Reviews

ArcadeGems : Phoenix

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  The simplistic concept of the initial arcade shooter was somewhat short lived. Left, right and fire had proved to be a successful formula for a vast number of releases after the arrival of the seminal Space Invaders in 1978. To ensure the continuing success of the arcades, however, publishers had to innovate. Released by…

MovieGems : Resident Evil

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  Resident Evil (2002) is the first in a movie franchise based on the Capcom games of the same name. I’m not going to go into detail about the storyline of the video games, because if you’re a reader of Retro Now and aren’t familiar with the Resident Evil universe, you shouldn’t be here. But as you…

360Gems : Rez HD

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  Tetsuya Mizguchi’s Rez (which first debuted for the PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast), blends music/rhythm gaming with a psychedelic presentation and fun shooting action. It didn’t do well commercially, but that didn’t stop Q Entertainment from reaching out to a whole new audience with an Xbox Live Arcade version. This isn’t just a straight-up port,…