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Posted on Sep 14th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, platformer


Today I'm reviewing an NES game that was originally supposed to be an adaptation of The Terminator. The gameplay is reminiscent of Mega Man (though many feel Contra is a better comparison - I disagree) and uses many designs that seem to borrow from popular sci-fi properties.



Posted on Aug 15th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, genesis


Today I'm reviewing one of the game adaptations of Aladdin - this one is for Sega Genesis, can is completely different than the SNES version. Why didn't I think of this closer to when the new movie was released? That's a good question.



Posted on Jul 12th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, documentary


The Dig is a notable game not just for its story of exploration of alien worlds and beautiful visuals, but also because of the story behind how it got made. This is that story, 6 years of development, 4 project leads, Hollywood director and all.



Posted on Jun 12th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, fmv


If you were to ask me, in 1998, what some of my favorite things were The X-Files and FMV would surely come up. So when this game released it was the number one thing on my Christmas list. I loved following the extraterrestrial adventures of Scully and Mulder. Though this game doesn't let you play as them it makes you feel like them. The supporting characters are all there and you even get a partner to question all your decisions.

Does The X-Files game succeed as a playable episode of the show? Watch to find out.



Posted on May 12th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, platformer


Jackie Chan has starred in a few video games over the years. After Hudson Soft purchased the licence to use his likeness, they released Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu on NES.



Posted on Apr 12th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, shmup


Sine Mora was developed by Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture and first released in 2012. In 2017 an extended version was released which is available on PC, PS4, Switch and XBox One. It is a horizontal 2.5D shooter, which means the plane you control moves on 2 axes, while the backgrounds are 3D. The game has gorgeous environments, uses some novel time-based mechanics and has a heavy focus on story. However, I found a heavy story in a scrolling shooter wasn't that welcome of a feature. Check out the video for more.



Posted on Mar 12th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, collection


The Sega CD, though not a console I ever had or played as a kid, has become one of my favourites as I've expanded my knowledge of retro games. Its library is fairly small - 159 NA releases - and it consists of a lot of FMV games, movie adaptations, some great RPGs and standout adventure titles like Snatcher.

Here's a look at my collection of Sega CD games as well as a look at the console I play them on, the JVC X'Eye.



Posted on Feb 16th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, history


Summer Carnival '92 RECCA is an impressive shoot'em up. As I played it, I wanted to know more about the Summer Caravan that spawned it. So here's a bit about summer gaming competitions, including Hudson Soft's All-Japan Summer Carnival and Naxat's Summer Caravan. Plus a review of RECCA.



Posted on Jan 11th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, goty


2018 was another good year for gaming, with a lot of big, highly anticipated released like Red Dead 2, God of War, and Spider-man... none of which I was interested in playing. Here are my favorites of the year; they're mostly smaller, less well-known games, but all of them are excellent!



Posted on Dec 12th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review


Thanks to companies like Limited Run, some forgotten games have been getting attention lately... whether they deserve it or not. The 25th anniversary remaster of Double Switch was released recently - a release I can't imagine too many people asked for. Originally developed by Digital Pictures, this is the spiritual successor to Night Trap. It contains the same design flaws of Night Trap, plus a few new ones, but lacks the historical  controversy to make it interesting. Here are my thoughts on the game.



Posted on Nov 18th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, scary, horror


Halloween is over, but scary video games never go out of season. Through the years, games have scared me in many ways - there are creepy atmospheres, horrifying monsters, existential dread, and jump scares. Here's a look at 7 moments in video games that have scared, startled, or terrified me the most.

What are some of the moments that have scared you the most?



Posted on Oct 11th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, NES, Blaster Master


I love it when games combine multiple genres and styles of gameplay. The Guardian Legend is an NES game that I love for its seamless transitions between shoot`em up and overhead action. When I heard that Blaster Master did a similar thing - I knew I needed to play it. Blaster Master was developed by Sunsoft and released in 1988. It combines elements of platforming, run and gun and overhead action. Does it do them all well though? Check out the video to find out.



Posted on Sep 13th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, PC, Hero U


Sierra Entertainment made a lot of great adventure games in the 80s and 90s. They were particularly fond of Quests - Space Quest, King's Quest, Police Quest, Eco Quest. My favourite of these was the Quest for Glory series (the change of name format was due to an unfortunate failure to copyright the name Hero's Quest).

Six years ago creators Cori and Lori Ann Cole launched a Kickstarter to make a follow-up to the series. But it couldn't be a direct sequel - Sierra (and it's IPs) were sold a number of times over in the past 20 years before eventually ending up with Activision Blizzard. So the Cole's made Hero-U, a game with similar themes, where you play a rogue trying to make it through a semester at a mysterious university. Check out the video to see how it turned out.



Posted on Aug 12th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, NES, StarTropics


The original StarTropics is a game I have a long history with. I got it as a gift for my first communion when I was 8 or 9-years old and it quickly became a favorite. I'd spend full days playing it. It's a Zelda clone, but I never played Zelda as a kid, so I didn't find that out until much later. In 1994, a sequel came out - Zoda's Revenge. Releasing so late in the NES lifecycle, it's a game many missed, myself included. In July, I finally sat down to play through it. While it looks remarkably similar, some updates to the gameplay have been made. Here are my thoughts on the game and whether it lives up to the original.



Posted on Jul 11th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under review, video, PS1, JRPG


May's game of the month here at RF Generation was the quirky musical roleplaying game Rhapsody - A Musical Adventure. It was fun to play through and discuss with everyone else playing along and gave me a reason to review a JRPG for the first time ever. Rhapsody is short and sweet, turns some typical rpg tropes upside-down, and includes great musical numbers. But does the gameplay hold up? Here's my take on the game.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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