Review: Samurai Shodown IV – Amakusa’s Revenge

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been able to sit down and write a new game review. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I recently started a new job. As with any job change, there’s always a period of adjustment when it comes to scheduling. At this point, things are starting to …
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Review: Tekken 2

Before diving right into this review, I want to take a moment to wish all of my readers a very merry Christmas. While many people both young and old are spending time today exploring new games, books, and other delightful forms of nerdery, I am reveling in the joys of retro bliss. In the recent …
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Review: Samurai Shodown III – Blades of Blood

The life of an old game hermit is never dull. It seems that I have found myself again in the midst of a career change. Don’t worry! It’s a good change and I’ve actually got a week of downtime before starting my new job. Not only is it nice to have a week off, but …
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Review: Tekken

Taking time to play through all of these old fighting games has been a major nostalgia trip. My early teenage years were filled with afternoons at the arcade in front of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat machines. But for every fighting game I played as a teenager, there were a few that for a number …
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Review: Samurai Shodown II

Having recently discussed the SNK fighting classic Samurai Shodown, I was eager to follow up that review with an in-depth look at its sequel. Simply named Samurai Shodown II, this game takes everything good about the original title and improves on it in almost every way. Taking place a year after the first game, Samurai …
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Review: Samurai Shodown

Before I move on to the next entries in the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter series, I want to backtrack just a bit and discuss another fighting series that’s not quite as well known. The game in question is Samurai Shodown. Originally released in Japan as “Samurai Spirits” by SNK, this game attempts to capitalize …
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Review: Luigi’s Mansion

Happy Halloween! As always, I’m celebrating Halloween with a review of a spooky game. But this time, its extra special because this review also marks the first entry in a new chapter of my backlog. That’s right, I’ve finally reached the GameCube/PS2 era! I’m starting off this new generation of game playthroughs with a real …
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Review: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Continuing on with my reviews of classic arcade brawlers, I am brought to the third entry in the Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat 3. As you might expect, this game retains a number of gameplay elements from the first two games in the series, but it also introduced several new mechanics to help it better …
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Review: Street Fighter Alpha

As I approach the next era of games on my backlog list, I want to first share my thoughts on a few more classic arcade brawlers. In recent months I’ve discussed the first two entries in both the Mortal Kombat and the Street Fighter series. These are two franchises that essentially wrote the book on …
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Check Up: No Man’s Sky (2.0 Beyond Update)

It has all led up to this! Whether you’ve been a loyal No Man’s Sky player since the beginning or if you’ve been sitting on the fence waiting to see just what the devs could deliver, this is the update for you. Back when No Man’s Sky was launched was in 2016, it was met …
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