Now, we’re just upping the ante, aren’t we? Still, it’s impossible to make a Bullfrog retrospective without mentioning another critical and commercial success, which is perhaps their most colourful game that also begun its own influential series. I’m talking about Theme Park.
Well, this retrospective sure is going slow, isn’t it? Sorry for taking so long, but because of recent work issues, I no longer have a lot of free time. And it happened all of a sudden, without notice, so I couldn’t cancel anything or plan around it.
Anyway, today’s review is probably of my favourite Bullfrog title (apart from Theme Hospital and the original Dungeon Keeper, that is): Syndicate.
Well, it isn’t too hard to figure out which Bullfrog game I’ll start reviewing for this retrospective. And it’s only fair that I start with Bullfrog’s first and possibly biggest success ever: Populous.
Well, as you recall, last year I did a Sierra retrospective and apparently, you all loved it. So, this year I decided to do something different: I did a pool for which retro studio closed by EA (just to remind everyone that EA now stands for Eldritch Abomination) would you like to see a retrospective from and you all chose Bullfrog. So, this year’s Retro Developer Month has dedicated to British iconic developer studio Bullfrog.
Today I’ve decided to do something different. And if you read the title, I’m sure you’ve, at least, heard about Tetris. If not, welcome to planet Earth and I apologise for all the craziness, but I’m sure you’ll love to hear about this game. So join us in taking a look at a very popular game (that defined the puzzle genre), its history and its most famous versions and ports.
To end our Sierra retrospective, I decided to do something different: instead of reviewing another typical graphic adventure, I decided to review a mix of two of my favourite genres (graphic adventure and RPG). Which lead us to Quest for Glory (originally known as Hero’s Quest).