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.
For the upcoming month of March, I’m going to do another retrospective month. But this time it’ll be a retro studio that was bought and consequently closed by EA. And you’re going to choose between FOUR candidates in this pool:
In march, I'm going to do another developer retrospective month in my blog. Last year, it was Sierra, but this year you're going to choose. And to spice things up, it's going to be 4 retro studios bought and consequently close by EA. #RETROGAMING