Dante’s Inferno is able to combine literature and history to create a powerful action adventure game. Based on the epic poem Inferno by Dante Alighieri and the Third Crusade, you play as Dante who must rescue his love, Beatrice, from the nine circles of hell. Learn more about the poem, the history, and the game in this episode of Replay the Past!
Darkest of Days is an interesting shooter that places you in some of the most important battles in history…all with modern weaponry. While the game is a disappointment overall, it does have a unique premise and places you in some situations that are rarely covered in video games. Learn more about the game along with some of those battles in this episode of Replay the Past!
Oregon Trail is probably the most popular educational game ever made. Originally made to teach a history class about settling the American west, it has spawned tons of remakes and ports to various systems. Learn more about the game as well as the history of the real life trail, which helped open up expansion to the American West.
In the very first episode of Replay the Past, we take a look at Genji: Dawn of the Samurai. An action hack-n-slash game on the PS2, Genji doesn’t redefine the genre, but the game is based on Japanese history during the late 12th century. Learn more about the game and the history it is based on!
A couple of weeks ago, my YouTube partnership Fullscreen Arcade approached me about doing an original show for their channel. We went over a few ideas and bounced some topics off of each other, but I knew deep down the show I wanted to make. You see, it has been in my head since the year 2009; I’ve just never gotten the wheels going. I pitched them my idea and they loved it.
So today I am excited to announce a brand new series exclusive to Fullscreen Arcade: Replay the Past!
This show focuses not on the history of video games, but video games based on history. These are, without a doubt, my favorite types of games. The feeling of immersing yourself not only in the game but also in the history is so satisfying. Replay the Past will provide you not only an overview of the game, but also the history within it. So if I go over a game like God of War, you will be getting a history lesson on Greek mythology as well!
Replay the Past premieres Monday, May 13th on the Fullscreen Arcade channel. The 1st season is 6 episodes and will be released weekly.
A huge thanks to you all for making this possible. I’m so excited to share my newest show with everyone!