January 7th, 2013 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Retro Scan, Ultima, Runes of Virtue, Runes of Virtue II, Super NES, Game Boy, FCI, Origin, Lord British, advertisement, 1991
Ultima: Runes of Virtue for the Game Boy
I'm not a huge fan of Ultima: Runes of Virtue for the Game Boy. However, its sequel, Runes of Virtue II on the SNES (which was also released on the Game Boy) is quite an interesting action RPG to me — despite its general clunkiness. It feels sort of like a Zelda title set in the Ultima universe with Ultima VII-style graphics.
Just a small administrative note: I'm moving the Retro GIF of the Week column to Fridays. So expect the next entry in that column this Friday.
[ From Video Games and Computer Entertainment, August 1991, p.27 ]
Discussion Topic of the Week: If EA made a new core Ultima game today (think Ultima X — and no, not the failed MMO), would you buy it?
October 29th, 2012 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Nintendo, NES, Retro Scan, Dr. Chaos, FCI, Halloween, scary, VGCE, 1991
That purple monster skipped out mid-treatment and he's angry!
Happy Halloween from VC&G
[ From Video Games and Computer Entertainment, Jan 1991, p.163 ]
Discussion Topic of the Week: What's the scariest video or computer game you've ever played?