Batman: Arkham Asylum—The Value of Dynamic Settings

Right behind The Dark Knight, Arkham Asylum is my second-favorite Batman experience of all time. Most people will often site the sequel—Arkham City—as the undisputed champion of Batman games, but for me, that title belongs to the first entry in Rocksteady’s esteemed franchise. Critics and fans alike have sung the praises of these games for over a decade now, admiring the smooth combat system and … Continue reading Batman: Arkham Asylum—The Value of Dynamic Settings

Will retro game prices go down?

Nope. Thanks for reading!   …but seriously. There have been some ongoing external factors over the last year and a half that have certainly laid a big, blunt, bludgeoning bruise across the butt of the retro games market. Most recently, Sony’s decision-then-undecision to close down the Playstation 3 and PS Vita online stores played total havoc on the prices of those games. (We’ve covered Playstation … Continue reading Will retro game prices go down?

What Is the Best Console for RPGs?

Role-playing games (RPGs) are some of the most popular games released by video game developers. They tend to have elaborate stories, give players a sense of immersiveness that isn’t present in other genres, and give the player freedom in a digital world. Also, RPGs are a great measurement of a video game console’s capabilities. These games push the limits of sound, graphics quality, and developer … Continue reading What Is the Best Console for RPGs?

It’s Safe to Buy PS3 Games Again (Prices are Crashing)

I’m sure we all remember a few weeks ago when Sony announced they would be closing the PS3 and PS Vita stores, and Playstation fans lost their minds, and the defecation hit the oscillation and game prices went to the moon like Dogecoin can only dream? Remember? Well, a lot of folks went and read my piece about how Playstation 3 Prices Officially Exploded (Seriously, … Continue reading It’s Safe to Buy PS3 Games Again (Prices are Crashing)

Are Emulators Illegal for Retro Gaming?

Many retro gamers have asked the question: Are emulators illegal?  The answer is no; you can download them without a problem. Don’t get excited, though. The emulators are legal, but they are kind of useless on their own. So, if you were looking to get your hands on some free classic games while following the letter of the law (how paragon of you), you are going … Continue reading Are Emulators Illegal for Retro Gaming?

Affordable Alternatives to Overrated (Overpriced) SNES Games

I’m not sure there’s any more divisive statement in the retro game collecting community than “This is the MOST OVERRATED SNES game (or insert whatever console you want to fight about) ever!” Of course, we’re all entitled to our little opinions. But let’s face it: When you’re dealing with retro collectors, pretty much any absolute statement is a prime target for a big fat “ackchyually” … Continue reading Affordable Alternatives to Overrated (Overpriced) SNES Games

Isn’t it time you grew up and stopped playing games? 

This is the question I asked myself at the age of 25, I’d finished university, I was in a relationship, just bought my first house and moved out of the parental home, it was time to grow up and stop playing video games, the year was 2000 and I’d just thrown a Commodore Amiga into a skip. Playing is what children do, adults don’t play, … Continue reading Isn’t it time you grew up and stopped playing games? 

Massively Underrated Pokémon Types

My criteria for this list is fairly flexible, as I’m not focusing solely on strength of types. It will play a part in the choices, but strength output and defensive stats are not the only factors—there’s also the impact of design, and overall impact on the world.  For instance: Electric Pokémon are relatively high on a tier list of most effective types, but their placement … Continue reading Massively Underrated Pokémon Types

The 15 Best Sega Dreamcast RPGs

Sega’s systems have had plenty of great RPGs, but like Rodney Dangerfield, they get no respect.  Sega Dreamcast was a very intriguing system that never lived up to its full potential. Despite having internet connectivity and good graphics, the Dreamcast lacked the sales to keep up with the competition.  Remember, the system suffered from the misfortune of having the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube launching … Continue reading The 15 Best Sega Dreamcast RPGs