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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Summary: One of the benefits of getting older is the accumulated wisdom acquired with age. You learn things like not to eat yellow snow, buy low sell high, and that things were always more interesting when you were younger.
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.
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.