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Review: Final Fantasy VI

Here we are with the third and last Final Fantasy title in the 16-bit era, Final Fantasy VI. This game also marks the end of the “number confusion” debacle. Originally released in the US as “Final Fantasy III“, this was the west’s second taste of 16-bit FF glory. These days, there’s a few options for […]

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Review: Final Fantasy V

Onward with the 16-bit Final Fantasy playthrough, we have one of the more obscure entries in the early series, Final Fantasy V. Again, this is another title that was not available in the US upon its original release. Released in 1992, North American players did not get a taste of the game until 1999 when the […]

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Review: Final Fantasy II

Man oh man, where to begin. Final Fantasy II is an interesting game to review. First of all, it did not see an official release of this game in the US until sometime around 2001 or 2002. Up until that time, all we had were hacked, poorly-fan-translated ROMs. The first official version released in the […]

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Review: Final Fantasy

   I know that recently I’ve spent a little time covering random new releases such as Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider, it is still a main focus of mine to re-live my early gamer days by chronicling my favorite games of yesteryear in a semi-accurate timeline. So far in the blog, I’ve covered my gaming […]

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Review: Mega Man & Bass

Next up in the series, we have Mega Man & Bass. This is a title that was originally released in Japan on the SNES, but didn’t see the light of day in the USA for many years later when it was released as a GBA title. Even though the game’s was released on the SNES originally, it occurs chronologically […]

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Review: Castlevania – Aria of Sorrow

Today I review the last entry in the GBA line of Castlevania games; Aria of Sorrow. This game continued the “castleroid” trend. So as far as originality goes, the formula is starting to get a bit stale. However, where this title lacks in originality it makes up for in story and fun. This entry takes […]

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Review: Castlevania – Harmony of Dissonance

The next stop on the Castlevania series is another GBA title; Harmony of Dissonance. I was EXTREMELY excited when this title was released because it is actually a direct sequel to Castlevania II – Simon’s Quest – One of my favorite games in the series. The game features Juste Belmont, Simon’s grandson. Two years before […]

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Review: Castlevania – Circle of the Moon

The next entry in the Castlevania saga is Circle of the Moon. Released in 2001, this game, for a time, was removed from official chronology by the director of the Castlevania series. It has since been re-added due to the release of more recent title Portrait of Ruin, the details behind this are convoluted and we’ll […]

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