I would really like to have a more momentous post with which to end the year, but I really want to finish posting the last bits of GameSpite Quarterly 5 so I can close that InDesign file and never have to worry about it again. Also, I’m hard at work on GSQ7 this week and don’t have time for original thought. Sorry about that.
Technically, this article isn’t from GSQ5; it’s one of the three articles that somehow got lost in the GSQ5 production shuffle and had to be printed in the next volume. But at heart (and page layout) it’s totally GSQ5. And isn’t heart what counts at this time of year?
GSQ7, by the way, is shaping up really nicely. I was worried about it for a while, since it’s the villains-only counterpart to GSQ3, which wasn’t all that popular. But the layout and contents are really strong, and there’s a section at the end with half a dozen straight-up game critiques with varied layouts and strong art, so now that it’s all coming together it has a little something for everyone. Please look forward to it, bow bow bow, etc.
Anyway, read this Contra article or Bill Rizer will blow up your face and run through your esophagus and destroy your parasite-spawning heart. He’ll do it, you know. He’s crazy. And he has thirty lives, too.