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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Enter the Wii U

This Christmas, my son will unwrap a brand-spanking new Wii U. He has absolutely no clue he will getting one. For those of you not in the know, the Wii U is Nintendo’s successor to the highly popular Wii. It is backwards compatible with Wii games and controllers and will also retain Virtual Console functionality. Aside from a nice upgrade...

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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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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! To be honest, I covered way more ground than I even thought was possible. How did I manage to play so many games to...

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Nerd Shock!

Today the nerd-world was rocked with news that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm. Yes. You heard right… On top of that, it was also announced that Disney will be producing a new Star Wars trilogy. Again, you read that correctly. Star Wars Episode VII VIII and IX are now a reality. What does this mean for the all the “expanded universe”...

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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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Review: Castlevania – Harmony of Dissonance

The next stop on the Castlevania series is another GBA title; Harmony of Dissonance. This is a review that I’ve been EXTREMELY excited to write because this game is actually a direct sequel to Castlevania II – Simon’s Quest – One of my favorite games in the series. The game features the character of Juste Belmont, Simon’s grandson. Two years...

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Review: Castlevania Chronicles

Next up in the Castlevania review series is one of the more rare and obscure Castlevania titles; The Castlevania Chronicles. This entry is yet another remake of the original Castlevania game featuring Simon Belmont. Released for the Sony Playstation, this game takes full advantage of all that console has to offer. The graphics and sound are on par with Symphony...

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