Review: Metroid Fusion

No, you didn’t read the title wrong. I’m actually reviewing Metroid Fusion! How long has it been since I last discussed a game in the Metroid series? Can you believe it has been eight years since I posted my review for the legendary Super Metroid?! That’s certainly a long time, but it’s not that I’m …
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Review: Wario Land 4

So far in this generational backlog I’ve reviewed titles from the GameCube, Xbox, and Playstation 2. All of these are great home gaming systems. But I would be amiss if I neglected to give some attention to the handheld scene. Of course, the big handheld system at the turn of the century was the Game …
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Remembering the Game Boy Advance

Lately on this site I’ve focused heavily on games for the Xbox, GameCube, and Playstation 2. But the turn of the century didn’t just usher in the release of new home consoles, it also provided us with the biggest upgrade in handheld gaming since the debut of the original Game Boy – the Game Boy …
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Review: Final Fantasy VI

Here we are with the third and last Final Fantasy title in the 16-bit era, Final Fantasy VI. This game also marks the end of the “number confusion” debacle. Originally released in the US as “Final Fantasy 3“, this was the west’s second taste of 16-bit FF glory. These days, there’s a few options for …
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Review: Final Fantasy V

Onward with the 16-bit Final Fantasy playthrough, we have one of the more obscure entries in the early series, Final Fantasy V. Again, this is another title that was not available in the US upon its original release. Released in 1992, North American players did not get a taste of the game until 1999 when the …
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Review: Castlevania – Circle of the Moon

The next entry in the Castlevania saga is Circle of the Moon. Released in 2001, this game, for a time, was removed from official chronology by the director of the Castlevania series. It has since been re-added due to the release of more recent title Portrait of Ruin. The details behind this are convoluted and I’ll …
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