Category: Game Review

Review: Castlevania III – Dracula’s Curse

  Finishing off the original trilogy is Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Despite its name, this game actually serves as a prequel to the first two titles in the series. For this game, Konami decided to go back to their roots, thus distancing Castlevania III from the gameplay elements found in Simon’s Quest and making it more like the first installment of...

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Review: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

  Back for the next installment of the Castlevania playthrough and review. As one might predict, the success of Castlevania brought a sequel. However, it is not what you might expect. Castlevania II is not merely an update to the original stage-by-stage platformer. It is something altogether different. The game takes place seven years after the original. In this story,...

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Review: Castlevania

When I was a kid, no other game had cooler monsters and a scarier atmosphere than Castlevania. It’s creepy, but just campy enough to keep you from getting scared. For those that are not familiar, here’s the set up: Transylvania, a place we all know and love. Filled with gypsies and creepy things. But, every one hundred years the land...

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Review: Zelda II – The Adventure of Link

  As one would suspect, after the smashing success of The Legend of Zelda, a sequel was not too far behind. For the follow-up, Nintendo made the bold move to creating a radically different game. Unlike it’s predecessor, Zelda II is not presented entirely in a top-down, bird’s-eye view. Instead, this game consists of two different modes: travel mode and...

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Review: The Legend of Zelda

  It didn’t matter if you were a fan of “sword and sorcery” games or not. When you saw the shiny gold cartridge that contained The Legend of Zelda, you were intrigued. At least, this was true for me. Until Zelda came along, I never gave much thought to things like wizards and dragons. I was all about spaceships and...

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Review: Metroid

  I love looking back at the these old games. When I think of classic NES titles, Metroid is one that immediately comes to mind. I received my first NES as a Christmas present and Metroid is one of the games I received along with it. It has captivated me ever since. In Metroid, you play the galactic bounty hunter,...

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Review: Diablo III

*** THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY THE RELEASE OF AN EXPANSION *** After nearly twelve years of waiting, Blizzard finally released the next chapter in the Diablo series. Diablo III went on the market around the same time that I started this blog. Naturally, everything else on Earth stopped for me as I dived into the pits of hell one more...

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Review: Diablo II

Four years after the original Diablo was unleashed upon the world, a sequel was produced. By this time, I was already living with my future wife and I warned her ,”You will not see me for about a week, once this game comes out.” – That was not a lie. Diablo II is a worthy sequel to the original game....

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Review: Diablo

Today, I’ll be taking a change of course for a bit to talk about a classic PC game, Diablo. Diablo was one of the first PC games I ever purchased with my own money. From the very first time I laid eyes on this game, I knew I would spend countless hours with it – and I did! Now, with...

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Review: Xenoblade Chronicles

Taking a break from the retro reviews for a moment, I’m going to share my thoughts on something a little more modern. Back in April, I purchased the long awaited RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles. And I am so glad I did. Most JRPGs offer pretty good storytelling in combination with a ton of content. Xenoblade Chronicles is no exception. In fact,...

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