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The Retro Perspective
The Retro Perspective

The Retro Perspective

The Retro Perspective is a channel & blog focusing on video games from a mindset of 90’s nostalgia - but not so much that proper critique goes out of the window. Run by me, Jake, who started collecting video games in order to discover new experiences - ones I missed out on when the only games available were whatever pirate PS1 titles my dad could grab from the market. The majority of editing, music & artwork for the channel is done by myself.


How Sony Absolutely Dominated E3 2016

2 Mar 2021 6 minute read 0 comments The Retro Perspective

Full disclosure, I am a Sony fanboy in recovery. There was a time I believed that Sony could literally do no wrong when it came to the video game industry. Even when they released their defective first model of the PS3 for a ludicrous £600 and remov...

The Elder Scrolls V's Best Audio Mods

31 Jan 2021 8 minute read 0 comments The Retro Perspective

(I wrote this article in 2015 but most, if not all of the mods have been updated for Skyrim Special Edition and are still worth using today!) I have recently purchased my first gaming PC and so, of course, I was looking forward to re-visiting one...

The Music Of LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER | Kurt Harland & Jim Hedges

23 Jan 2021 4 minute read 0 comments The Retro Perspective

  When thinking about video game music, it might be easy to get caught up in the idea of the epic orchestral style we might expect to hear in Hollywood movies such as Spiderman, Batman, or Transformers. Whilst orchestral composers such as Harry Greg...

Is Lara Croft's Character Taken For Granted?

22 Jan 2021 6 minute read 3 comments The Retro Perspective

  I’ve been a big fan of Lara Croft since Tomb Raider first hit the shelves in 1996 but more recently I’ve noticed an alarming number of articles hinting that Lara is part of the "problem" of the male demographic dominating gaming. This Shortlist ar...