Category Archives: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

The Debate Over the Final Fantasy Series

The Debate Over the Final Fantasy Series What’s your favorite Final Fantasy? The most common favorites are VI and VII, but opinions vary wildly. You ask someone to rate any game in the series (whether you’re online or off) and … Continue reading

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Two Total Failures With a Lot in Common — Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Two Total Failures With a Lot in Common — Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 This is a 2014 game in a long-running series many know and appreciate for its punishing but reasonable difficulty. The series … Continue reading

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Slot and Dragons: Too Random, But Definitely Enjoyable

Slot and Dragons: Too Random, But Definitely Enjoyable Slot and Dragons is a Puzzle Quest kinda deal. Objects appear in lines at random, and it’s your job to make something of them in order to fight your enemies. This game … Continue reading

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A Review of Valdis Story: Abyssal City

A Review of Valdis Story: Abyssal City Valdis Story: Abyssal City is a 2013 Metroidvania by Endlessfluff Games. It’s better than most.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance What’s with the name of this game? Revenge and vengeance mean the same thing, so why make a portmanteau that doesn’t carry any new significance? Kojima probably just thought it sounded cool. The Metal Gear Solid … Continue reading

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Kingdom Rush & Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know!

Kingdom Rush I’ve spoken before about how tower defense games are one of the few genres to work seamlessly with tablet controls due to only requiring one imprecise finger to manage everything. Further experience has proven my initial beliefs correct. … Continue reading

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Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles

Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles is a fan-made game heavily inspired by the venerable action series. It mostly takes notes from the SNES and Genesis games such as Super Castlevania IV and Rondo of Blood, but the way the world map … Continue reading

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Dream Games: Mistborn

Dream Games: Mistborn Sometimes magic in a fantasy novel is a strange, esoteric thing with bizarre world-changing effects. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as the prose is up to the task; I love the Thomas Covenant series and … Continue reading

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Mega Man Unlimited is Astonishingly Good

Mega Man Unlimited is Astonishingly Good If you get the Mega Man formula wrong, your results are mediocrities with predictable levels and nothing to test the player, like Street Fighter X Mega Man. Do it right and you get outright … Continue reading

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Ittle Dew: Why Do I Like Zelda Clones So Much?

Ittle Dew: Why Do I Like Zelda Clones So Much? My distaste with the Zelda games of the past decade or so I have spoken of previously. Since Nintendo is clearly incapable of making of good Zelda games any longer, … Continue reading

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