Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

First person shooters were huge for me when I was younger, despite the fact I wasn’t very good at them.  That meant FPS’s that still had a single player story were much loved and more likely to be bought.  Jedi Outcast was the second ‘Jedi Knight’ game but the third game starring Kyle Katarn, one… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Vintage Gaming – Diablo

Ah, Diablo.  A game that I came to quite late – after it’s own sequel came out.  In case you are a young punk, or simply have lived under the gaming equivalent of a rock, Diablo tells the story of a town under assault by the forces of Hell itself.  Unbeknownst to the towns folk,… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Diablo

Vintage Gaming – Oni

Beat ’em up games have a long history, whether in the arcade or on your various console systems.  From Renegade to Double Dragon to River City Ransom, this style of game was a fun diversion from my RPG and Sim game-filled life at the time.  You might consider Oni a logical extension from those games.  Made… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Oni

Vintage Gaming – The Temple of Elemental Evil

I’ve been on a bit of a DnD/RPG game kick of late (or really for a while), so I thought now would be a good time to officially revisit The Temple of Elemental Evil, a PC game based on the old Dungeons and Dragons module of the same game, but updated for the 3.5E rules. … Continue reading Vintage Gaming – The Temple of Elemental Evil

Old Game Tuesday is now Vintage Gaming

I’m renaming the ‘Old Game Tuesday’ feature ‘Vintage Gaming’, so I don’t feel so bad about missing it/being late with it.  Also, when I DO write them up, I love it so much I want to post it right away.  So, now I will.  Also, if you have something you’d like to contribute or cross-promote… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday is now Vintage Gaming

Vintage Gaming – River City Ransom

River City Ransom is one of those games that, if you’ve played it, you probably love it…but not a lot of people have played it.  I came across it by chance at the video store once, played the heck out of it, but it took me forever to find a working copy.  I finally did,… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – River City Ransom

Old Game Tuesday – The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

When I was a kid, I rented a ton of games for my various game systems as even then I really hated the idea of wasting what little money I had on a bad game.  I also preferred renting the simpler action games rather than buying them, figuring something like Final Fantasy III, which took… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Old Game Tuesday – Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

Alpha freaking Centauri.  Those that love ‘Civilization’ type games often hold Alpha Centauri in extremely high regard.  The game let’s you pick up where we pacifistic Civilization players left off – with a ship landing on an Alpha Centauri planet, ready to build a new society.  Much of the game is Civ taken to a… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

Old Game Tuesday – The Homeworld Series

My review here will be on Homeworld: Cataclysm more than the other two, but much of what I have will apply.  The Homeworld series of games, and Cataclysm specifically, I picked up because they were different.  Unlike the 2D+ you got from some other RTS type games of the era, this had true 3D ship… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – The Homeworld Series

Old Game Tuesday – Civilization II

Another game that needs no introduction, Civilization II is one of the most addictive games I’ve ever played.  I know friends whose college classes suffered at the foot of it, long before Everquest and WoW would do the same for the next generation.  Civ2 is still a go-to game for me when I want something slower-paced… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Civilization II

Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: Birth of the Federation

Star Trek:  Birth of the Federation (BOTF from here on out) is a turn-based 4X game based in the Star Trek:  The Next Generation universe.  A 4X game, if you are wondering, is a game where the goal is to explore, expand, exploit and exterminate.  You scout and explore territory, where it’s space (as in… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: Birth of the Federation

Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: 25th Anniversary

First, a note:  this is the PC game, not the console game of the same name.  Now, as a young science fiction fan growing up, there weren’t that many options out there.  So you were pretty much watching Star Trek, even if you were more of a Star Wars fan.  I believe young me begged… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: 25th Anniversary