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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Retro Reflection

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Well, here it is, the retro reflection of my all-time favourite video game. For this one I’d like to start from the very beginning, if I may… Read Retro

Operation WinBack Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Operation WinBack Retro Reflection

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Now hear me out on this one. How bizarre would it be if the first ever third person cover shooter ever made was not, in fact, Western made, but instead by a small Japanese team more famous for the Dynasty Warriors franchise? It sounds like something I’ve just pulled from thin air, but, it’s actually the truth. Read Retro

Nuclear War Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Nuclear War Retro Reflection

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There are certain video games from my youth that stick out in my memory. The first hours of playing Metroid and The Legend of Zelda on a brand new NES were definitely a highlight, but there were games in the late ’80s and early ’90s that simply perplexed me. Read Retro

Oni Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Oni Retro Reflection

Disclaimer: Be warned, this retro will include extremely un-academic, thoroughly adolescent colloquialisms like “cool”, “awesome” and “bad-ass”, because Oni is the type of game that’s simply impossible to describe without using them. Read Retro

Rez Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Rez Retro Reflection

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Few games perfectly define the term “cult classic” in quite the same way Rez did. What can only be described as a rhythm action shooter was originally released on the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 in 2001, and was developed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, now of Q Entertainment. Mizuguchi would go on to design games like Lumines and Child of Eden, but Rez is arguably the game that put his name on the vast map of gaming. Read Retro

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Retro Reflection
5 years ago

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Retro Reflection

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The PlayStation 2 was a great console for JRPGs: the Wild Arms series, Persona 3 and 4, Growlanser, Tales of the Abyss, Dark Cloud 1 & 2 and (arguably) Final Fantasy X are all classics that helped keep up the sheer quality of the PS2’s extensive library of games. Read Retro

Cyber Sled Retro Reflection
5 years ago

Cyber Sled Retro Reflection

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One of the fondest memories from my childhood is the day my father unexpectedly arrived home early one wintry evening in October. Read Retro

Super Bomberman Retro Reflection
5 years ago

Super Bomberman Retro Reflection

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In the age of the online connectivity, local multiplayer has become an endangered species. Playing with friends used to be an excuse for a “man date” at each others houses, now all you need is DSL cable and a headset. Read Retro

Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure Retro Reflection
5 years ago

Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure Retro Reflection

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Typing has become fundamental to humanity’s existence. Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but it’s a skill that almost all of us possess and rely on day-to-day. Read Retro

Ikaruga Retro Reflection
5 years ago

Ikaruga Retro Reflection

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Shoot-em-ups (or shmups, if you’d prefer) are a dime a dozen in the world of gaming, especially in Japan where the genre is respected as one of the most popular around. Read Retro

Small Soldiers: Squad Commander Retro Reflection
5 years ago

Small Soldiers: Squad Commander Retro Reflection

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As a kid I grew up watching the same few films over and over again, to the point where I could recite every line from them. Read Retro

Maximo Retro Reflection
5 years ago

Maximo Retro Reflection

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In Maximo you play as… Maximo, the titular spunky young king, who upon emerging victorious from countless battles to protect his people, returns home to find his true love captured and his kingdom enslaved by his royal advisor, Achille, and his undead army. Read Retro