Reviews


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Below is the ever-growing list of games that I’ve either completed or at least given a valiant effort in attempting to play.

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Welcome to the bastard child of all Zelda games! Zelda II: The Adventure of Link follows an odd NES pattern of changing up the sequels of Nintendo’s main franchises. Super Mario Bros. 2, for example, was a large departure from the original (at least the United States version was). Yet, …

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Perfect Dark Zero

Here’s a game I had much higher expectations for and wish I had a different rating system to give it a different score. A thumbs-in-the-middle still seems fair, but a lot of my criticisms with Perfect Dark Zero stem from the large shoes it had to fill from the Nintendo …

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Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

I’ve never disliked a sequel so badly in my life. For everything the GameCube’s launch title Luigi’s Mansion was, the 3DS follow-up wasn’t. I’ll retract on that a bit, but not much. The game begins with all of the same setup, charms, and quirks you’ve come to expect from the …

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Super Mario Kart

The trendsetter for all “kart” racing games holds up very oddly when reminiscing for this review. Let’s start with the basics: no one thought a racing game based on Mario characters was ever going to work. Yet it did, and here’s why. First and foremost, Super Mario Bros. is a …

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Soul Blade

Way back when fighting games were all the rage. As consoles moved from the 2-D realm to the 3-D world with the introduction of a new generation of hardware, these fighting games evolved with them. Such is the story of Soul Edge, which was an arcade game that was ported …

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Gears of War

One of the driving reasons I started this website was to archive the games I played; in doing so, it keeps me driven toward playing titles which I sometimes missed (due to lack of time) or simply fell out of touch with. None could be truer of the Gears of …

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Super Princess Peach

Mario games have a tendency of creating spinoffs which send the series in a different direction. Several examples of those are Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World 2 (which spun-off into many Yoshi games with the same mechanics) and Luigi’s Mansion. Even Toad received a game all his own with …

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Paperboy

I’m going to crush some of your childhood memories of this pointless game… Seriously, even with Wayne’s World, I haven’t put down a game where I’ve said: “What did I just play?” Even with that weird ass game (Wayne’s World) I knew it was based on a movie and that …

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X-Men Legends

Hey! A video game based on a comic book and it doesn’t suck? This was a new concept way back in 2004, where the usual schlock of movie and comic tie-ins ended up as horribly constructed video games. Low and behold came X-Men Legends, a pseudo RPG and action game …

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Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

I always knew about the true Super Mario Bros. sequel (i.e. “Lost Levels”) having owned it as a kid as part of the Mario All-Stars collection… but I’ll admit, there are a few more surprises that I wasn’t knowledgeable on. I was going to bypass the All-Stars remakes since the …

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Mega Man X

Continuing on my quest to conquer every Mega Man game, the offshoot series of Mega Man X is next. It’s basically Mega Man but not in the same timeline/storyline. Dr. Light and Dr. Wily have been replaced with similar characters Dr. Cain and Sigma. Mega Man has been swapped with …

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Doc Louis’s Punch-Out!!

An exclusive to Club Nintendo members, this is supposedly a very difficult game to acquire by legitimate means. It’s also hard to call it a “game” because it’s more or less a minigame of the Wii Punch-Out!! remake I reviewed on the site earlier. Why it’s not a full game …

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TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

A knock on Electronic Arts even to this day is that they became too big for their own good. Around the era of the PS2 EA had grown into a gaming giant, tying down licenses for anything and everything they could including James Bond 007 and the NFL. EA also …

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Wrath of the Black Manta

Ever make a big mistake when you were a child? I did, and this game is that mistake! Behind a lot of clever marketing which rode the wave of ninjas and karate being cool in the late 80’s and early 90’s, came Wrath of the Blank Manta. More than likely, …

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Star Wars Racer Revenge

For as good as Star Wars Episode 1 Racer was on the N64 (and also the Dreamcast), Racer Revenge is not. Don’t get me wrong: if you only had a PlayStation 2 and this was your opportunity for some podracing action, this game captures the feel of Episode 1 Racer. …

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