#18 – Until Dawn (Part Two)

Getting deeper…



Part One is here

So it’s back to where we left off, at Chapter 4…

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#18 – Until Dawn (Part One)

Until Dawn does what?


Guilty Party – Retro Redress

Crime – avoiding scary games

Redress – stop being a wuss and play Until Dawn

For someone who enjoys quite violent video games, I’m actually a bit of a coward. I haven’t played a survival horror game beyond Resident Evil and even then I had the lights on…during the day.

So when Until Dawn was released via the improving PSN Monthly games, I resolved to play it. Regardless of how scary it gets, I’m going to play through the story and document it here, like the Blair Witch Project but on a slightly higher budget.

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Sony September

PS(4) Now?

With my Sega holiday completed and life back to normal, it’s time to get back to completing my redresses.

I’ve neglected my PS4 over the last few months, so I think it’s time to dedicate some time to it. I’m going to spend September dealing with PS4 based redresses. Modern games I’ve neglected or need to give a chance to.

You’re probably asking yourself why a blog called Retro Redress deals with modern games. It’s because I’m aware that all games become retro eventually. If I had beaten GTA3 and Resident Evil 4 at the time, then I wouldn’t need to replay them now. If I can play these PS4 games now, then maybe I won’t need to hunt them down and play them again in 2034. If my kids are pushing me round car boot sales in 2054, looking for copies of Breath Of The Wild, then this blog has been a failure. Yes, I’ll get back to it at some point…

So, join me as I look at a few PS4 games that have made my Redress List….

Golden Axe (1989)

After playing Golden Axe II, I needed to get the unpleasant taste out of my mouth. What better way than playing Golden Axe? Here’s a review of Golden Axe I did for Well-Red Mage. I’m going to review Golden Axe II and Golden Axe III too in the coming months, so look out for that!

Tomorrow; the next step for Retro Redress…


“If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher’s cleaver.”
-Lord Byron

HandheldMage1 “The following is a guest post by the Hopeful Handheld Mage.”

As I sneak away from my handheld post, hoping that the Well-Red Mage doesn’t notice my absence, I’m debating what game to play. The game I’m craving is Golden Axe. Maybe it’s my recent trip to Cornwall, full of beaches, castles, fields, rocks and sea. Maybe it’s because I recently played its (disappointing) sequel. Maybe it’s because I’m a Sega kid who misses the arcades. Maybe because Golden Axe is such a much loved game, to us Europeans anyway.

Those of us who grew up with Sega in the 90’s adored Golden Axe – any conversation I have about the Mega Drive…

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#17 – Super Thunder Blade

Thunder (Blade) in paradise?

Guilty Party – Retro Redress

Crime – not completing the Sega Ultimate Genesis Collection’s challenge for Super Thunder Blade

Redress – Go back and complete the challenge

As with Flicky a few days ago, today’s redress is for a game that I had on the Sega Ultimate Genesis Collection and couldn’t beat the challenge for. The challenge for Super Thunder Blade was called ‘Get To The Chopper’ and the aim was to get over 1,000,000 points on Stage 1. I remember trying the challenge repeatedly and failing…not sure why I was trying to complete it to be honest, the reward was the arcade version of Space Harrier. Having played Space Harrier II for an hour, I can’t say I’d be too thrilled with that ‘reward’. Still, I failed a challenge and feel like I should try it again, for my own peace of mind at least…

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#16 – Space Harrier II

In space (harrier), no one can hear you scream…

Guilty Party – Retro Redress

Crime – being unable to play Space Harrier II for more than five minutes

Redress – dedicate an hour to playing Space Harrier II

After my attempt to defend one of my favourite retro games , the next stop on my Sega holiday is to play a game that I’ve only ever really dabbled with, despite owning various versions of it over the years.

Space Harrier is a game that I…just don’t get. I first encountered the original Space Harrier on the Atari ST nearly thirty years ago. At the age of five, Space Harrier was little more than a novelty to me – running into the screen and shooting strange creatures was a new experience for me, but after the game over screen, I just moved on to a different game. That’s never changed either – my attempts to play Space Harrier usually end after a few minutes and I move on to the next game.

A few months ago, I addressed another game I had this problem with.. I decided to dedicate an hour to playing Columns so I could say I had given it a fair chance. I enjoyed my hour with Columns and thought maybe Space Harrier II would benefit from the same treatment. So…am I ready to go to the Fantasy Zone…for an hour?

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#15 – Altered Beast

Entering Beast Mode…

Guilty Party – everyone bar Retro Redress

Crime – not appreciating the greatness that is Altered Beast

Redress – Retro Redress will defend Altered Beast the best he can

I’m fairly new to blogging on the internet and have only really been reading up on gaming opinions and analysis for the past few years. Generally, I’ve really enjoyed myself – there are some great people to discuss games with and some brilliant writers and bloggers out there. However, there is one thing that bothers me…It’s the general consensus on Altered Beast.

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