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Posted on May 10th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under review, video, ps1


Rayman is an amazingly bright and beautiful platformer than I remember loving as a kid. Re-playing it now, I'm unsure I ever got very far into the game because once you get past the first world, it is incredibly difficult! In this video I take a look at the best and worst parts of the game.



Posted on Feb 11th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, snes


I somehow managed to go through my whole life never playing a Metroid game... until now. Today I'm talking about Super Metroid. It does some things really well, but there are some things I think could be better, or are unfriendly to new players.



Posted on Jan 12th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, top 10


2019 has been a great year for games, it was a struggle to narrow this list down to just 10 of the 31 releases I played this year. But I did it. Here are my top 10 games of 2019.

If anyone's interested, here are all the 2019 releases I played (didn't necessarily finish them all though):


Continue reading Pam's Best Games of 2019



Posted on Dec 13th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, fmv, PC


The 7th Guest was developed by Trilobyte and released for PC on April 1st 1993. It's an adventure game that focuses almost entirely on puzzles and uses live action video clips to tell the story as you progress. The game has an interesting development history and is notable for its place in pushing PC video game technology forward. This video takes a look at that history, the legacy of the game and how it holds up today.



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


Today I'm looking at DuckTales! It's got an interesting history, from the creation of the Scrooge McDuck character, to a partnership between Disney and Capcom, similarities to Mega Man and changes made by Disney producers. Here's some history of the game along with my thoughts on how it plays.



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


The Three Stooges is a show I used to watch with my Dad when I was a kid. I remember it ran on Sunday mornings on a local channel called The New VR. I always got a chuckle out of the pratfalls and low-brow comedy. What happens when you try to bring a comedy show to the NES? Is it still funny? Can a proper game be made out of it? Watch to find out.



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 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 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 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 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 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.



Posted on Jun 13th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, analysis



With the recent release of God of War, I got to thinking about how many recent mainstream games have had you playing a father figure... and how few games let you play a as a mother. I go over a few examples of playable mothers, then expand the scope out to non-playable mother characters and the categories they tend to fall into in games.

Warning: If you're fussy about character spoilers, I talk about the fates of mothers in about 40 different games in this video. I don't think I've given away anything too shocking or unexpected though.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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