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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass review (DS) feedback bubble

Reviewed on May 06, 2021

A tech demo on the right track for a sequel
America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking (DS)

America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking review (DS) feedback bubble

Reviewed on May 02, 2021

Peak DS shovelware for your face that doesn't leave a bad taste
Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy)

Kirby's Dream Land review (GB) feedback bubble

Reviewed on April 06, 2021

If you’ve written off Kirby’s Dreamland as a game that was surpassed in every way by its sequels, don’t do that.
Dragon Warrior Monsters (Game Boy Color)

Dragon Warrior Monsters review (GBC) feedback bubble

Reviewed on February 15, 2021

An underappreciated celebration and love letter to fans of a long-lived series
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (Game Boy)

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru review (GB) feedback bubble

Reviewed on January 06, 2021

The ribbeting inspiration to some Zelda game
Wizardry Empire (Game Boy Color)

Wizardry Empire review (GBC) feedback bubble

Reviewed on December 30, 2020

The start of Starfish's lineage of the Wizardry side-stories.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins review (GB)

Reviewed on September 25, 2013

Wario is probably more clever and original than the series from which he derived.
Jeopardy! (NES)

Jeopardy! review (NES)

Reviewed on August 17, 2012

This isn't You Don't Know Jack for the NES; it's hang man with trivia questions.
Millipede (NES)

Millipede review (NES)

Reviewed on August 08, 2012

This is an arcade port done right, adapted to the target platform's strength and limitations rather than simply making the assembly code run.
Castlevania (NES)

Castlevania review (NES)

Reviewed on July 30, 2012

Castlevania isn't an action game; it just looks like one.
Joy Mech Fight (NES)

Joy Mech Fight review (NES)

Reviewed on July 20, 2012

Joy Mech Fight has been criminally neglected.
Binary Land (NES)

Binary Land review (NES)

Reviewed on July 12, 2012

Binary Land has something to offer if you look past it's faults and the conspicuous lack of a 2-player mode.
Wizardry II: Legacy of Llylgamyn (NES)

Wizardry II: Legacy of Llylgamyn review (NES)

Reviewed on July 04, 2012

CRPG ports are havens. Some are arguably better than their computer counterparts, gaining music, bug fixes, and new features. Wizardry 1 and 2 are two ports I'd immediately point to as games that improved on the NES. I do not think this is a point lost on active NES players as I often see The Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord cited as an excellent alternative to the Dragon Warrior style RPGs that are so prolific on the NES.
Metroid (NES)

Metroid review (NES)

Reviewed on December 09, 2011

To think that 70% of this game, so familiar to so many players, occupies exactly 0 bytes of data. The glimpses I see of Real Zebes break a spell indeed... It is one thing to understand how a game works, but it is another entirely to see how it work.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms (NES)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms review (NES)

Reviewed on November 27, 2011

After a short hour into a playthrough, the player may feel as though they've accomplished nothing---this is likely true. Do not mistake: there is strategy in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, it is simply difficult to extrapolate when you are falling asleep in your chair.
Ultima: Quest of the Avatar (NES)

Ultima: Quest of the Avatar review (NES)

Reviewed on March 17, 2009

RPGs have always been about trying to combine disparate genres into a seemingly endless cycle of nerdier and nerdier products. It started when a bunch of guys sat down, threw some board games and copies of Tolkien on a table, and ended up with Dungeons & Dragons, which resulted in some other guys sitting down, throwing D&D rules in with computer programming manuals and creating Wizardry. RPGs have been combined with every conceivable genre, from first-person shooters (The Elder Scrol...
Mortal Kombat: Deception (PlayStation 2)

Mortal Kombat: Deception review (PS2)

Reviewed on January 25, 2009

Despite my prudish nature and enrolment in something called “Library and Information Studies,” there is a part of me that wants to get piss ass drunk, rip off my clothes, and throw myself onto a pile of naked women. I'd never admit to it in my every day life, and you could never tell from looking at me, but there is a deeply disturbed creature in the back of my head that wants to be called a “bad boy,” to feel finger nails and teeth digging into the skin on my back, to have intimate contact wit...
Half-Life (PC)

Half-Life review (PC)

Reviewed on December 25, 2008

The RPG genre has generally been understood to be exclusive to games that are, in some form, driven up front by visible statistics. If there is a screen that displays HP, STR, MAG, or any other common abbreviations, the game in question is likely an RPG in the sense in which the term is most commonly applied. Half-life is obviously not an RPG in the numerical sense. It is instead, a great example (perhaps the best example) of the original sense of an RPG, a game in which narrative is v...
Mega Man 9 (PlayStation 3)

Mega Man 9 review (PS3)

Reviewed on November 26, 2008

After finally obtaining a “next generation” gaming system media center (?), it seemed prudent that I should make an effort to experience the best that my new PS3's cell processor could muster. I wanted to make a point to experience a game that was technically beautiful and fresh from all the genre-centric titles that had dominated the previous generation. In that spirit, I purchased Valkyria Chronicles.
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance (NES)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance review (NES)

Reviewed on October 30, 2008

Pool of Radiance is an unusual game in that it has entirely fallen from the perspective of the average gamer, but still enjoys an almost legendary status with those familiar with the name. Among the right audience, it will still be brought up with the same type of reverence that NES owners talk about Super Mario Bros 3 or Zelda acolytes discuss Ocarina of Time. It wasn't just another RPG or a good RPG, it was the RPG that defined the late 80s and the first successfu...

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