Tag: Review

Review – Shadowrun (SNES)

Review – Shadowrun (SNES)

As someone who identifies as a geek, the Shadowrun universe is undeniably tantalizing. The result of marrying Tolkien-esque fantasy with Bladerunner-esque cyberpunk is simultaneously tacky and irresistible. Massive trolls and monolithic corporations, mages and hackers, dragons and cybernetic enhancements; it’s the nerd singularity. It’s only lacking space travel, which I think it actually has a …

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Review – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Review – The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Once upon a time, just before I set off to college, I got the itch to play an RPG. I had either The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind or Neverwinter Nights in mind, and I ended up choosing the former. It set off a love affair that I still won’t shut up about to this day. …

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Review – Karate Kid (NES)

Review – Karate Kid (NES)

I’ve never seen Karate Kid, nor its sequel. I get a lot of references from the movies, but that’s about it. Don’t look at me like that, I’m just not a movie person. Maybe I’ll get around to it one day. So why am I playing Karate Kid on the NES? Same reason I play …

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Review – The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

Review – The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

It’s unfortunate that The Elder Scrolls: Arena didn’t exactly fill my gravy boat, but then, despite it being the first in a venerable series of games, I’ve never heard anyone refer to it as their favourite title in said series. Its sequel, The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, on the other hand, I’ve heard come up …

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Review – Monster in My Pocket

Review – Monster in My Pocket

For those of you who are not well versed in the pop culture of the early 90’s, Monster in My Pocket was a short lived attempt at a multi-media franchise. It never really caught on, which is a shame. Someone obviously had high hopes for the full Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle treatment, with multiple series …

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Review – The Elder Scrolls: Arena

Review – The Elder Scrolls: Arena

If you tell the wrong gamer that you’ve only played the Fallout games past Bethesda Softwork’s 3rd entry, you’ll elicit a scoff. That’s because they liked it before it was cool, and it was way better back before Bethesda came in and mucked everything up. To be fair to those jerks, both Fallout 1 and …

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Review – Army Men: Sarge’s War

Review – Army Men: Sarge’s War

In 2003, 3DO folded like a card table. The company had struggled since its inception as a division of EA, starting with a botched console release that few people remember before transitioning to software-only. There were some talented people that worked there, and they made an effort to acquire some equally great studios, but the …

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Review – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Review – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The original Legend of Zelda is one of the earliest games I remember experiencing, and the one I often cite as my gateway into the hobby. It’s a landmark title for me. For most of my gaming career, it remained one of my favourite series. However, my enthusiasm has waned after the last few entries …

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Review – Army Men: Toys in Space

Review – Army Men: Toys in Space

To be honest, I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t enjoy the original Army Men on PC. In the series’ heyday, as more and more titles were hitting the market at a staggering pace, the press would often look back on that original game and mention what a shame it was that such a fun …

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Review – Super Mario Odyssey

Review – Super Mario Odyssey

The Mario series has gone everywhere; from single-screen arcade games, to super, to lands, to worlds, to… 64’s and sunshines. Anecdotally, a lot of people were wondering where Mario could possibly go after Super Mario Galaxy. Super Mario Universe? Super Mario Continuum? We got Super Mario Galaxy 2, which coyly avoided the question; how do you …

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