Flashback: The Quest for Identity RETROspective at Gamefanmag

Neil Reive writes, "With the development of the CD-ROM in the early 1990s, developers bragged that they could produce life-like videogames with real actors, real scripts and real video. This all sounded very well in theory, but in practice, it never really turned out as everyone had hoped. The problem was that the video was overly grainy, squeezed into a small window, poor acting, laughable production values and pedestrian gameplay, adding up to one dismal gaming experience. Delphine Software was an innovative development company from France who had previously made a name for some superb titles including Out of This World (aka Another World), which used some advanced graphics techniques. When Delphine were publicizing their new title in 1993, they dubbed it as “a CD-ROM game on a cartridge” and they weren’t too far from the truth."

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Game-Playtv2581d ago (Edited 2581d ago )

Having played games since the text based Research Machines and ZX81's of the 80's I would wonder if the writer was also playing games in the late 80's / early nineties or whether he just read about early "retro" games somewhere online? I certainly never experienced a "dismal gaming experience" at any point in the 80's or 90's!

gamefanmag2581d ago

I believe that Neil was referring to Full Motion Video gaming in general from the early to mid 90's with his comment about "dismal gaming experience." -Carl W.