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by Retrology
July 14th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Wario Land 4 Review (Game Boy Advance)
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Wario Land 4 Review (Game Boy Advance)

I've talked about this game to death so it only makes sense to go ahead and review it! Growing up, Wario was perhaps my favorite video game character, even more so than Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Crash, etc. It seemed like back in the late 90s and early-mid 2000s every game in the Wario serie...
by Retrology
July 13th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games that are perfect examples of great design?
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Re: Games that are perfect examples of great design?

Star Fox 64 is another example of phenomenal game design. Even though it's 22 years old and the controls can be pretty complex at times (like for slowing down your R-wing, speeding up, and doing a somersault), it plays and feels timeless. Since it's a rail shooter you don't have to mess with the cam...
by Retrology
July 11th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Wario Land 4 (GBA)
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Wario Land 4 (GBA)

One thing I forgot to mention is you can also play this game for score, so trying to get every coin, get to the end of the level without losing your hearts and finding all the secrets increases your score and is a lot of fun. Boss fights can even be made easier by purchasing items that take away a l...
by Retrology
July 9th, 2019, 1:43 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Spyro 2: Season of Flame (GBA) Way better than Season of Ice!
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Spyro 2: Season of Flame (GBA) Way better than Season of Ice!

I mentioned my heavy criticism of Season of Ice earlier, feeling that it was bogged down by dull levels, requiring too many blind jumps, confusing level design made even worse with the lack of a map, and cheap enemy placement. Well I got Season of Flame yesterday and I can safely say this is much mu...
by Retrology
July 6th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Spyro: Season of Ice (GBA)
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Spyro: Season of Ice (GBA)

I never knew there were portable Spyro games. When I was reading your review I was afraid the game was going to be 3D, which would prove problematic on the GBA. Looks like I was right. I wonder how well Spyro would have fared in a 2D game? Just got Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs in the mail today and...
by Retrology
July 4th, 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Tenth Anniversary of Steve McNair's passing
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Tenth Anniversary of Steve McNair's passing

Hard to believe it's been ten years since one of the Titans' most iconic players passed from this Earth. His style of play made him beloved not just by Titans fans, but by plenty of football fans outside Nashville. He was the first black quarterback to win MVP, sharing it with Peyton in '03. It's ro...
by Retrology
July 2nd, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Wario Land 4 (GBA)
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Wario Land 4 (GBA)

Playing this game again and it only gets better with age, in my opinion. It lacks the tedious backtracking of Wario Land 3 (a game I do love) in favor of a faster, more traditional side scrolling platformer. But despite being the 4th game in the series the creativity of the level design is off the c...
by Retrology
July 1st, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Spyro: Season of Ice (GBA)
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Spyro: Season of Ice (GBA)

Before I say anything, I've unfortunately never played the PS1 trilogy of games, and these GBA games were actually my introduction to Spyro back in the day. Anyways, I got this from Amazon the other day to revisit something from my childhood, and I also ordered Season of Flame and Attack of the Rhyn...
by Retrology
June 22nd, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Games that are perfect examples of great design?
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Games that are perfect examples of great design?

As gamers it shouldn't take long for us to figure out what games have good design and which ones have bad. Minimizing the tedium while tossing surprises and keeping the gameplay fresh is why the best games are so memorable. With that mind, what games immediately come to mind is brilliantly programme...
by Retrology
May 17th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Chrono Trigger
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Chrono Trigger

Gentlegamer wrote:Is the definitive version still the DS? That's the one I completed.


That's the first version I played, and that might be it. I think it has the best soundtrack of any version.

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