Wonder Boy III: Dragon’s Trap Review

Those interested in playing Wonder Boy III should definitely get this version, since the upgraded audio and visuals are worth the price of admission alone, but know that you’re in for some frustrating moments and a lot of backtracking. The remake of Wonder Boy III seems like a game where…

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Far Cry 3 Review

Far Cry 3 is a first-person shooter that offers a compelling story and plenty of opportunities to explore a tropical open-world with lots of activities that will keep you entertained for hours on end. Back when the original Far Cry came out in early 2004, I was intrigued by its…

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Battle Arena Toshinden Movie Review

Battle Arena Toshinden is a movie you can skip if you’ve never heard of the series and one that’s disappointing if you’re a devoted fan and you’re interested in watching it anyway. For those unfamiliar, Battle Arena Toshinden is a three-dimensional weapon-based fighting game series that came out in the…

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Assassin’s Creed Movie Review

Despite the talented people behind it, this is a bland adaptation with one-dimensional characters, a simplistic storyline ripped from the games and an incredibly slow pace. Anyone remotely familiar with video game movies knows that they are terrible. What’s striking about Assassin’s Creed is that this adaptation seemed different because…

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Top 10: Essential PSP Games

The PlayStation Portable had its problems, but the console had the support of so many developers that there was no shortage of games to play. Of course, its library of games isn’t as extensive as that of the PlayStation 2, for example, but there are so many games and from…

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Ninja Ryukenden Movie Review

This OVA takes some liberties with Ninja Gaiden’s story without compromising the most iconic parts of the series. The Ninja Gaiden series started as a side-scrolling platformer in the arcades and was soon ported to the NES. Its most distinct characteristics were its high difficulty, cinematic cutscenes and its memorable…

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Top 5: Crowdfunded 2D Platformers

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo have proven to be viable resources when it comes to funding games and one of the most popular genres has been two-dimensional platformers. Of course, not every 2D platformer has been terrific (Mighty Number 9, I’m looking at you,) but there have been some…

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is another solid entry in the cult series and one that both longtime fans and newcomers can enjoy. As far as platformers go, few titles have achieved a cult status. Like Tomba, Kid Icarus or Bionic Commando, Shantae is one such game and, despite receiving rave reviews,…

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Top 5: Hacking Video Games

Privacy is a thing of the past. Hackers steal our information and so do our own governments, so as time goes by, our reality is becoming more and more similar to a video game. But for now, let’s talk about just games. There have been several titles about computer hacking,…

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Watch Dogs Review

Instead of using its unique premise in creative ways, Watch Dogs adheres to the open-world formula in a strict way, making this a derivative title. Watch Dogs is a lavishly produced open-world game with one of the most enthralling premises in some time: what if you could point your smartphone…

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