I’ve been buying up more PC Zones so I’ve skipped forward and scanned the last two issues ever published from October and November 2010. There are some decent games covered in these as well as a lengthy look back at 17 years of the magazine. PC Zone ran for an impressive 225 issues of which I’ve now got scans of 113. That means that about 7 or 8 years after I started I’ve only just crossed the half way point. A lot more scanning to be done if I’m ever going to get there but the pace is clearly a lot brisker than it was. The scans are in the same place as ever at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone
The server is now fully up and running as far as I’m aware. I’ve recovered low-res versions of all the missing images from Google images so all that is missing are a handful of posts and all the comments. To make sure I don’t have this issue again, I’ve set up automatic backing up for the database and fixed the manual backup for the files themselves. With that sorted out, I can actually get on with adding some content again in the shape of this weeks PC Zone scan.
I’ll keep working my way back so this issue is another from 2009. It’s a marked improvement on the last one with a good number of memorable games such as Arkham Asylum, Bioshock 2, Braid (which I still haven’t played!), Borderlands and Plants Vs Zombies which is a game that I’d swear came out years before all those others. The scan is in the same place as ever at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone
I’m down into the single digits now with these PC Zone scans. Nothing particularly stands out in this issue for me but I guess the biggest review in here is Flight Simulator 5, not a game that’s up my street but I still had a copy at the time to show off the PC. Said PC wasn’t up to it of course. More to my tastes are the adventure games Gateway II and Lost In Time but while I own them I still haven’t played them. I should mention the Silver Seed review but I’m sure I scanned that one for the site long ago and there is also a lengthy Sim City 2000 preview.
Two more issues before I run out. The scan can be found at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone
You’re getting two issues in as many days as I thought I’d get this out of the way then concentrate on getting Vecalabeth finished off. This one is PC Zone Issue 11 from February 1994. It features the second half of an article on Origin Systems. I’ve always wanted to read the first half but still don’t have issue 10.
As far as reviews go, the big games this month are Sam and Max, Rebel Assault and Alone In The Dark 2. Interesting to see Sam and Max score less than Rebel Assault. Also that score of 97% for Alone In The Dark 2 might just be the highest score they ever gave. It’s certainly up there if not. The scan is now in with the rest at http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone
It’s PC Zone Issue 12 – March 1994 this week. This month may possibly have seen the most point and click adventures releases ever with a whole string of them reviewed. So we get reviews of Gabriel Knight, Hand Of Fate, Quest For Glory 4, Companions Of Xanth, Leisure Suit Larry 6, Police Quest 4, Goblins 3 and Lost In Time. You would think Sierra would have spread things out a bit more but clearly not. I actually have the cover floppy for this release so you can download that as well as the PDF from http://www.pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone