Category: Game Review

Review: Secret of Evermore

What happens if you take a group of rookie game developers from America and task them with making the next big Japanese-style action RPG? The answer is simple; Secret of Evermore. The story behind this game is legendary. Reeling off of the success of Secret of Mana, Squaresoft wanted to release a similar game in the US as quickly as...

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Review: Phantasy Star IV – The End of the Millennium

At long last I have completed my playthrough for the final entry in the¬†Phantasy Star series! It took quite a bit longer than I anticipated, but I’m proud to say I have finished Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium and I have plenty of thoughts to share. If you’re a regular reader, you probably know that I’m a...

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Review: Blood Omen 2

I tried my best to have this review complete by Halloween, but I fell short by a few days. Despite missing my goal, I’m here with a review for yet another chapter in the Legacy of Kain series, this time with Blood Omen 2. If you’re a bit confused by the variety of sequels this series has to offer, don’t...

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Review: Corpse Party

Happy Halloween friends! As many of my long-time readers know, I try to review a scary game in time for Halloween. Typically, I pick a spooky game from whatever backlog era I’m currently working on. For example, in recent years I reviewed Resident Evil 0, Fatal Frame, and Luigi’s Mansion – all games from the GameCube/PS2/Xbox generation. This year, I...

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Review: Devil May Cry

I’m going to start the month off with a review for a game that was added to my backlog after being requested from multiple readers. The game in question is Devil May Cry. This is one that I’ve never played before and one that was not originally on my list. As I said above, about a year ago I asked...

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Review: Mortal Kombat – Deadly Alliance

The Mortal Kombat games have long been arcade staples. Next to the Street Fighter series, there’s very few arcade brawlers that could hold a candle to Mortal Kombat. I suppose that’s why the gaming industry took notice when Midway announced that the fifth entry in the Mortal Kombat series was going to be a home console exclusive. And true to...

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Review: Soul Reaver 2

Chugging onward through my backlog, I’ve finally reached the next chapter in the Legacy of Kain series, Soul Reaver 2. To date, my opinion of the games in this series has been pretty varied. If I’m being honest, I didn’t care for Blood Omen, at all. The next game, Soul Reaver, fared a little better. But it still didn’t capture...

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Review: Secret of Mana

It’s difficult to have a discussion about retro JRPGs without someone mentioning Secret of Mana. This game has long been heralded as one of the most critically acclaimed 16-bit era RPG titles. But despite all of the hype, it’s one game that I never managed to check out during it’s heyday. That being said, it’s also not a game that...

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Review: Silent Hill 2

Today is a special day. My backlog has finally brought me to a game that is nothing short of legendary. I’m talking about Silent Hill 2. As most of my readers will know, the Silent Hill series is held in high regard among gamers. But this particular chapter in the series is often considered to be one of the greatest...

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