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*** THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY THE RELEASE OF AN EXPANSION *** After nearly twelve years of waiting, Blizzard finally released the next chapter in the Diablo series.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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Review: Super Mario Bros 3

Oh, Super Mario Bros. 3. How I longed to get my hands on this game as a child! I remember my first encounter with this title. I was at an open-air shopping mall in Japan when I rounded the corner and came face-to-face with a brand-new Mario 3 arcade machine. I immediately became re-obsessed with Mario (is that even a...

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Review: Super Mario Bros. 2

  I still remember the day I got my first issue of Nintendo Power magazine. Not only was it MY first issue, but it was also THE first issue. Featured on the front cover of that magazine was a colorful clay sculpture of Mario and the words “Super Mario Bros. 2“. Until that moment, I had no idea that Nintendo...

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Review: Super Mario Bros – The Lost Levels

  Continuing on with my Super Mario series playthrough, I’m brought to the next installment in the series, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels.  This title was originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros 2 – For Super Players. And was the original sequel to SMB. The game was intended for players who had already mastered the first Super...

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