Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Photos - Herzog Zwei

I didn't want the tone of this blog to become purely negative and critical, so here are a few screenshots of Technosoft's legendary Herzog Zwei in action.  This arcade-strategy video game is considered by many to be the grandfather of the Real-Time Strategy game, although it bears few similarities to Dune 2, Command and Conquer, and other such staples of the genre.  It's really very unique, a lightning strike in a bottle, always very fast, always very tense, perfectly suited for multiplayer.  And the music absolutely kicks.

Herzog Zwei is the best game ever made for the Sega Genesis, and remains one of my all-time favorites.  I'm not kidding when I say Sega should bring back their 16-bit console.  Jack Tramiel brought back the Atari 2600 in the midst of the NES boom and made millions.  There's no reason that couldn't happen again.

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