Gamescom 2017, Part 6: Public Area, Hall 10.2

One public area, actually divided into two parts, that is always exciting to go/fight through with each Gamescom visit is Hall 10, with the upper division 10.2 featuring all things retro.

After being bombarded with AAA titles of franchises that turn a profit each year just because of reiterating on the same old formula, it’s great to look at where it all began in the gaming industry. Factor 5 is a German/US company that has recently returned by acquiring the rights of their Turrican action-platformer series, but it’s maybe best-known for N64 Star Wars titles.

30 years in the business is really something, so it was only fitting to see their releases on various platforms displayed in glass cases.

With so many different genres, it was certainly a company with a great portfolio, and it’s for this reason that the retro booth is so important: remembering the past.

I simply adore 16-bit pixel art, so it was pretty cool to see it in 3D display-painting form.

The retro area is also quite good for taking a look at how certain games series have evolved over the years, and even if I already saw some of it in Hall 9, Square’s Final Fantasy was ever present.

However, this was nothing compared to the various media The Legend of Zelda appeared on, so be prepared for an almost never-ending series of photos now…

I hope you’re still with me and this bombardment of images wasn’t too much. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to play anything, which was quite hard, considering how cool some of the arcade cabinets looked…

Anyway, seeing the number of games on display (or in glass cases) was a good preparation for Hall 10.1 with all things indie…

To be continued…

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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