Two hours ago I finished Return to Monkey Island. It resulted in me digging through old photos, talking to my dad on the phone, and losing myself for fourteen seconds.
In 2003, I brought Karaoke Revolution to Germany, kick-starting the success of Sony’s SingStar series. I am proud of my contribution at that time.
The beginning of the game is perfect. Absolutely perfect. Completely overwhelmed, no longer measurable adrenaline output and an inner discomfort and feeling of pressure – never again have I experienced a better start to a game.
Team Xtreme: Operation Weather Disaster has forever secured a place in my personal video game favorites list – not for qualitative reasons, but because the game triggers multi-layered, intertwined childhood memories.
The bigger, more orchestral and epic video game soundtracks became, the less I remember them. Not a big deal, because there’s only room in my head for Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins anyway.
In our exclusive interview, unfortunately without Ron Gilbert due to a file format glitch, we tried our best to get some new information about Monkey Island out of him!
With each additional year of life, the number of media consumed grows. Sometimes I have the feeling that my internal brain memory can only store the new content by overwriting old and longer-ago content. This leads to fragments – of pigs and car accidents, among other things.
A lot of video games come with bad plots, uninspired twists, one-dimensional characters, and banal storytelling techniques. That’s fine with me. But if you steal my skills/powers during the course of the game and sell it to me as a groundbreaking story twist, you earn my hate!