Onimusha: Warlords Review

Real Talk By: KJ

Return to a beloved franchise.  Capcom hasn’t updated this one in a long time.  A re-release is here to help that problem.  Welcome back Onimusha Warlords, one of the early Playstation 2 hits.  Continue reading “Onimusha: Warlords Review”

The Timeless RPG Chrono Trigger is OUT NOW on STEAM

The classic collaborative title from the creator of Dragon Quest, Yuji Horii, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama and the Final Fantasy team is back for a limited time. Chrono Trigger is the ultimate save the future title everyone should experience. Follow Chrono and friends on an epic quest through the past, present, future and Prehistoric ages to save the world from the destruction of the prehistoric alien parasite, Lavos.

The digital collectors edition includes a specially edited medley of songs including: Far off promise, Wind scene, Battle with Magus, Corridors of time and Chrono Trigger, 6 PC wallpapers and digital liner notes from composer Yasunori Mitsuda.

You have until April 2nd to purchase the timeless RPG classic Chrono Trigger on Steam.

Retro Ranttable: What Brought you into The World of Gaming?

KJ: Hey People.  I like hearing from my friends the impact gaming has left on them.  Old school memories are usually brought to life.  It’s a hobby I thoroughly enjoy, and have no plans of stopping.  In many ways my appreciation has only grown.  Indie games have really changed the way I look at things for the better.   Continue reading “Retro Ranttable: What Brought you into The World of Gaming?”

SNES Classic Review: Pure Joy Preserved

Nintendo has done it again: they continue to shrink down my precious childhood memories and resell them to me. Perspectives will vary on this hardware, whether there’s justifiable value, what the point is when there’s a number of ways to play these games, and if the supply shortage is manufactured or just poorly planned. I am sure for every person out there that raves about this $79.99 bundle of 16-bit classics there’s somebody else who is jaded on the whole thing. Yes you can emulate these games, yes there are other systems out there that already do this but with more titles, and yes you can still buy working SNES systems and play the real deal. Instead of weighing too heavily into that, I’ll focus on what these games did for me when I first played them and why I believe they’re important to preserve— in whatever way you see fit.

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Tactical Memoriam: Nintendo Wars

Real Talk By: Brian DK

Several strategy and tactics series have seen a revival in the recent years. Fire Emblem: Awakening brought its franchise back from the brink of death. XCOM: Enemy Unknown revived a celebrated series and brought it into the modern era. And Microsoft just announced a new Age of Empires in development. The industry is ready for another installment in the Nintendo Wars saga. Continue reading “Tactical Memoriam: Nintendo Wars”

Crazy Taxi Retro Review

Real Talk By: Ms. Throwback

Many people don’t realize that the first game in the Crazy Taxi line-up was an arcade game.  Released in 1999, and published by Sega, this fast paced racing title broke the rules for traditional racing games at the time.  While traditional racing games focused on crossing the finish line first, this titles ultimate goal was…customer service?  That’s right, the Crazy Taxi objective was getting random bystanders to their destination as quickly as possible. Continue reading “Crazy Taxi Retro Review”