Playstation Panic

One of the worst things about modern gaming consoles tends to be their lifespan. In the last few years, I’ve gone through two Xbox 360’s and recently I began experiencing issues with my PS3. The problem most of these devices seems to encounter has to do with overheating. After a while, dust accumulates inside the consoles, or the cooling fans...

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Review: Metal Gear

  I have waited a long time to write this review. As a kid, one of my favorite games on the NES was Metal Gear. When playing a game, it usually it takes me a little time before I’m fully invested. But this was one title that hooked me from day one. The fact that I fell in love with...

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Review: Mega Man 10

Finally, we have the most recent installment in the original Mega Man series, Mega Man 10. After the success of MM9, it was decided to follow up the game with a sequel.  So as you might expect, MM10 is also a downloadable game designed with the look and feel of a legacy 8-bit title. This time around, the storyline is...

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Review: Mega Man 9

    As my week of vacation comes to a close, I bring you the next installment in the original Mega Man series; Mega Man 9. This game was released nearly a decade after Mega Man & Bass hit stores in Japan. That’s quite a gap! In fact, it seems like Capcom is reveling in the old-school nostalgia that the...

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Review: Mega Man & Bass

Next up in the series, we have Mega Man & Bass. This is a title that was originally released in 1998 for the SNES as a Japanese exclusive. As you probably know, by 1998 most of the world had moved on from 16-bit gaming. For this reason, Mega Man & Bass was not initially brought over to the west. Eventually,...

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Review: Mega Man 8

Finally, we come to the last game in the Mega Man Anniversary Collection; Mega Man 8. Originally released for the Sony Playstation and later, the Sega Saturn, Mega Man 8 represents the first 32-bit title for the series. This is another one that I initially missed the first time around. So, this will be my first time playing through this...

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Review: Mega Man 7

I was originally going to put my marathon of Mega Man games on hold for a while and continue to focus on other 8-bit titles instead. But, considering that it’s Mega Man’s 25 anniversary, I figured now would be a good a time as any to play through the rest of the series. So, with that being said, this brings...

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Review: Mega Man 6

  This is the final Mega Man game for the original NES. It’s important to realize that while Rock Man was still very popular in Japan, the sales of Mega Man 5 in the US were disappointing. In fact, Capcom didn’t bother to publish this game in the US at all. Here in the west, Mega Man 6 was actually...

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Review: Mega Man 5

So here we are, Mega Man 5. At this point, the series has jumped the shark. Five games, the exact same format – it’s getting old. As usual there are some little additions that keep things from becoming a complete snoozefest. Along with the regular challenges, each level now has a special token to collect. The token has a letter...

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Review: Mega Man 4

Mega Man 4 (or IV – depending on if you believe the box or the in-game start screen) marks a turning point for the series. By many, this game is considered to be the last GOOD Mega Man game. The graphics in the game seem slightly improved, but many critics cite the robots as being largely uninspired and boring. The storyline...

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