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Posted on Feb 22nd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under rhythm


I'm not sure about you, but "you gotta believe" I'm a sucker for a good rhythm game. Game mechanics are usually boiled down to "hit this button at this time", but in reality all games are the same; rhythm games are just more explicit about it. Since I've moved my gaming stuff into the basement, I've been able to enjoy them a fair bit more than normal, and I figured it would be a good time to go through a few of my favorites (in no particular order).



Continue reading We Got the Beat - Rhythm Games



Posted on Feb 21st 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donations, fund drive, 2017, site, RF Generation

RF Generation is currently holding its annual fund drive to help with the server costs for 2017. So far, we have had a good turnout and I am happy to report that with our donors' generous pledges, we are at 54% of our goal! There's only one more week left in February, so if you are considering donating, now is the time (you can donate here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypal).  Be sure to donate so that you can get in on the raffle of great prizes donated by our staff. You can find a listing of all the raffle prize lots HERE.  A BIG thanks to all of the members who have donated since our last update!:

bsr241
The Burnin8or
erikescapade
Marriott_Guy
Wempster


Thank you all! Please remember to PM me with your screen name and the email address you donated with, (or include your handle with your donation) so that we can properly thank you during our weekly updates and provide you with the proper number of raffle tickets.  If you donated recently and do not see your name, you may have donated after we pulled numbers. If you don't see it, just send me a PM and I will check on your donation status.   
   
Grand total raised so far: $809.00







Posted on Feb 20th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under yakuza, reviews, playstation, sega

Image courtesy of Playstation.com

I've been a big fan of the Yakuza series since back in the Playstation 2 days. If you've never heard of them, the games put you mostly in the shoes of Kazuma "Kaz" Kiryu as he deals with the trials and tribulations of being a leader in the Tojo Clan of gangsters. Like the Persona series, Yakuza, while localized for American audiences, is baked in Japanese culture. The gameplay, contrary to popular belief is nothing like Grand Theft Auto but more like Shenmue only a thousand times more exciting and fluid. The series has spanned the Playstation 2 through the Playstation 4, and even has a few PSP titles that never made it out of Japan. I feel like I have to stress that for as much as I adore this series, it is certainly not for everyone. Only the first game has English voice acting so if you don't like reading subtitles, see you later! The brawler-style combat engine is not updated enough from game to game so many people have understandably criticized it for becoming stale. The graphics, while colorful and detailed, always feel a little bit dated. If you don't like long cutscenes you also might want to pass. They're not in the same league as the Metal Gear Solid series, but they're certainly in the realm of "put down your controller and watch for a while."



Continue reading Yakuza 5



Posted on Feb 18th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Lost, Elder Scrolls, Morrowind, Oblivion, not even remotely interested in the Online game



I've been at this for about thirty hours now, and I'm not sure exactly about my goal.  I mean, I know what the next quest is that I should be going on (as far as the story is concerned), rather it's my personal goal that's in question. See, as I move around the landscape on my way to someplace, I find myself distracted by literally hundreds of various caves, grottoes, castles, outposts, bandits, camps, giants herding woolly mammoths, and dragons.  I've been doing this for thirty hours.  And here is another keep, which I (of course) have to clear, for no reason save to get a "clear" mark on my map.  Man, is that mountain pretty, bathed in the morning sun with the clouds partially concealing the peaks, yet clearly moving...

Oh, man.  Where the heck was I even going?



Continue reading Lost in Skyrim



Posted on Feb 16th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Video Games, Everything Else


Pic from 123rf.com (stock photo)

I consider our stacks of Nintendo Power, EGM, Game Players, GamePro, and other old video game magazines to be as personal a treasure as my childhood Turbo Duo.  Not just for the inherent nostalgia or dated (but awesome!) art, nor even the chance to remember a hidden gem of a game I haven't played in awhile.  Flipping through these old slices of gaming's past also reinvigorates my passion for our industry in a way that modern sources just cannot do.  Sure, part of it is my love of these older eras of gaming, although I immensely enjoy the current generation of consoles.  But what I think takes me back time and again is the purity of those old video game magazines.  In those magazines there is not universal praise, nor is there a lack of critique or appropriate negativity.  There is a passion, even at times an adoration of the magic of video games.



