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Retroplayer

Writer for The Gaming Liberty. Retroplayer covers everything from retro gaming, interviews, to showcasing unreleased titles. If not writing about games, he can usually be found kicking bad guys off the elevator in Round 7 of Streets of Rage.

You Should Play- Dishonored

by Retroplayer - on Jun 30th 2013 - No Comments
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True stealth in gaming is pretty much non-existent lately. You only need to look at the upcoming incarnation of Splinter Cell to find a once stealth based franchise being sexed up with action, and thereby losing its original lure- well, it seems that way anyway. Dishonored is a game for the gamer who misses the classic stealth games of yesteryear,...

5 reasons why David Hayter might return for The Phantom Pain

by Retroplayer - on Jun 16th 2013 - No Comments
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Since the first trailer to Ground Zeroes and when the internet worked out that The Phantom Pain was indeed Metal Gear Solid V, the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hype train has been running without brakes. However, while so far the fan reaction has been incredibly positive, there has been one aspect of the next Metal Gear Solid...

You Should Play- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

by Retroplayer - on Jun 2nd 2013 - No Comments
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OK. You’re Ubisoft, you’ve just released a critical and commercial success known as Far Cry 3, and you need to produce some DLC. You see other companies doing the usual boring (yet insanely bankable) map pack DLC, so what do you do? You release a standalone title set in the far future of 2007, and turn the map of Far Cry 3 into...

Gaming Memories- Master System

by Retroplayer - on May 20th 2013 - No Comments
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NOTE: Retroplayer articles are now on a bi-monthly basis. I can still hear the sound that chimed in when Grant died. Woouuuu Woouuuu Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. My experience with the Sega Master System was a little bit odd. You see, the usual way of going about buying new a console, is that you purchase a console that is newer than the one you...

Gaming memories- Playstation demos

by Retroplayer - on May 12th 2013 - 1 Comment
gaming memories playstation demos

I remember this shit like it was yesterday. The Playstation! For me, personally, it was probably the golden age of gaming. I was at the age where it all felt new and filled me with a sense of wonder, but also at the age where I could understand and appreciate the technology behind it. But if the Playstation was the chunky, delicious...

Retro Review- Jurassic Park: Trespasser

by Retroplayer - on Apr 28th 2013 - No Comments
jurassic park trespasser review

As soon as the T-Rex stepped out of its paddock in Jurassic Park in 1993, a franchise was born. Figures, theme parks rides, lunch boxes and videogames naturally go hand-in-hand with any big franchise, and Jurassic Park wasn’t an exception. While for the most part the Jurassic Park games were OK, there was a chunk of them that hit...

Retro Review- The Warriors

by Retroplayer - on Apr 14th 2013 - No Comments
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You have to hand it to Rockstar. Only they could, after releasing a slew of major hits that financially would be considered a sure thing, develop a game based on a 1979 cult hit film. They really do put their neck out there, and thankfully, for this game, it really paid off. Developed by Rockstar Toronto and released in on the Xbox and PS2...

Cryo’s Odyssey- An interview with Guillaume Eluerd

by Retroplayer - on Mar 24th 2013 - No Comments
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Upon playing Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses not too long ago, I was rather impressed with its writing. Finding Guillaume Eluerd, the writer behind the game, wasn’t the easiest thing in the world, but I had to track him down and uncover his work on it. However, to my surprise Guillaume was quite the jack-of-all-trades, and in...

Retro Review- Sonic Adventure

by Retroplayer - on Mar 17th 2013 - No Comments
sonic adventure dreamcast review

Mario successfully made the transition from 2D to 3D with Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64 in 1996, but in 1998 it was Sonic’s turn to make his dirst 3D appearance on the Sega Dreamcast. While Sonic was arguably first seen in a true 3D incarnation in Sonic Jam for the Sega Saturn, Sonic Adventure took him kicking and screaming...

You Should Play: Far Cry 2

by Retroplayer - on Mar 10th 2013 - No Comments
far cry 2 review

If there was ever a game that peered into the heart of darkness, that chose to ask (though not necessarily answer) dark questions about what man may be capable in a harsh environment, Far Cry 2 is it. Granted many other games have touched on similar issues, and while Far Cry 2′s approach is a little heavy handed at times, it’s...

Retro Review- System Shock

by Retroplayer - on Mar 3rd 2013 - No Comments
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The name System Shock is legendary in the gaming community, and the go-to videogame for cyber-punk fans out there. However, it’s a series that I have never played, despite hearing a lot about it. While gamers born in the 90′s and beyond will likely only know one “Shock”,- Bioshock, technically a spiritual sequel to the System...

You Should Play: Sleeping Dogs

by Retroplayer - on Feb 24th 2013 - No Comments
sleeping dogs united front square enix review

The term “Grand Theft Auto clone” is thrown around quite a lot in recent years, in a hasty bid to sum up a game that tries to replicate the GTA formula- an open world city that lets the player drive cars, shoot shit up, take part in missions, and generally cause societal havoc. Now, while GTA certainly wasn’t the first open...

Retro Review- Gladiator Begins

by Retroplayer - on Feb 17th 2013 - No Comments
gladiator begins review

  There are very few games based on the gladiatorial fighters of ancient Rome, as most Roman centric videogames focus on the epic battles that took place. This is understandable, of course, but the gladiator, the idea of a slave who must fight their way to freedom, is such an interesting basis for a game that I’m surprised it hasn’t...

Grand Theft Auto- Making the Music

by Retroplayer - on Feb 10th 2013 - No Comments
Grand Theft Auto composer music Rockstar

Hello everyone. This week I thought I’d re-post a TGL exclusive from awhile back. This is an interview Colin Anderson, Grant Middleton, Stuart Ross, Raymond Usher, and Pal Mackie- 5 original composers of GTA 1-3. It’s a long read, but if you’re a GTA fan, you’ll be sucked into their breaking down of the making of...

You Should Play: Deadly Premonition

by Retroplayer - on Feb 3rd 2013 - No Comments
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Deadly Premonition is possibly one of the most critically polarizing games that has ever been released. IGN gave it 2/10, while Destructoid awarded it a strong 10/10. Who is right? Well, neither of them technically, but one more so than the other. Deadly Premonition, developed by Access Games and released in 2010, is both technically...