Comments on: Top 10 Best Retro RPGs on the PC http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/ Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: sinnerman http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-2455 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:46:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-2455 “and I don’t know anyone who agrees with you”

You’re lying because…..your comments section.

My
point is retro is relative. For the vast majority people that played
the games of your list when they were 16 or older, this isn’t retro.
Retro for that same vast majority is 1995 and older, the majority being
SNES level graphics, pixels, gameplay pre PS1/GC, not 3D, etc . If you’re really 36, then you are the exception. If you weren’t then at least one person in your comments section would agree with you and literally no one does. If you were aged 0-7 in 1997 then maybe, MAYBE, these are retro.

“Some of them defined their genres.”

Agreed. That is not the same as retro, though. Look, I’m glad anyone can make a website and you’re brave and hardworking to put yourself out there. Just…..maybe you should know the definition of words if you want to be taken seriously. But hey, a least you got clicks, right? Ad revenue! Cha-ching!

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-2453 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:17:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-2453 “Most people my age” – e.g. so exactly my age, and I don’t know anyone who agrees with you. Just because there are older games, doesn’t mean that some of these aren’t retro.

It’s all in how you define retro anyway. I could quote Master of Orion 1 – but since the 2nd game was much better, I never would.
Equally, I could quote something like Angband (or Zangband), but most people wouldn’t have a clue, thus making it a pointless discussion.

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By: sinnerman http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-2452 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:07:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-2452 Of course you would. This is your article, so you’re biased. Most people my age wouldn’t though since we played video games during DOS, Apple IIe, NES, SNES era.

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-2451 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:03:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-2451 I’m the same age as you and I would definitely consider these games classics / retro.

Some of them defined their genres.

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By: sinnerman http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-2450 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:36:00 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-2450 Depends on your age. I’m 36 so I agree with you and would’ve when you posted this 5 years ago. But to someone 20 or younger they might be.

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By: Anonymoose http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-521 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:21:14 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-521 Final Fantasy 7 is way overrated and most of these games are not really “retro”.

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By: Mauchlin http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-519 Tue, 07 Dec 2010 23:17:02 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-519 Retro? I remember working on a Christmas eve (night shift) in the mid 1980s. Customer service call center with no one around and no business calling in that night. I brought my Atari ST into the office and hooked it up to the 25″ TV and speakers we had for doing demonstrations and training.

I kicked back for 10 hours of gaming and loaded up Dungeon Master which had arrived earlier that day. I still remember almost jumping out of my skin when a portcullis grate came down and a skeleton jumped out at me. At a time when wire frame and 4 color games were the norm, this first person 16 (was it more?) color game with digitized sounds and, what was for the time, amazing game play was the first real glimpse I got of what future games might be able to do.

For its time, Dungeon Master was way ahead of its time. Yes, it was missing lots of conversation and didn’t have tons of what we might think of as role playing elements that we see today, but that is a game that will always be on my top 10. And it truly is a “retro” game!

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By: Captain Rufus http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-518 Sun, 05 Dec 2010 00:54:29 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-518 September 1997 is when the oldest game on that list came out.

97 isn’t really retro. Since when is PS1 retro unless you are like, 20?

I mean, most of those games are really damned good, but… not retro.

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By: Yazmal http://www.manapool.co.uk/top-10-best-retro-rpgs-on-the-pc/#comment-517 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 15:13:45 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=820#comment-517 LOL RETRO!?!?!?!?!?!?!? year 2000 was like decades ago am i right?? so ancient.

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