Category: Game Review

Review: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

With the start of the new year, I want to get back on track and share my thoughts on many of the retro games that filled the countless hours of my youth. Nintendo was responsible for some of the most timeless games ever released. Everything from the classic 8-bit adventures of Mario, Link, and Samus to the hard hitting sports...

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Review: Castlevania Judgment

Finally, I am proud to present my review for the last official title in the original Castlevania timeline; Castlevania Judgment. This game is a radical departure from the anything seen in the series thus far. What we have here, is a 3D fighter using traditional Castlevania characters. The storyline for this title is pretty weak. It seems that an evil...

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Review: Castlevania Adventure ReBirth

This is a commonly overlooked title in the Castlevania archives. The Adventure ReBirth is a WiiWare download available for purchase through the Wii Shop. It is a modern day remake of the original Castlevania Adventure for the Game Boy. However, other than sharing the name and the lead character there’s not much of a resemblance. This title is sort of a...

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Review: Castlevania – Order of Ecclesia

  Finally, we come to the last installment of the Nintendo DS saga. This game is famous for featuring the first female hero since the obscure Castlevania Legends. (A game removed from timeline by the series producer). This title takes places somewhere after Symphony of the Night and before Circle of the Moon. It is another game which occurs during the absence...

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Review: Castlevania – Portrait of Ruin

These games keep getting bigger and longer! But I’ve finally finished my playthrough of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. Once again we’re back in 2D land. This installment returns to the familiar “castleroid” style of gameplay hailed by fans. At this point in the life of the Castlevania series, the timeline had grown convoluted and confusing to many. Fans had questions...

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A Look Back: Final Fantasy XIV (Original Release)

I’m going to really shake things up with something straight out of left field. As you might have surmised, I tend to review games in order because I enjoy watching franchises mature, etc. This time, due to an interesting set of circumstances, I’m going to break form and discuss the latest entry in the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy XIV. Now...

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Review: Castlevania – Curse of Darkness

Well, I missed my deadline. I really hoped to have every Castlevania game completed by Halloween, but I suppose that goal was just a little too ambitious. This game in particular took me a bit longer to complete than anticipated. Of course, I’m talking about Curse of Darkness, Konami’s latest attempt at a 3D-style Castlevania. In many ways, this game...

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Review: Castlevania – Lament of Innocence

Finally, we have a change of pace in the Castlevania series! Once again, Konami decided to make an attempt at a 3D Castlevania game. The result is Lament on Innocence for the PS2. Chronologically the first Castlevania title, this game shows the earliest Belmont ancestor and explains the origins of Dracula – all in wonderful 3D-style graphics. The game does...

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