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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Collective Review: Final Fantasy IV & Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Finally, my reviews have reached a personal milestone in the era of 16-bit gaming. I’m talking about the first Final Fantasy title for the Super Nintendo. Final Fantasy IV was originally released in the US under the name “Final Fantasy 2“. Since the second and third installments of the series were not originally brought stateside, …
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Review: Metroid II – Return of Samus

I have been looking forward to this review for some time now. This is one of my favorite Game Boy games of all time, Metroid II. Metroid II is the long awaited sequel to the original NES classic. Being a direct sequel to such a popular game, it was interestingly enough not released on the …
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Review: Final Fantasy II

Man oh man, where to begin. Final Fantasy II is an interesting game to review. First of all, despite being the sequel to 1990’s super-popular Final Fantasy, it did not see an official release in the US until sometime around 2001 or 2002. Up until that time, all US players had were hacked, poorly-fan-translated ROMs. …
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Review: Final Fantasy

I know that recently I’ve spent a little time covering random new releases such as Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider, but it is still a main focus of mine to re-live my early gamer days by chronicling my favorite games of yesteryear in a semi-accurate timeline. So far on this blog, I’ve covered my gaming …
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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 …
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