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Review: Dragon Quest II – Luminaries of the Legendary Line

Today, I’m going to share my thoughts on a retro RPG classic, Dragon Quest II. Back in the spring, I talked about the first game in this iconic series. If you’re not familiar with these games, I would urge you to check out that review before reading any further. Much of what I’m going to be discussing in this post...

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Review: Dragon Quest

When it comes to RPG games, there’s typically two different categories that tend to come to mind. Western-style RPGs and Japanese-style RPGs. Generally speaking, western RPGs are typically stat-heavy games that draw their inspiration from tabletop classics like Dungeons & Dragons. Good examples of western RPGs are games like Ultima and Wizardry.ย  Recently, I posted reviews for The Bard’s Tale...

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Review: Super C

I posted a couple months ago about the release of the Contra Anniversary Collection. Since that time, my oldest son and I have been playing through these games together. Last month, I posted my review of the original Contra, a true classic from the NES era. It was a game I enjoyed immensely as a kid. Well, next up on...

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Review: Contra

“Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A” – The Konami Code. If you’re a gamer, either young or old, there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard of it. When playing a game developed by Konami, entering this sequence on the gamepad usually results in some type of boon. The code originated with the game Gradius. But...

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Retro Rewind: Nintendo Entertainment System

So far in my Retro Rewind series I’ve talked a bit about classic coin-op arcade games. I’ve also discussed some of the earliest home console games made popular by the Atari 2600. But no discussion of retro gaming is complete without mentioning the Nintendo Entertainment System. This is the machine that took gaming from being just a casual pastime and...

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Project: Retro Rewind

Now that I’ve completed all the games on my 64-bit Generation playlist, I’m excited to announce a new project. Before I dive into what is, for the lack of a better term, the “128-bit era”, I’m going to take some time to do a bit of a refresher on some of the generations I’ve already covered on this site. In...

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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 experience starting with my days...

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