A man who is a much better blogger than I (Crpgaddict.blogspot.com) is blogging his experiences as an addict of Computer Role Playing Games. He started at some of the first CRPGs and is working his way through them, one after the other, and telling us about them as he does so. Fascinating and fun read! He's been at it two yeears now, and will hopefully be at it for another fifty three. He's playing all the MS-DOS platform games.
Anyway, he is currently working his way through the game Pool Of Radiance by SSI, the first of the Gold Box AD&D games. The best of the bunch, from what I have heard. The game came out for a multitude of systems- MS-DOS, Amiga, C-64, Nintendo, and apparently a few others I cannot currently remember. But I got a silly idea in my head while reading his postings. What would the Nintendo version of the game be like compared to the version HE is playing?
And so, with his blessing :), I have begun this blog, Blogging The Oldies, to document the terrors of playing the Nintendo version of Pool Of Radiance. I will be using an emulator to play the game, as (cough cough) I no longer have the console machine nor the rom cartridge... but I used to! And that's the story I am sticking with! I am not currently sure which emulator I will be using, but I will tell you all the gory details all in the next post. Which I will have to do tomorrow. It's 3 AM, I have to get up at 6 AM. Somehow I have to get 8 hours sleep in that short amount of time. Hmmm.
See you next post!
Depending on how this experiment goes, and whether or not I actually get any readers other than myself :), I will continue playing and blogging my experiences at playing other games on their not-quite-optimum platforms as well :) But if I remain the writer and only reader, well then.