Reviews by penfold82

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Good retro game but no "special" feeling

penfold82 | July 22, 2014 | Review of Canyon Capers

I'm not a platform expert but I thought I would give it a try. I really enjoyed it to start with. The colours are bright and fun and have that retro platform feel to them. Music and sounds fit in nicely. Controls are simple and you can get straight into it. But for some reason, I just wasn't drawn into it and found that the novelty soon wore off.. It may just be that my fond memories of these games cannot be matched today, especially with all the fancy new games out there. If you're a big fan of platforms or a hardcore retro fan, this game should suit you quite well. As for me, I'll see how far I get but I don't think it will hold my interest long enough for me to finish it.

91

A much neglected game

penfold82 | July 14, 2014 | Review of Warlords Battlecry 3

I bought this game ages ago and really enjoyed it. I have probably sunk more hours into it than any other game. The RTS is done well but as others have noted it is not the best. What is good is the variety of races and the way that they all work quite differently from each other. This alone would make for a fun game.

The storyline is okay and does provide some interest although nothing special. The RPG element of having a hero that can be highly specialised is probably the best feature. The variety of skills and how they combine together provides for quite a bit of fun experimenting and each class will have different strengths depending on what race you are using. This RPG feature alone also make for a fun game.

Put RPG and RTS together; fantastic! Resource management, in game quests, retinue of champions that can gain experience and be used again and again until they die; all great features. What I love about this game is how all of these come together for a fun and unique experience (even if it is a bit dated).