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Posted: 06/13/17, 03:09:15 by 
Darkwing Duck (along with Tale Spin) are the two series represented in the Disney Afternoon collection that have gone largely neglected by the house of mouse. As someone who was born after the peak of Disney’s afternoon cartoons of the 80’s and early 90’s, I still encountered the likes of Scrooge McDuck and Chip and Dale in other Disney projects. But I’ve only been exposed to Darkwing Duck through secondhand information and the NES title. It seems to have been forgotten by the likes of Disney and the broader popular culture. So I’m going into the property with an even cleaner slate than the likes of Scrooge or the pair of chipmunks. I am going in almost blind, armed only with the knowledge that this game is similar to Mega Man... (more)
Posted: 06/09/17, 06:04:10 by 
Two weeks ago I published a scathing review of the atrocious baby game DuckTales. Today, we will look at DuckTales 2; the best game ever made. Our Disney Afternoon Collection tour makes its second stop!.. (more)
Posted: 05/28/17, 05:41:33 by 
In the first of a series of reviews covering titles featured in the Disney Afternoon Collection, we'll be looking at Duck Tales. I'm not yet sure how many of the games on the collection that I will cover, as I may not have enough to say about some to justify writing a full review. I guess it'll just be a nice surprise. Without further ado, here is Duck Tales... (more)
Posted: 05/10/17, 00:38:17 by 
It's always a little tricky to review launch-window games. Are they genuinely good, or is it just us as gamers wanting them to be good for our new systems that makes us think they're better than they actually are? The Nintendo Switch didn't have a large library of games available at launch, but the few that were available were quality, for sure... (more)
Posted: 05/04/17, 20:09:36 by 
Hey! Did you know that there are games on the Switch that are not The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? And that some of them are even pretty good? Interesting! Today I’m going to tell you about a Switch game that is definitely not the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but is still worth checking out. Its name is Kamiko. Are you ready?.. (more)
Posted: 01/27/17, 11:42:06 by 
Pokémon Sun and Moon feel like the type of Pokémon games that I should adore. They change up many mechanics that have existed for years, streamline many things, and to polish up the game and fix many of its long standing issues. Now this isn’t to say that I don’t like the game because I actually enjoy it a lot. But I do think it falls short in its quest to ‘fix’ the series... (more)
Posted: 09/09/16, 22:27:34 by 
Well, not ONLY for Game Boy Color... (more)
Posted: 08/26/16, 18:04:53 by 
Ask any Dragon Quest fan--one of the most appealing aspects of the series is its consistency. Elements like the setting, general town-to-town story progression, the art and the music are all major aspects of the series that have become familiar throughout its lifetime. Of course, with that comes the challenge of making every game different enough to not fall too deeply into the formula; adding that perfect gameplay wrinkle that keeps things interesting without deviating from what made the series great in the first place. Heck, ask anyone who's been burnt by later Final Fantasy games; too much change can contribute to a series losing its identity... (more)
Posted: 08/13/16, 04:53:55 by 
RPG fans have no qualms about going back to their 16-bit favorites—your Final Fantasy Sixes, your Chrono Triggers—but NES RPGs are the Dangerfield of the genre: they get no respect. Often criticized for being tedious, grind-heavy slogs, the dungeon-crawlers of the 80s have an admittedly high barrier of entry to them... (more)
Posted: 08/06/16, 00:18:35 by 
While the original Dragon Quest--repurposed as "Dragon Warrior"--found some mild success in the US thanks to a dynamic Nintendo Power promotion, its NES sequels didn't really catch on here. Which is disappointing, because I think the series as a whole can hold its own against any other RPG franchise. That said, Dragon Warrior II is perhaps not the best example of the series' strengths... (more)
Posted: 04/26/16, 00:33:56 by 
The Deer God is an interesting independent game created by Crescent Moon Games and ported to Wii U by Mobot Studios. It's part 2D platformer, part puzzler, and part adventure game about reincarnation. It uses a 3D pixel style that makes for a gorgeous looking game. So is it any good? Read on to find out... (more)
Posted: 12/19/15, 06:41:31 by 
The Nintendo 3DS is a great place to hang out if you like rhythm games. Rhythm Thief sneaked into the handheld in 2012, Final Fantasy Theatrhythm and its sequel crystallized the genre's staying power, and HarmoKnight hit all the right notes. The newest rhythmically-inclined title to land on the Nintendo 3DS via the eShop is Radiohammer. Radiohammer got its start as an iOS and Android game, but Arc System Works and the game's South Korea-based developer Vinyl Lab co-developed a 3DS port that is now available in the States thanks to Aksys Games. Eager to play a new rhythm game, I tuned my 3DS to this game's frequency and jammed to its music. While the game let me down in a few areas, I was generally impressed by its sense of style, memorable boss encounters, and replay value... (more)
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