Category: Retro Sensei

Introducing: OldGameHermit

Today, I’d like to announce a major change to the site. Effective 9/11/2019,  retrosensei.com has officially become oldgamehermit.com! This is something I’ve been kicking around for quite some time. To explain the change, please allow me a moment to give you a little history surrounding the origins of this blog. Initially, when I started this site back in 2012, it...

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RetroSensei

Hello. This is the very first “original” post on the new site: RetroSensei.com. Some of you may have been followers from the previous “8bit Wizard” blog hosted on Google’s blogger service, so please allow to explain the reason for the transition. I started the 8bitwizard.blogspot.com site back in 2012 as a place to blog about my interests in gaming, nerd culture...

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October is coming…

Autumn is here! This is probably my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air, the falling leaves, the pumpkin spice everything… I also like spooky things. Creepy stories, scary movies and of course horror games. Last year was a bit lacksluster on the blog here. For October I played and reviewed Blood and Blood II on the PC....

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Distant Worlds

As many of my readers might know, I am a rabid Final Fantasy fan. I’ve played nearly every title in the main series as well as several of the offshoots. One of my favorite aspects of these games is the wonderful music that is featured in them. Being the collector that I am, I have amassed a large collection of...

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Castlevania Playthrough Update

Well, it’s Halloween. I think now its obvious that I’m not going to meet my goal of playing through every legacy Castlevania title before the end of the day. But, I gave it a good shot! I’m almost finished with Curse of Darkness. After which, I have two more DS titles and a Wii game. At that point the original...

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Big Update Coming

I always hate starting something only to get distracted shortly after. There has been some big stuff going on lately. I’ll be making a big announcement here on the blog this weeked. Several posts incoming as well.

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Final Fantasy

If Wizardry is considered the grandfather of western-style fantasy games. Than Final Fantasy is its far-eastern cousin. While Wizardry was rooted in classic Tolkien-style swords and sorcery, Final Fantasy can be summed up as more exotic techno-fantasy type of genre. I was introduced to the series while living in Japan. I had noticed the game in the collection of several of my...

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Wizardry

One fateful summer night in 1989, my friend James suggested we play a computer game on his dad’s old black-and-white Macintosh computer. After a few rounds of Chess, I spotted an interesting looking icon in the games folder and pointed it out to James, asking what it was. “Oh. That’s Wizardry,” he said. “It’s not very good. It’s too hard....

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Japan

As I’ve mentioned previously on this blog, I grew up as a military brat. As a result, my family relocated numerous times during my youth. Shortly after starting my 4th grade year, my family moved to Okinawa, Japan. Living in Japan was one of the most defining experiences of my life. I still remember the shock of exiting the doorway...

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