When I walked into, well, Game Room, I honestly had the feeling that the thing I was about to experience was going to be a lot like PlayStation Home. You know, controlling your Avatar through a virtual space and all. However, that's not the case (which is a drag) but all the same, Game Room looks to be pretty cool in some ways.
Sure, it's nothing like the smell and feel of a crusty old arcade, but it looks like it'll be enough to bring some nostalgic memories flooding back to those who remember the Reagan Administration. If the thought of dank and stinky arcades takes you back to the good ol'days, read more for my impressions of Game Room.
As you know, Game Room is coming to Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows Live later this March, bringing with it support of Avatars for the PC service. The only major update for the games is a rewind feature, which let's you rewind those games with every mistake you made (yet invalidates leaderboard scores once you do so). Makes them easier and more playable, in my humble opinion, considering old games are brutally hard and not very fun. (Or I'm not very good.) Everything else about each game is pure emulation courtesy of Chrome Studios from Brisbane, Australia.
One thing I really do dislike about Game Room is how none of the games can be played online. Yeah, you can make high scores, challenge your friends, and have local multiplayer, but I feel like it's a stupid technicality that we don't get to take any of the multiplayer titles online.
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