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Collection of SaGa

A long time ago I posted a collective review for the three Final Fantasy Legend games. Known in Japan as SaGa, Final Fantasy Legend is a series of classic RPGs for the original Game Boy system. I was a huge fan of these titles when I was kid and I’ve always recommended them to any serious RPG fan. However, it’s...

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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: Bloodstained – Curse of the Moon 2

By now, everyone has heard of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. I posted a review for the modern day Castlevania clone a little over a year ago. And despite a somewhat rough launch, the game was largely successful. Like many, I fully expected that sooner of later we’d receive news of a Bloodstained sequel. Much to my surprise, the developers...

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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.  Recently, I posted reviews for The Bard’s Tale...

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Review: Doom 64

This is a review I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to write. But thanks to the recent release of Doom Eternal, Id Software has re-released the most elusive entry in the Doom franchise; Doom 64. As many of you know, Doom is one of my favorite retro PC games. I spent countless hours of my youth playing Doom...

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Review: Contra – Hard Corps

Completing my foray into the Contra Anniversary Collection, I’m excited to finally share my review of the elusive fan favorite, Contra – Hard Corps! This is a game that many players know by reputation only. Originally released on the Sega Genesis, Contra – Hard Corps is a game that flew under the radar for many fans of the main series....

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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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Collection of Mana

It seems that the age of retro game collections is upon us! In recent months and years, we’ve seen compilations for Mega Man, Castlevania, Street Fighter, and Contra. Most recently, and especially exciting for me, is the Collection of Mana. This bundle includes the first three “Mana” RPGs; Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, and never before available in the west,...

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