Relics of the Past: Shareware compilations

I wonder if anyone remembers these anymore. Back in the day (early 90s), Internet access wasn’t readily available for personal use. I still went to a local computer shop (Schadt Computertechnik, at one point the third largest PC store chain in Germany, ceased existing a few years later, in 1998) to get up to date…

Recently Beaten: Horizon: Zero Dawn

What can go wrong if you start a fight with a robotic creature bigger than you, equipped with mainly a spear and a bow with arrows, right? So recently I got around to playing Horizon: Zero Dawn, the surprise hit by Guerrilla Games (whose previous works consisted of mainly FPS games). While I was already…

Short Report: Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (Remake)

Since I was a big fan of the original Wonder Boy: Dragon’s Trap on the Game Gear, the announcement of the remake in 2016 instantly got me interested. After it was released in 2017, I bought it pretty much as soon as it got on Steam (June 8th). Playtime summary I started playing the game…

Short Report: Disgaea 1 Complete

As a long time fan of the tactical RPG series Disgaea, of course I had to get the “Complete” version of the first game when it came out 😉 After all these years, the base game definitely shows its age, especially when you compare it to the later entries into the series, though even without…

Kickstarter Experiences – Crayon Chronicles

Let’s have a look at one of the smallest campaigns I supported in my Kickstarter list. Crayon Chronicles is number 41 and ran from the 6th of March, 2013 to the 1st of April, 2013. So that’s just a bit longer than a year after the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter. As a short description of…

Observations on GOG Diablo

So, now that Diablo is available on GOG, I played it a while and have noticed a few things. The game does seem to run well, though I think the windowed mode is a bit inconvenient, as you can’t move it around. I prefer to play some games like this in a smaller window and…

A closer look: Stonekeep (1995)

Several years after originally playing this game, I finally managed to have another go and complete it. Don’t even remember why I stopped playing it back then, to be honest. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a lack of enjoying the game. So, after having finally beat it, I think I’ll collect some of my thoughts…

Gaming Memories: Game Gear Games

From other posts you might already know that the Sega Game Gear was the first gaming system I owned (got it as a christmas present). And I also wrote 2 separate posts on games that I had for it (Castle of Illusion and Dragon Crystal). But since I don’t really have some big story for…

Backlog Battle: Tower 57 (2017)

Well my second go at the twin-stick shooter genre at least went better than the last one (with Helldivers). Tower 57 is a Kickstarter-financed 2D-Pixel-art twin-stick shooter with an actual single-player campaign. But does that mean that I like it? Let’s see… Better first Impression Tower 57 has several nice aspects to it that I…

Gaming Memories: Castle of Illusion (Game Gear)

Castle of Illusion was one of the first games I played on the Game Gear and also my first Jump’n’Run overall. Honestly, I was pretty lucky in that regard, considering this was also a license adaptation. That could have gone a lot worse (thanks mom and dad for picking this one). As an introduction to…