So as people may have seen me pimping recently, I've started an experimental YouTube show called Retro Flashback. The shows's concept is fairly simple. It's me talking over captured footage of retro titles, doing sort of a mini review but also discussing them from a historical context, how they were important games, how they influenced the games of today and why people who are interested in retro stuff might want to check them out. My goal is to showcase the games of the past to a new generation of players who are now growing up having not had the opportunity to experience them.
I've got a couple of episodes up now and my aim is to do two a week, though life demands may see larger or smaller numbers some weeks. I'm keeping a list of various games that I want to cover in future episodes but I'm looking to expand it so that I've always got stuff I can be working on and researching. What I'd like to do is get some ideas from other people on how to expand that list. I don't take direct requests but I'm curious if there are any retro titles people would either like to see me cover as videos or even if the show doesn't interest you, just retro games you're fond of. Platform doesn't matter, I'm going to try to cover everything as best as my setup will permit, though if it's a multi-platform game, I will only cover it on one platform unless there's significant differences between versions. I also don't care if they're titles that were popular or more niche. I would definitely like to expose people to stuff that's off the beaten path but I think it's important to cover everything, including the more iconic stuff. Genre also doesn't matter though if you suggest RPGs, those may go in a longer term list because to cover them in an interesting way often requires playing a ways into them since so many start slow. Though I will make exceptions for specific gem titles, I'm also only considering stuff up to and including the PS1/N64 era for right now.
So yeah, what retro games do you remember that you think would make for good episodes of Retro Flashback?
Also, if you could watch my videos, like them, subscribe to my channel and tell your friends, I'd appreciate it. OK, now I'm a proper YouTuber.