Posts Tagged ‘nostalgia’

Ghostbusters: The Video Game {review}

June 16, 2009

Here’s a copy of my latest review for the Omaha City Weekly. I’ll post the link to the site later after it’s up.

You just know they’re going to cross the streams

Fighting Stay Puft

Fighting Stay Puft

This is the Ghostbusters game fans across the world have been waiting for. It is as close to a true successor to the original films as could be hoped, and the paragon of how to turn a successful movie franchise into a great video game.

Children of the 80s will want to play this game. While it still does not hold a candle to the movies, the plot is so entrenched in their mythology that it feels like an organic growth of the franchise.

I was one of those kids who was a Ghostbuster for Halloween. I had all the toys… literally, ALL the toys. I had all the lines memorized. I watched the cartoon. Suffice it to say I had high expectations for this game. I am happy to announce it has met them all. (more…)

Punch Out: The Trailer

March 24, 2009

The people at Nintendo just released the first trailer for the Punch Out remake, and it looks AWESOME!

From what I understand they are also preserving the classic control scheme which should make it easy for everybody to reminisce about one of the best games of the 8-bit era. This is the first Wii game in a looooooooong time worth getting excited about.

Game covers aint what they used to be

March 5, 2009

The Atari 2600 was a little bit before my time, but I remember some of the covers from old Intellivision games as if through the haze of a dream.

In this interesting post, Brilliam dissects and compares some old game art to that of modern games. While the modern games have more bells and whistles, the older covers are more intriguing. They make you curious about a game the way today’s covers don’t.

Plus, game titles have come a long way to mundaneness too. The Earth Dies Screaming? That’s an AWESOME title.

Check it out here:

brilli.am/writes » Blog Archive » The Stunning Art & Design of the Atari 2600.