Tag: ps1

Review: Vagrant Story

This is it! The final review in my RPG Catch-Up Project! For those of you that are not in the loop, this means that I’ve finally played and reviewed every title on my shortlist of RPGs prior to the PS2/GameCube era. Yes, there’s still a handful of retro RPG titles that I haven’t touched yet. (And we’ll cover those at...

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Review: Dragon Quest VII – Fragments of the Forgotten Past

At long last, my review for Dragon Quest VII is here! Up to this point, my opinion on the various games in the Dragon Quest series have been all over the place. Some titles have been stellar, while others felt a bit lackluster. With this in mind, I was excited to see what the seventh entry in this series had...

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Review: Legend of Mana

As I get ever closer to wrapping up my RPG project, I find myself playing a handful of games that I somehow managed to miss out on back when they were new. Today, I’m going to talk about a classic JRPG title, Legend of Mana. Yes, this is another entry in the heralded Mana series. But this time around, we...

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Review: Chrono Cross

Ever since I played Chrono Trigger earlier this year, I’ve been extremely curious to see just how Square was going to try to top that experience. For me, Chrono Trigger represented the peak of 16-bit era JRPGs. It had all of the elements that I look for in an RPG and it delivered them with flawless perfection. With that in...

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Review: Chrono Trigger

One of the best things about starting this website and tackling my game backlog is being able to play some really amazing games that I missed out on the first time around. Yes, I know it’s considered blasphemy by many, but until I sat down to play it for this review, Chrono Trigger was one of those games. Why is...

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Review: Mortal Kombat 4

We’re almost there! I’m winding down my Arcade Fighter mini-series this week. What a trip it’s been! I started this project back in June with a review of the very first Street Fighter game. From there, I’ve covered a number of other arcade fighters in detail. Included in that list have been titles from the Mortal Kombat series. So far,...

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Review: Tekken

Taking time to play through all of these old fighting games has been a major nostalgia trip. My early teenage years were filled with afternoons at the arcade in front of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat machines. But for every fighting game I played as a teenager, there were a few that for a number of reasons, I never bothered...

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Review: Street Fighter Alpha

As I approach the next era of games on my backlog list, I want to first share my thoughts on a few more classic arcade brawlers. In recent months I’ve discussed the first two entries in both the Mortal Kombat and the Street Fighter series. These are two franchises that essentially wrote the book on head-to-head competitive gaming. Back in...

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Collective Review: Grand Theft Auto & Grand Theft Auto 2

  Before I turn my attention to the next generation of gaming, there’s just two more games that I want to talk about. I apologize for the last minute addition. But looking back, these titles are so iconic, that there’s no way I could move on the next era without taking a moment to revisit them. The games I’m talking...

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