Sunday, 26 July 2015

UPDATES - JULY 2015 - DISCWORLD NOIR!


My work priorities may have seen a reduction of posts of late, but that hasn't stopped me from messing around with DOSBox. I have now got Windows 95 working as perfectly as can be expected inside the powerful emulator, which means many games that are notoriously difficult to get running on modern systems actually work! Read more to see the exciting updates...

Saturday, 18 July 2015

LIVE-A-LIVE


SquareSoft, now known as Square-Enix, is as revered in the Japanese RPG genre as LucasArts is to adventure games. Their creative zenith arguably came during the fourth generation on the Super Nintendo with titles such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy and Secret of Mana causing a stir amongst gamers. Live-A-Live counts itself as one of those games, but few English speakers know it exists...

Friday, 17 July 2015

MENZOBERRANZAN


Arena wasn't the only first person computer role playing game to see store shelves in 1994. Menzoberranzan sure looks similar, but how does it compare to the first of the Elder Scrolls?

Thursday, 16 July 2015

THE ELDER SCROLLS: ARENA


Everyone one knows The Elder Scrolls. At least everyone who's likely to visit my humble site. Many of you would've even fus-roh-dahed your way through Skyrim a few years back, basking in the gloriously realised world before you. That game sold millions. The first game - subtitled Arena - only sold 3,000...

Monday, 13 July 2015

UPDATES - JULY 2015


I've got some more updates and improvements for you lovely people! Check out the full list of what's changed after the jump...

Sunday, 12 July 2015

X-FILES: SEASON 1 - PART 5


There's more spiritual hoo-hah in the next batch of X-Files episodes along with some werewolves and killer insects. There's also some alien shenanigans for good measure...

Saturday, 11 July 2015

LABYRINTH

Labyrinth

LucasArts, formerly Lucasfilm Games, created the defining titles in the adventure genre and some of the best games of all time. Their first foray into this genre is somewhat little known in comparison. Labyrinth, based on the classic Jim Henson movie, is a very different type of game than what was to come...

Friday, 10 July 2015

ALBION


Albion, an RPG released in 1996 by BlueByte Software, earned much critical acclaim twenty years ago. It has since gathered a cult following with even a fan remake in the works, but it has curiously not become as revered or as well known as one would expect.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

THE TERMINATOR COLLECTION


Alongside the games that were directly based on the movies, Bethesda Softworks released a quintet of shooters that far surpassed the iffy quality of anything Ocean did with the franchise. Not content with resting on their laurels, they attempted to do new things which would later become staples of the genre even today...

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

X-FILES: SEASON 1 - PART 4


Disc four of season one (or tape four if you go back far enough) was what I would call the 'Sp ritual Disc'. The episodes here dealt with the meaning of life, death and religion and as such fascinate me more than when I was younger, They were also incredibly personal stories for our two agents and would define their characters

Saturday, 4 July 2015

ROBOCOP VS THE TERMINATOR


In the hope that Terminator Genisys will prove my doubts wrong and be a action movie worthy of the franchise (something that's not been achieved since Judgement Day), I've collected a plethora of games from the franchise. It's closely linked to that other robot movie - RoboCop - so I've added his games too. There's over 50 games here so let's have a look at them...

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

UPDATES - JUNE 2015


I've decided to update some of my older downloads to bring their quality up to par with what I've been doing more recently. Most of them are simply aesthetic changes or removing excess files not needed to run the game. Take a look at the full list of changes after the jump.