Excerpt: Development on Retro City Rampage started decades before developer Brian Provinciano even consigned the first line of code to his computer. This seven-year production was born in the eighties and nurtured ever since, and while an indie game influenced by the era of chunky 8-bit graphics and chiptune...
Summary: Retro City Rampage works as an always funny parody of Grand Theft Auto and classic games. But it's much more than that. There's some devilishly clever content here, including a solid action game with consistently humorous writing.
Excerpt: Retro City Rampage seems like it was designed specifically to appeal to me, personally, as a deeply nostalgic person. It’s full of references to everything I hold dear. References to classic video games.
Excerpt: Retro City Rampage is a lot of things, but mostly it's a parody of everything prevalent in pop culture in the late 80s and early 90s, packaged up in an 8-bit Grand Theft Auto styled sandbox; not only is it an open world experience made to look like it was to be released on the NES, but it also...
Excerpt: It’s fun to revisit the past, whether it’s by watching an old film or replaying a game from your childhood. There have been many recent indie games that indulge in deep tributes to the past, but developer VBlank has broken the mold when it comes to retro love in its newest game.
Pros: A virtual museum of the 1980s, 8-bit, pixelated graphics rendered with care, Clever, surprisingly biting script
Cons: Poor mechanics are still bad even when you joke about them, “Classic” gameplay often just out of date, Getting overwhelmed by the sheer volume of nostalgia