Archive for October, 2005

Review – Ys 6: Ark of Napishtim

Sunday, October 30th, 2005 by jay

Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim
Developed by Falcom Corporation
Published by Konami
Released 2.22.05

What are your gaming politics?

Friday, October 28th, 2005 by jay

Only plays Wisdom Tree titles.

Video games are a lot like politics. There are gamers who cry every time someone makes money, those who wouldn’t mind if Electronic Arts bought their …

Shortcomings of the Emerging Plot

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 by jay

Micro Madness

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005 by jay

Shirt of Destiny

Friday, October 21st, 2005 by jay

The magic of Shenmue

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 by pat

UAT ads must die

Saturday, October 15th, 2005 by jay

For the last few months, Game Developer magazine has included ads for the University of Advancing Technology among its otherwise respectable pages. The UAT is an accredited school that offers degrees in game design and other audio/visual fields. The University of Advancing Technology also has the worst advertising I’ve seen in a long time. …

Best Game Ever – Sword of Vermillion

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 by billy

Developed by Sega (possibly AM2)
Published by Sega for the Sega Genesis
Released 1989


You know why the videogames …

Bad Design 1

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005 by jay

This column looks at design flaws in popular games. Nearly all of the examples of poor design are from games that are either good or great, so don’t assume we are picking on these games solely because they suck and it’s fun to make fun of crap. Perhaps it is the games’ quality that …

Review – Castle Shikigami 2

Friday, October 7th, 2005 by jay

Castle Shikigami 2
Developed by Alfa Systems
Published by XS Games
Released 11.12.04

The shooter, it is said, is a dying genre. Debatabley the first video game created, Spacewar, was a one on one shooter, so it is also a proud …