Fear Effect 1 and 2 (2000 and 2001) PS1 review

So I've been thinking lately.  Surely the early console games that had 3D graphics had some decent games.  You know, in spite of not holding up as well as PS3 and X-Box 360 games do (the console generation of 2005-2013), which is when I believe 3D gaming graphics finally reached a stable state (just as … Continue reading Fear Effect 1 and 2 (2000 and 2001) PS1 review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1990

10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda.  Meteorite explodes above Pacific Ocean.  US President George H. W. Bush at UN, condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait.  Serbs in Croatia proclaim autonomy.  WW2 Allied nations cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany.  Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1990

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (1998) review

Rated: 3 / 5 "In the old days, we used to get through the gameplay so we could get to the cutscenes.  Nowadays, we need to get through the cutscenes so we can get to the gameplay." -- Some Youtuber or Bitchuter whose name I forgot So this is a classic J-RPG game that appeared … Continue reading Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (1998) review

Metroid 1-4 (1987-2002; 2004; 2016) game series review

So I've played the original Metroid games.  Can't say I've finished all of them, just the 3rd (Super Metroid) and 4th (Metroid Fusion). "Then how the hell do you expect to review these games reliably?  What the hell!?  Are you turning into one of those half-a-fag game journalists who bitch about games being too difficult … Continue reading Metroid 1-4 (1987-2002; 2004; 2016) game series review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1990

Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186.  Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West.  US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive US statements toward Iraq.  Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC.  Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada.  Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1990

Phantasy Star I-IV (1988-1995) review

A couple months ago I felt this urge to go back to retro gaming.  I don't mean retro PC, I don't mean downloading an emulated game on the PC.  I mean actual old-school console gaming.  But I found myself in a predicament.  I used to own a Sega Genesis, and a decent game collection for … Continue reading Phantasy Star I-IV (1988-1995) review

Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun (2016) review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 I question how much I actually enjoy stealth games.  Aside from Thief I and II, I don't normally go out of my way to play these sorts of games.  On the other hand, certain RPGs like Deus Ex, while not primarily a stealth game yet can be played as one, do … Continue reading Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun (2016) review