I�m a youngster. I�m not a video game encyclopedia like most of you retro gamers who played everything on every system, but I�m willing to learn.
I won�t bore you with too many unnecessary details of my life. I�ll just say that gaming was just a part of a lot of things I did as a kid whether I wanted it to be or not. I�m sure if I did have access to many games it would have been a larger part of my life sort of like it is now. Now that I�m older I can look back and play many games I missed out on, which brings me to the point of this blog.
Listening to RetroforceGO�s last episode (ep. 73) gave me an idea - expanding my gaming experience. If that means going out of my comfort zone, then so be it.
See, as many of you know, me and JRPGs aren�t really friends. In fact, I constantly poke fun of them. They�re video game clich�s. They refuse to evolve, but I�m willing to dip my feet into the best of the genre just so I can educate myself. I may even enjoy what I play. I�ve had a few JRPGs surprise me in the past. There�s no reason a few of the older games can�t.
Now, this is where the community comes in. I need you guys to help me narrow down 2 retro games for me to experience. I myself have compiled a list of 10 games so that I don�t get an exorbitant amount of answers all across the board.
I�ll eventually play all of the games on this list, but I want to pick two that I�ll focus heavily on. I want to write a few blogs on my experience. It�ll probably be two per game - one for impressions and another for final opinions.
1. Chrono Trigger
3. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
4. Super Mario RPG
5. Earthworm Jim
6. Silent Hill
7. Shinobi III
8. Final Fantasy III
9. Metal Gear Solid
10. The Legend of Zelda: Majora�s Mask
So there you have it. 10 games that I never played or never played past 10 or 15 minutes. I need you guys to help me pick my 2009 �retrolusion.� Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
P.S. - I�m going to start doing monthly comic reviews on my sidebar over to your right. Check �em out whenever you get a chance.
This month�s comic is Scott Pilgrim. Any feedback will be welcomed.