I want to try something new. The big technical reviews are fun, but they are time consuming. Also, I fear, I’ll eventually run out of games to talk about if I try to keep up a pace of two per weekend (I say that as I spy a stack of games and think: I didn’t have this ‘problem’ in college – unplayed games that is). The dilemma of adulthood: I love my games as much as ever, and I can actually afford to go out and spend on my habit – the downside is, I don’t have nearly as much time on my hands to play games as I used to.
Then that got me thinking: I used to play a ton of games. I still have a ridiculous number of old game systems and games laying around the house. Why not spend a bit of time each weekend, just tossing in an old game that catches my eye for one reason or another, and just write about it? No technical scores (really, is it fair to try and rate the graphics of Double Dragon on the NES or Sonic on the Genesis when we know that modern games easily surpass those?).
The idea behind my technical scores and longer reviews is that I am talking about games people may actually be interested in purchasing for current systems. Sure, it’s just an opinion, and it’s only my opinion, but that is what I had in mind when I began this blog. So, instead I’d like to just talk about older games for a bit – what I remember about them, what my thoughts are now after dusting them off for a bit. It’s more me reminiscing about older games, and hey – maybe you will see one of them come out on the virtual console for the Wii or release on Steam or the Playstation Network. If so, and my ramblings encourage or discourage you from buying it? Cool, and I’d love to know what I said that caught your eye.
So, I’m hoping to do one of these each weekend, just a short run of images and video from hooking the console up to my desktop and giving it a few minutes to a few hours and sharing my thoughts. Hope you peek in this weekend as I get my first one posted under Retro Reflections. This week’s will be Ninja Gaiden.