It seems like a life time since I last managed to get a blog written, but I do have hundreds of thoughts floating around my head that are actually game related and have managed to get a fair amount of gaming in lately more than I probably have in ages.

Since my last update I have been on a bit of a serious retro gaming binge of sorts thanks in no small part to the SNES classic controller I got for my Wii which I mentioned in my last blog where I have went on an RPG rampage since I never really got to play any of those SNES RPGs the first time around for many reasons the main one being they were never released in Europe at all anyway.

Chrono Trigger was my first stop since even though it has had such amazing reviews and gets mentioned as one of the greatest SNES games ever I had never had the chance to play it, and well I love it, seems to feel better using the correct controller too almost like I am playing it as close to the real things as you can get. My second stop was Street Fighter Alpha 2, I had played other versions and later ones on other systems but I had always wanted this version but getting hold of the game the first time around was near impossible since it was near the end of the systems life, I have to say even though it is a cut down version of the game it is still very impressive and certain stages look stunning for the system really is a testament to what people tried doing on 16-bit hardware near the end of their life cycle.

I have also went onto download Final Fantasy II or IV to the rest of the world which I have played other versions of this game but never the original North American release of it, and despite the fact that it is the same game it is on the easy side to other versions because of its reduced difficulty, although I have also downloaded Final Fantasy IV: The Years After too so I can continue the story. On top of that I went for Secret of Mana which I have admittedly yet to boot up.
On the newer game front I have got Resident Evil: Revelations for my 3DS which I truly think is the best looking game to date on the system and a pretty good game all around too, and The Last Story on the Wii, the limited edition bundle which seems the common thing with the last few big releases on the system. While the Skyward Sword and Xenoblade Chronicles ones where good with their controller bundles, The Last Story is by far the best so far with not only a CD soundtrack, but the art book and the one that tops it off for me in the steel case. The game is pretty great too, not sure if I would say better than Xenoblade but a great game, now just waiting on Pandora's Tower to complete the set of limited edition bundles.
My retro fix has take a different turn recently too, although I am a huge Nintendo fan I am still a big fan of gaming as a whole and I was always a fan of Sega too one thing I never had growing up though was a Mega CD, so I have recently purchased one well a Mega CD 2 along with a Megadrive 2 as they just look so much better than the original ones.

This retro fix isn't just down to wanting old games, but rather a recent release made buy a small development team called Watermelon and the game is called Pier Solar, and it is an RPG built from the ground up for the Megadrive and does some pretty impressive technical things with the old hardware, including Mode 7 style spite rotation and a CD soundtrack for the game using the Mega CD in conjunction with the cartridge. So I have placed my pre order for the next print of the game and soundrack, luckily this will not be Watermelons final game as they have three more in development now. Check them out on their website at the Magical Game Factory.

Now if only they would makes some games for the SNES too I may die happy.   
Once again I know I have been leaving the sight alone for ages but I do plan on updating it a little more soon even if it is just blogs more often right now. 
 


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07/20/2012 02:30

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