Tag: DS

Review: Dragon Quest V – Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Over the last few years I’ve been slowly playing my way through the Dragon Quest series. One of the things that I’ve noticed about these games is that while they are all similar to each other both visually and in tone, each game also has something very unique to offer. The first Dragon Quest game was very much a cookie-cutter...

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Review: Final Fantasy III

Having completed Final Fantasy II, it is time to move on the next chapter, Final Fantasy III. This is another Final Fantasy game that was originally released in Japan only. For years it seemed like North American players would never see a localized version of this title. However, after years of fan petitions, Final Fantasy III was finally made available to...

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Review: Castlevania – Order of Ecclesia

  Finally, we come to the last installment of the Nintendo DS saga. This game is famous for featuring the first female hero since the obscure Castlevania Legends. (A game removed from timeline by the series producer). This title takes places somewhere after Symphony of the Night and before Circle of the Moon. It is another game which occurs during the absence...

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Review: Castlevania – Portrait of Ruin

These games keep getting bigger and longer! But I’ve finally finished my playthrough of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. Once again we’re back in 2D land. This installment returns to the familiar “castleroid” style of gameplay hailed by fans. At this point in the life of the Castlevania series, the timeline had grown convoluted and confusing to many. Fans had questions...

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