Introducing: OldGameHermit

Today, I’d like to announce a major change to the site. Effective 9/11/2019,  retrosensei.com has officially become oldgamehermit.com! This is something I’ve been kicking around for quite some time. To explain the change, please allow me a moment to give you a little history surrounding the origins of this blog. Initially, when I started this …
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Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

At long last, my review for the latest chapter in the Final Fantasy XIV saga is here. Shadowbringers is the newest expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, bringing the game up to version 5.0. Included in this expansion pack are two new playable races, two new jobs, a level cap increase, and an entirely new world …
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Review: Contra III – The Alien Wars

Still grinding away at the Contra Anniversary Collection, we are brought to the third entry in the series; Contra III – The Alien Wars. This game marks a very interesting chapter in the franchise. While the overall gameplay will feel familiar to fans of the series, there’s a number of major changes that really turn …
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Review: Super C

I posted a couple months ago about the release of the Contra Anniversary Collection. Since that time, my oldest son and I have been playing through these games together. Last month, I posted my review of the original Contra, a true classic from the NES era. It was a game I enjoyed immensely as a …
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Review: Bloodstained – Ritual of the Night

This is a game review that I’ve been waiting almost four years to write. As a lifelong fan of Castlevania, I still remember the excitement I felt when Koji Igarashi (former developer of Castlevania) announced he was creating his own gaming studio and his first project was going to be none other than a spiritual …
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Record Shop: Nirvana – In Utero

Even though I don’t post them as much as I’d like, my Record Shop articles are part of an ongoing series. Of the seven Record Shop posts made thus far, three of them have been for Nirvana albums. As a young musician, Nirvana was undeniably a huge source of inspiration. At the height of their …
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Review: Contra

“Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A” – The Konami Code. If you’re a gamer, either young or old, there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard of it. When playing a game developed by Konami, entering this sequence on the gamepad usually results in some type of boon. The code originated …
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Wizardry Online Revival

MURMUR * CHANT * PRAY * INVOKE! Could it be true? Almost five years after the death of Wizardry Online, does the game have a chance at a resurrection? For those of us keeping a close eye on anything Wizardry related, it is starting to sound possible. Recently, a post was made on Reddit’s /r/wizardry …
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Contra Anniversary Collection

Konami continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary with another collection of classic games from the vault. This time with a collection of titles from the Contra series. For most retro gamers like me, Contra was the ultimate two-player game. What gamer over the age of thirty-five doesn’t remember keying in the Konami code and blasting …
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Review: Street Fighter II

To those of you who happen to find this article on the day it was originally posted; Happy Father’s Day! To the majority of you who will read it at some point in the future, it was originally posted on Father’s Day 2019. Why is this significant? Well, as I mentioned in my recent review …
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