Old Game Hermit

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...