Category: Game Review

Review: The Bard’s Tale – Tales of the Unknown

It’s no secret that I’m a lifelong fan of RPGs (CRPGs in particular). And yes, when I say “lifelong”, I mean it. The very first PC game I ever played was Castle Adventure –¬†an unusual ASCII-art game from the MS DOS era. Despite it’s simplicity, that game kindled a firestorm of obsession that still rages to this day. These days,...

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Review: Tekken 3

Here we are! The final review in my Arcade Fighter mini-series. From this point forward, I’ll be reviewing games from the genre as a natural part of my backlog play-through. The game I’ll be reviewing today is none other than Tekken 3. I’ve already shared my thoughts on the first two games in the Tekken series and both titles scored...

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Review: Mortal Kombat 4

We’re almost there! I’m winding down my Arcade Fighter mini-series this week. What a trip it’s been! I started this project back in June with a review of the very first Street Fighter game. From there, I’ve covered a number of other arcade fighters in detail. Included in that list have been titles from the Mortal Kombat series. So far,...

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Review: Street Fighter III

To start, I want to apologize for my nearly month-long absence. As some of my dedicated readers might know (and more than a few pointed out), this site has recently suffered from a number of performance issues. So to ensure the best experience for my readers, I decided to put everything on hold and focus on identifying the root of...

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Review: Tekken 2

Before diving right into this review, I want to take a moment to wish all of my readers a very merry Christmas. While many people both young and old are spending time today exploring new games, books, and other delightful forms of nerdery, I am reveling in the joys of retro bliss. In the recent weeks I’ve spent a lot...

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Review: Tekken

Taking time to play through all of these old fighting games has been a major nostalgia trip. My early teenage years were filled with afternoons at the arcade in front of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat machines. But for every fighting game I played as a teenager, there were a few that for a number of reasons, I never bothered...

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Review: Samurai Shodown II

Having recently discussed the SNK fighting classic Samurai Shodown, I was eager to follow up that review with an in-depth look at its sequel. Simply named Samurai Shodown II, this game takes everything good about the original title and improves on it in almost every way. Taking place a year after the first game, Samurai Shodown II again sees a...

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Review: Samurai Shodown

Before I move on to the next entries in the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter series, I want to backtrack just a bit and discuss another fighting series that’s not quite as well known. The game in question is Samurai Shodown. Originally released in Japan as “Samurai Spirits” by SNK, this game attempts to capitalize on the arcade brawler craze...

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