Retrogamer: On the Streets… of Rage

“This city was once a happy peaceful place,” the opening text scrawl tells us. “Until one day a powerful secret criminal organization took over. This vicious syndicate soon had control of the government, and even the police force. The city has become a center of violence and crime where no one is safe. Amid this […]

Retrogamer: Sell It to Me

You find yourself on a street, controlling a small man in black leather. Claws extend from between his knuckles. Angry peons rush at you, to be taken down bloodlessly with your claws. It is bloodless. There are fires in the background and trash cans explode when punched with your claws. It is mindlessly appealing; it […]

Retrogamer: The ‘Road House’ of Video Games

6. The battle to save the world takes place in everyday towns. They might be morphed, skewed towns, but they’re recognizably streets and homes. Cars drive past. People work.

Retrogamer: Threshold

Once the ship is captured, it is hidden behind the Boss and the player. By destroying the boss, players can free the ship and use it at the same time for double fighters. “Some people,” Michael said, as he allowed his fighter to be taken, “prefer to only use one. You can play however you like.”

Retrogamer: Lesbian Everything

It’s easy enough to put these options into open-world style games, where romance is essentially a side quest. But what about linear games, where any sense of diversion from the main story is an illusion? What about the games where a character is shot like an arrow towards his or her fate? Where are the LGBTQ options in these?