check out and participate in this years Vector War IV going on over at the Vectorgaming Forum. The competition starts on November 21st and wraps up on December 6th. A list of games played, rules, and other info can be found on their site. Come and join in on the fun!
Have a long year's worth of platforming, adventure, strategy, RPG, and FPS titles got you worn down? Well kick back this December and enjoy some short, fast-paced shmups across a variety of platforms. This shmup month shouldn't be a surprise to most of you on the site, since this September, participants were asked which retro and modern titles they would most like to play in December. Retro participants even voted on these suggestions. Now it's time to put your money where your
mouth vote was, grab the sticks, and show off those trusty *pew* *pew* skills.
Continue reading December 2014 Community Playthrough
"Whenever I think of asphalt, I think of Maureen. That's the last sensation I had before I blacked out, the thick smell of asphalt."
Tim Schafer, who was already known for his work on Monkey Island, proved that he was up to the challenge of leading his own project with Full Throttle. Please, I beg of you, play this game.
Continue reading Dust Off Your DOSBox and Play Full Throttle
I have been excited about the release of Tales of Xillia 2 since I played and reviewed the first one a few months ago (http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Tales-of-Xillia-2755.php). I greatly enjoyed the main characters and writing of the original game and thought that the plot took plenty of nice turns that were not as predictable as an RPG veteran would expect.
Continue reading Psychotic Reviews: Tales of Xillia 2
Digital distribution is a touchy subject, especially on a website that's home to so many collectors. But in fairness, downloads have been great for some of us. There's no denying the certain rush that comes from instant gratification. In fact, thanks to digital distribution, I've vastly cut down on my game purchases. The thought that a game is (generally) going to be available to purchase and play whenever I'm ready to play it seems to trump even the allure of stocking up during sales. And there's certainly no denying that this cheaper form of distribution means that many games by smaller developers are finding their way into the hands and hard drives of gamers that would be near impossible otherwise.
Continue reading The Secret Renaissance of PC Game Boxes
It looks like all the Halloween scares and candy didn't distract anyone from contributing to RF Generation's database.
During October you made a total of 2380 submissions to the ever growing database. Of those updates 45 were hardware submissions and 2335 were game submissions. And you kept those scanners buzzing with 1163 image submissions.
Our top contributors last month were: ericeskapade (596), Shadow Kisuragi (257), Flee (206), ae.tc (197), and CoinCollector (169)
On behalf of the RF Generation staff and community we thank you for your incredible efforts.
Our top approvers were: Shadow Kisuragi (1256), ApolloBoy (205), and Tynstar (88)
What if I told you there was a game, released for Windows, Mac, and Linux, that mixed the rich story and character interaction found in an Ultima game with some of the action featured in Zelda: A Link to the Past? Would you bite at such an opportunity or would you balk? Should your curiosity pique at such a combination, let me introduce you to The Real Texas.
Continue reading The Real Texas
That's right, it's time again for the RFGeneration Secret Santa v2014.0. RFGeneration's Secret Santa event is a fun and exciting holiday gift-exchange tradition that several of the members of this site participate in annually.
For the full list of rules, information, and to sign up, head to the RFGeneration Secret Santa v2014.0 thread located here:
Join RFGeneration Community Playthrough hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Jamie (techwizard), Floyd (Fleach), and Shawn (GrayGhost81) as we discuss October's spooky retro and modern playthroughs. In this episode, singlebanana, Grayghost81, and techwizard discuss arguably the greatest platformer (and possibly greatest game) ever released on the PSX, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. On the modern side, join Grayghost81, Fleach, and special guest, Disposed Hero, as they discuss the horrifying and complex narrative of the XBox360 and PC title, Alan Wake. Enjoy!
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Continue reading Episode 7 - RFGeneration Community Playthrough Wrap-Up
Um, negotiation? Harsh language?
*Sometime in 1989, my dad is flipping through channels while an 11-year-old me is puttering with the family Commodore 64. I glance up to the screen in time to see the coolest thing on wheels my young mind has yet absorbed: a giant rectangle bristling with weaponry, tires almost as tall as the vehicle is high, and a turret atop that is so huge, it slides on a rail from the top and down the back so the whole thing can fit through a huge industrial door.
"Woah, what is that?" I ask.
"A movie." My dad says nonchalantly.
From the kitchen, I hear my mom call out, "Ken, isn't that too scary for him?"
The wood-grain 25" console TV flickers to a different channel.
This was my first encounter with the legendary franchise. And a moment that dug deep grooves into my life from then on, including a love of sci-fi I would end up sharing with my dad.
Alien Isolation is the latest product in that universe, which by most accounts needed a palate cleanser after the failure-on-many-levels Colonial Marines (full disclosure, I did enjoy that one, though I agree with the critique.) That game, like most based on the series, was modeled as a guns-blazing action game with a touch of horror, which makes sense; Aliens is highly regarded as a fantastic action/sci-fi/horror-lite movie that was also key in developing the quintessential and now ubiquitous 'Space Marine' archetype.
Continue reading Death and Harvey: Time with Alien Isolation
Why would a person want to open a video game store and how does that idea go from conception to reality? That question has a nearly endless amount of possible answers. But here is one answer to that question.....
Young Crabmaster getting his first dose of Nintendo
Continue reading Blog Quest: What?!?! No Game Stores??
Episode 26.5 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...rum/index.php?topic=14708
We're back with another Small Scores special! Crabby is on hiatus while Bil and Duke dig into all the fun snags of the members of RF Generation. Join us for game talk, some rambling, and our memories of Kazaa.
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Music: Mouryou Senki Madara (Famicom)
I recently started playing Far Cry 3 to see what all the hype surrounding the game was about. The game took some getting used to, since the first-person shooter genre is still very new to me, but there's one mechanic in this game that I'm very familiar with, the skill tree. However, I this mechanic wasn't the right choice for this particular game.
Continue reading You Got RPG in My FPS: Bad Upgrade Systems
Cosmic Carnage is a bad fighting game for the 32X. What makes the game bad?
Most people can tell if a game is good or bad from playing it for a short while, but what if you wanted to break it down and figure out what specifically makes the game good or bad? You could have a punch list and put little check marks or ratings in each box. But what are the criteria? Story, Gameplay, Control, Visuals, Sound, Replayability? It's hard to apply the same rating system to different types of games. It would depend greatly on the kind of game you are playing. All games should be fun. This can be a bit of an intangible as all of the pieces of the game, good and/or bad, come together to make up the overall experience. Let's take a look at the parts of Cosmic Carnage as they are presented to us.
Continue reading Cosmic Carnage is a Bad Game With a Great Premise