If Xuan Yuan Jian is the Dragon Quest of Chinese RPGs, then Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan (sometimes referred to as “Chinese Paladin” or “The Legend of Sword & Fairy”) is definitely Final Fantasy. Unlike it’s (slightly) more reserved older brother Xian Jian dives right into the deep end of the fantasy pool and draws heavily on Chinese myth and legend [ … ]
In 1991 nobody really questioned the perspective in which Sonic The Hedgehog was played out, or any platforming game for that matter. Today, however, with expansive 3D animation software at our fingertips, it was only a matter of time before somebody took a closer look at Green Hill Zone from the blue hedgehog's perspective.
Ness, our unlikely hero, is woken up abruptly one night to tremors and strange noises outside hailing from an unknown force. While he doesn't know it yet, our Earthbound adventurer is part of another all too common cliché – the one where a good hearted individual's life is turned upside down, only to be left responsible for the survival of mankind. [ … ]
After introducing our all new feature on The Mysterious World Of Oriental Gaming, it's about time we dove into the deep-end and took a look at some of the compelling obscure titles on offer. This time around we're going to take a look at what you could broadly consider to be the Dragon Quest of Chinese RPGs – Xuan Yuan Jian.
Art is a reflection of human nature and any medium can act as a window to its dark side. Video games are no exception. Once the technology evolved to support more realism through sound and graphics, the grittier elements of certain games became hard to ignore - as did the controversies which soon followed suit.
While we're all accustomed to the wonderful treats Japanese and Western game developers have given us over the last few decades, did you know that there is actually a healthy supply of video games hailing from elsewhere around the world? In an attempt to detail and discuss these obscurities, an all new article series opens up on RetroCollect today [ … ]
Yellow mice that caused thunderstorms. Singing balloons with enormous eyes. Fire-breathing puppies. Those were just a few of the weird and wonderful creatures you met on your quest to become a Pokémon Master. Even if you never made the journey from Pallet Town to Victory Road, no doubt you'll remember the cartoon, the movies, the card game and the [ … ]
While to some the Championship Manager series (now known as Football Manager) is nothing more than a glossy spreadsheet featuring football facts, to others, it's a religion, a blessing and a curse. Knowing this, we head into the deepest cells of the databasen driven series documenting the very roots of this intricate series.