Onimusha Dawn of Dreams Review

The original Onimusha trilogy is held in high regard by almost every gamer. It combined horror, Japanese history, and beautiful combat to complete a unique and addicting series. In 2006, Capcom developed and published Onimusha Dawn of Dreams, a continuation of the universe but set 15 years later after Onimusha 3. Onimusha is one ofContinue reading “Onimusha Dawn of Dreams Review”

Brave Story New Traveler Review

The PlayStation Portable was one of the most underrated handheld gaming systems. Released in 2005, Sony’s handheld featured so many iconic and hidden gems. One hidden gem, is Brave Story New Traveler, a JRPG released in North America in 2007. Developed by Game Republic and published by XSeed Games, players controlled the adventure of aContinue reading “Brave Story New Traveler Review”

Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron Review

Shoot ’em ups were in a renaissance in the late 2010s. It seemed like indie, and small-time developers had found a niche market for old-school lovers of the shmup genre. In 2018, Handy-Games GmbH developed and published Aces of the Luftwaffe for the Xbox One. This Shmup would combine nazis, futuristic technology, and a castContinue reading “Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron Review”

Streets of Rage Review

One of the greatest beat ’em ups in video game history was released in 1991 on the Sega Genesis. Developed and published by Sega, Streets of Rage was a combination of engulfing atmospheres, a soundtrack of absolute perfection, and an addicting difficulty that made gamers try again and again. Streets of Rage was reason enoughContinue reading “Streets of Rage Review”

Quest For Glory II Review

Following up on an incredible game is never easy. Sierra On-Line found that out the hard way when they released Quest For Glory II: Trial By Fire in 1990 for the MS-Dos. The first Quest For Glory is nothing short of a masterpiece but the second title in the series had numerous fatal flaws thatContinue reading “Quest For Glory II Review”

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball Review

When you take the hottest roster of fighting girls and whisk them away to a private island for a volleyball tournament you get Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. Developed by Team Ninja and released by Tecmo in 2003 for the Xbox, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball had every middle school boy giggling andContinue reading “Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball Review”

Donkey Kong Country 2 Review

Just one year after the smash hit of Donkey Kong Country in 1994, developer Rare and Nintendo published Donkey Kong Country 2 in 1995 on the Super Nintendo. The sequel would change leads and add a new female playable character with Dixie Kong. Would Donkey Kong Country 2 be just as amazing as the originalContinue reading “Donkey Kong Country 2 Review”

TransBot Review

TransBot was released on the Sega Master System in North America in 1986. The sidescrolling shoot ’em up was developed and published by Sega. Players could transform between a spaceship and a robot to blast their way through the game. We’re looping a ton in this TransBot review. TransBot Plot: There’s nothing in the actualContinue reading “TransBot Review”

Metal Gear Review

The beginning of a masterpiece series started in 1987 on the MSX2 computer when Metal Gear was released. Developed and published by Konami with a young Hideo Kojima at the helms, the game was far ahead of its time. A few months later, a port of Metal Gear was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System,Continue reading “Metal Gear Review”

Code Vein Review

What do you get when you combine anime-style characters with an in-depth emotional story and the gameplay of a SoulsBorne game? The answer is Code Vein. Released in 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Code Vein flew under the radar. Developed and published by Bandai Namco, Code Vein surprised me in quite aContinue reading “Code Vein Review”