Continue reading On The Importance Of Neutral Ground



Posted on Feb 14th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Secret of Mana, SNES, playthrough, January, 2017


Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) as they discuss one of the most beloved RPGs on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Secret of Mana. Join these playthrough gurus as they review their maiden voyages through the game and try to determine what makes classic gamers dote upon it so. Topics discussed include: the general story, the revolutionary menu system, upgrades, general enemy and boss battles, and of course, the musical score. Having recently played both of Square's "Secret" SNES titles, Rich takes a few minutes to discuss the verbal war that often rages between Secret of Mana and Secret of Evermore fans and whether or not either argument holds water. Which game is better, and would either of our hosts recommend this particular title?  Be sure to listen to this episode of the RF Generation Playcast to find out! 

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 34 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=17592.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://www.rfgplaycast.com/
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/...ion-playcast/id1038953364
On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/p...ation-playcast?refid=stpr
And follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rfgenplaythroughs
And Twitter: https://twitter.com/RFGPlayCast


Continue reading Episode 34 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Feb 13th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donations, fund drive, 2017, site, RF Generation

RF Generation is currently holding its annual fund drive to help with the server costs for 2017. So far, we have had a good turnout and I am happy to report that with our donors' generous pledges, we are nearly 43% of our goal with almost half of the month over! We will be taking donations for the fund drive through the month of February (you can donate here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypal), so be sure to donate during this time to get in on the raffle of great prizes donated by our staff. You can find a listing of all the raffle prize lots HERE.  A BIG thanks to all of the members who have donated since our last update!:

Chris Roberts (N.A.R.C. podcast)
GameReviewGod
Gamer4Lyfe
Goodwill_Gamer
InvadErGII
Malygris
Marcos 'Janauba'
NMErickson
Razor Knuckles
shaggy
StOrmTK421
Voodoo Monkey


Thank you all! Please remember to PM me with your screen name and the email address you donated with, (or include your handle with your donation) so that we can properly thank you during our weekly updates and provide you with the proper number of raffle tickets.  If you donated recently and do not see your name, you may have donated after we pulled numbers. If you don't see it, just send me a PM and I will check on your donation status.   
   
Grand total raised so far: $639.00







Posted on Feb 12th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, FMV, adventure, PC



I love FMV (Full Motion Video) games, even though I understand that most of them are not really good games, as much as interesting relics of gaming's past. However, there are exceptions and Under a Killing Moon is one of them. You play Tex Murphy, a PI modeled after Spade and Marlowe that lives and works in a future vision of San Francisco. In this adventure, you take on a dangerous cult striving for genetic purification. For me, the Tex Murphy games are the pinnacle of FMV adventure with a combination of good writing, decent acting and a good dose of (intentional) humour.



Posted on Feb 10th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Diablo, podcasts, hosting, donations, fundraiser


Holy time warp Batman!  Where the H-E-double hockey sticks did January go? Welcome to the February 2017 edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we announce March's community playthrough game, remind you that "HEY! There's a donation drive going on over here!", keep you informed regarding new podcast hosting, and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals during the month of January. Thanks for adjusting your V-hold and tuning in to this edition of the Site News!     

REMEMBER: If you have any news about upcoming events or topics that you think the site needs to hear about, please PM singlebanana and put "RFG Site News" in the subject line.  Who knows, maybe your news will make our front page!
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Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: February 2017 Edition



Posted on Feb 8th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Links Awakening, The Legend of Zelda, Game Boy, Game Boy Guru, review, classic


Box art shamelessly stolen from MobyGames.
It doesn't get much more iconic than seeing The Legend of Zelda
in that stylized font, with the Triforce shield and Master Sword.

I was never a "Zelda kid" at all.  I played a lot of NES games, because most of my friends had a NES console in their house, and as an introverted, geeky, chubby guy in the early 90's, gaming was the common escape I could share with my friends after school and on weekends.  But since we played games together, we usually opted for games that either included 2-player cooperative modes, 2-player competitive modes, or some form of 2-player mode where you would take turns, such as Double Dragon or Super Mario Bros. 3.  I occasionally dabbled in other genres when my friends fell asleep at 2 AM during a sleepover, but I usually just stuck with platformers, shooters, and action or puzzle games, because they were the kind of "pick up and play" games that I gravitated toward.  For me, the very idea of The Legend of Zelda seemed foreign to me, because my idea of an adventure game was King's Quest, which I played obsessively on my family's home computer.



Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, 1993



Posted on Feb 7th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donations, fund drive, 2017, site, RF Generation

As you may of you know, our site is currently conducting its annual fund drive to help with the server costs for 2017. So far, we have had a good turnout and I am happy to report that with our donors' generous pledges, we are just over 20% of our goal! We will be taking donations for the fund drive through the month of February (you can donate here: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?action=paypal), so be sure to donate during this time to get in on the raffle of great prizes donated by our staff. You can now find a listing of all of the raffle prize lots at the conclusion of this post and HERE.  However, the staff at RF Generation would first like to take a moment to thank those who have donated so far:

Bear78
chrisbid
Cobra Blade
Cowtipp Neo
FatherJack
Fleebitten
GatStevens
Deadman
Inverse Phase
Misto
monkees19
ryanflucas
Shadow Kisuragi
singlebanana
themoofrogF
twoandahalfgeeks
ugr
zophar53


Thank you all! Please remember to PM me the email address you donated with, so that we can properly thank you during our weekly updates and provide you with the proper number of raffle tickets.  If you donated recently and do not see your name, you may have donated after we pulled numbers. If you don't see it, just send me a PM and I will check on your donation status.   
   
Grand total raised so far: $312.00





Continue reading 2017 Donation Drive - Update #1



Posted on Feb 6th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Unreleased, PC Engine, Super CD, Fantasy Zone


Image from www.gf-park.com

It seems Sega intended Fantasy Zone and Space Harrier to be interconnected, as both titles take place in the same universe ("the Fantasy Zone") and have crazy character designs. In 1991, NEC Avenue took the next step and combined both games into one Super CD game for the PC Engine CD/Turbo CD called, Space Fantasy Zone.



Continue reading Welcome to the Space Fantasy Zone!



Posted on Feb 4th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, PC, PS2, Xbox, Lost Heaven, Open World, Shooter


I have never considered myself to be primarily a PC gamer, but there was a time back in the late '90s and early 2000s when I did a considerable amount of gaming on the PC.  During this time, I played such revered classics as Half-Life, Max Payne, and Deus Ex, all of which I would consider to be among my all-time favorites.  Many excellent games were being released exclusively on PC, and when these titles were later ported to consoles, the results were often lackluster. 

One such game from this era that I have always remembered fondly is Mafia.  Releasing less than a year after the immensely popular Grand Theft Auto III, it may be easy to dismiss Mafia as a cheap knockoff.  While Mafia may resemble the Grand Theft Auto series at first glance, I have always felt that it was the "anti-GTA" game.  Although both games share similarities with their open-world environments, crime-based stories, and emphasis on driving and shooting gameplay mechanics, Mafia's more serious and less satirical tone, focus on realism, and larger emphasis on narrative rather than free roaming sandbox gameplay sets it apart from Rockstar's juggernaut.


Continue reading Mafia



Posted on Feb 2nd 2017 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Pokemon, 3DS, Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon, RPG, Catch em All, Family Gaming



I'm not a huge Pokemon fanatic. I have dabbled in the series on and off since Blue and Red though. I've beaten and enjoyed Pokemon Blue, Diamond, Y, Snap, Trozei, and Stadium. I've played several others like Gale of Darkness, Mystery Dungeon and the more recent Pokemon Go, and found myself satisfied with the experiences. Heck I've even occasionally enjoy a few games of the Pokemon TCG.

My son is now 8 years old and is in prime Pokemon territory. After hearing some good things, I decided to get us a joint Christmas present of the Pokemon Sun/Moon double pack (which has both versions of the game). It took a few weeks after Christmas to get some attention from either of us as we were pre-occupied with Lego, comic books, and life for a while. However, we finally decided to jump in and I've had a very interesting experience playing through this game alongside my son.


Continue reading Having Fun While Not Having Fun



Posted on Feb 1st 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under fundraiser, donation drive, 2017, RF Generation


Our annual donation drive starts today!  Be sure to hit that donation button and show this great site some love.  And don't forget, for every $10 you donate, you will receive a ticket for this year's raffle!

Keep in mind that RF Generation is a free, no advertising or pop-ups, not-for-profit site. All database contributions come from member submissions and our unpaid staff works hard to update and improve database content, keep front page articles fresh and informative, and produce podcasts for your listening pleasure. Unfortunately, the costs associated with running and maintaining this site are not free (...or cheap) and we need YOUR help to keep our site moving forward into 2018. All donations will go directly to our server and site improvement account. This year our goal is to raise at least $1500 by the end of February. I will provide updates on the front page throughout the month to help monitor how close we are to obtaining our goal and will also thank all donors by name for their contributions (donation amounts will be kept private).

Thank you for your continued love and support,

The staff at RF Generation



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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