Sunday 26 July 2015
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
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
Thursday 16 July 2015
Everyone 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
Sunday 12 July 2015
Saturday 11 July 2015
LucasArts, formerly Lucasfilm Games, created many defining titles in the adventure genre and in my opinion some of the best games of all time. Their first foray into the world of point-and-click is somewhat little known compared to their big names like Monkey Island or Maniac Mansion. Based on the classic Jim Henson movie, Labyrinth is a very different type of game than what was to come. And I've yet to mention the film's Japanese exclusive NES adaptation.
Friday 10 July 2015
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
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
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
In the hope that Terminator Genisys will prove my doubts wrong and be an 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 are over 50 games here so let's have a look at them...
Wednesday 1 July 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.