Reviews and Problems with Midway Arcade Treasures 2
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Midway Arcade Treasures 2
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: The WMG enjoys doing retro reviews especially when it deals with an extremely controversial title. Bear in mind this is the kind of a video game that should not be near children, and it may best if they do not even read about it. With that fair warning out of the way we can dig into Midway Arcade Treasures 2. This ultra violent video game has earned its ‘M’ rating for the macabre, morbid, and immature content found within it.
Excerpt: Thing is, obviously, that not all of you are going to agree. The graphics are dated by today’s standards, the sound is dated by today's standards... and, quite frankly, most younger players out there simply aren’t going to remember going to the arcades and playing these games, because arcades have dwindled in popularity over the years.
Excerpt: Midway Arcade Treasures 2 brings 20 all-time classic arcade games to the XBox. Get ready for a blast from the past as the sequel to Midway Arcade Treasures offers hours of retro-gaming bliss and a history of the origins of each of these memory-joggers. Some of the treasures on offer this time around, then: APB is the cops and robbers game where you take the role of Officer Bob and his police car, in pursuit of the bad boys.
Excerpt: Nostalgia can be a double-edged sword, particularly for people trying to recapture their youth. On one hand, thanks to the Internet, you can probably find the movie, game or toy that you remember from your childhood, allowing you to stroll down memory lane. On the other hand, you may wind up paying hundreds, if not thousands of dollars acquiring this feeling.
Excerpt: Last year’s collection focused on some of the earlier gaming classics like Joust and Defender, most of which were memorable twitch arcade titles. The largest problem is that it was much harder to classify the games or the kind of titles included in the compilation. Arcade Treasures 2 avoids this in two ways: first of all, the majority of included titles fall into a number of categories.
Excerpt: Some people have greater claim to history than others. Britney Spears, who's been a pop icon for somewhere around five years, has a harder time legitimately releasing a Greatest Hits album than say, The Rolling Stones, or The Beatles. But in the videogame industry, few companies can claim history like Midway, and they've put together another collection of classics to let us gamers relive the old-school. How have these forerunners held up over the years?
Conclusion: When grading a game that has a compilation of classic titles you don’t necessarily grade the graphics of the classic games, but how accurately they were transformed from the original. For the most part I really thought Midway did an excellent job of keeping everything pretty much the way they were. You can see some slight differences in the Mortal Kombat games but nothing major. Generally everything in the game stayed pretty consistent throughout.
Excerpt: Le trip revival nostalgique de quand on était petit n'en finit plus et chacun y va de sa petite compilation de vieux hits qu'on retrouve tels qu'on les avait quitté. C'est que c'est tellement simple de caler tous ces petits programmes sans y toucher sur un DVD et de vendre tout ça, pourquoi se fouler ?