The Best (and Worst) Retro RPG Commercials
There’s something special about television commercials. To this day, I can’t remember much of what I watched as a kid, but I can still sing jingles for dish soap, toys, and fast food that haven’t aired for fifteen years.
Back when video and tabletop games were just creeping into our collective consciousness, developers and publishers had to work hard to get their RPGs into our hot little hands. They didn’t have the multi-million dollar budgets that modern blockbuster games have, though, and that led to some interesting marketing decisions.
I’d like to tickle your nostalgia bone and walk you through three of the more notable franchises of the early years of gaming which are still kicking today.