We; all have many different reasons we play games, but sometimes one comes from out of the blue and is a game changer in your life. We asked the Gamer’s Lounge community what games changed their world, the answers are inside. Click in and check them out then join in for the next Community Question!
Retro collections are very popular right now. With Namco, Sega and Nintendo releasing systems and game collections that have been well received. Now NIS America is releasing the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection for the Nintendo Switch. How does this collection of games hold up? Lets take a look.
Peter Leigh (the Nostalgia Nerd) who has taken his addiction of retro consoles and turn it into a successful YouTube channel has curated a new book that adds to the preserve the history games and gaming consoles in his own special way. Is is a book worthy of your bookshelf? Let’s find out!
Gaming history is important to preserve. Many restore old consoles and games but there are also several book out there that have a visual history of video games. The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox is one of those books. But this book sets itself apart from the rest.
What Home Sweet Home does within the genre is almost a blend of what works and doesn't work within the genre - a mix of playing it safe, trying out new ideas, and executions in some areas that may or may not have worked out. Home Sweet Home is unique in what it tries to do and the inspiration behind its Thai folklore helps, but in a lot of cases it finds itself bordering a forgetful experience that starts off strong but quickly becomes a frustrating and unrewarding mess.
Shmups should be considered a lost art. The days are in long gone where gamers would see a number of shmups in local arcades. This is definitely a niche title Fast Striker fits right into this crazy genre. The game was originally released for Neo Geo MVS in 2010. But as of now the game has made its way to the Vita and PS4, how does it stand up to other shmups?
The Bug Butcher plays as a classic arcade shooter reminiscent of Super Pang! (Super Buster Bros) and at a value price is an easy recommendation for twitch and arcade game fans.
Townsmen is a very Sim-City-esque game set in medieval times with a deep resource management vibe. As ruler of the land you must balance resource management with the overall happiness of your subjects to protect your town from natural disasters, bandits, and the like. As a traditional world-building game, it harkens back to times past and feels like a strong bit of nostalgia.