Review: Dragon Quest III – The Seeds of Salvation

Finally! After what seems like an eternity, I am here to deliver my review of Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation. First off, I want to take a moment to apologize for the length of time it took me to post this review. This game ended up being quite a bit longer than I …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Review: Bloodstained – Ritual of the Night

This is a game review that I’ve been waiting almost four years to write. As a lifelong fan of Castlevania, I still remember the excitement I felt when Koji Igarashi (former developer of Castlevania) announced he was creating his own gaming studio and his first project was going to be none other than a spiritual …
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