Category: Game Review

Review: Dragon Quest

When it comes to RPG games, there’s typically two different categories that tend to come to mind. Western-style RPGs and Japanese-style RPGs. Generally speaking, western RPGs are typically stat-heavy games that draw their inspiration from tabletop classics like Dungeons & Dragons. Good examples of western RPGs are games like Ultima and Wizardry.  Recently, I posted reviews for The Bard’s Tale...

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Review: SiN

This is a review I’ve been wanting to write for quite some time. Years ago, when I played through my initial round of late-90’s PC games, I reviewed a number of classic FPS titles. One of the games I was really excited to talk about, but couldn’t manage to review at the time, was SiN. SiN is a game that...

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Review: Wario Land 4

So far in this generational backlog I’ve reviewed titles from the GameCube, Xbox, and Playstation 2. All of these are great home gaming systems. But I would be amiss if I neglected to give some attention to the handheld scene. Of course, the big handheld system at the turn of the century was the Game Boy Advance. It was small...

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Review: The Bard’s Tale II – The Destiny Knight

Recently, I shared a review for the legendary CRPG The Bard’s Tale. In that review, I discussed how the game took the classic grid-based dungeon crawler formula and continued to evolve the genre by introducing colorful graphics and sound. Since that review was posted, I’ve spent the last month playing through the sequel and now, having finally completed the game,...

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Requested Review: Waifu Uncovered

This is something I don’t do often. But today I’m going to provide a review at the request of a developer. Recently, I was contacted by One Hand Free Studios to post an honest review for their new game Waifu Uncovered. As a general rule, I tend to shy away from developer-requested reviews because I want to avoid any potential...

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Review: Halo: Combat Evolved

This is a post that has been a long time coming. Back in October I reached the next phase of my backlog gaming reviews with a review of Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo Game Cube. That post marked my first step into the sixth-generation of video gaming. But instead of jumping right in to another game from the same era,...

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Review: Shenmue III

How is everyone holding up? I hope all of my readers are fighting against this Covid-19 crisis by staying healthy and staying home. We are certainly living through an unprecedented event and during times like these it’s often hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For me, I’ve been hiding out in my Hermit Grotto plowing...

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Review: Doom 64

This is a review I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to write. But thanks to the recent release of Doom Eternal, Id Software has re-released the most elusive entry in the Doom franchise; Doom 64. As many of you know, Doom is one of my favorite retro PC games. I spent countless hours of my youth playing Doom...

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