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During the pre-relaunch of VGRC, a lot of our content that was to be posted was put on hiatus. From new game reviews, editorials and even reposting of even older content for archivings sake, it's easy to say quite a few things are missing and over the upcoming weeks we'll be supplying all those goods.
Today, I bring you our review of Dante's Inferno and Screenshots. Read more after the jump.
Continue reading Dante's Inferno Reviewed.
The SEGA Genesis was, I'm sure we can all agree, an awesome console. The amount of amazing titles rivals the SNES, and looking back at those times makes it just more of a shame to see SEGA in the state it is today. One particular game on that console has rocket bounced its way into this article today - Rocket Knight Adventures.
A low budget sequel titled Rocket Knight was recently released and while it didn't manage to re-capture the entire spirit of the original, it was still an incredibly fun game, putting Sparkster into yet another colorful adventure. We here at VGRC love retro games nearly as much as ourselves, and in that spirit I present to you with the original Rocket Knight Adventures (1993)
Continue reading Retro Game of the Month: Rocket Knight Adventures.
The mid 90s was an interesting time for video games. The drums of the early console wars were just beginning to rumble as the Nintendo 64 and the Playstation were fresh off the assembly line and new types of games were beginning to become popular with the American audience. Final Fantasy VII launched the modern popularity of the story based RPG and little series called Grand Theft Auto brought nonlinear gameplay and remorseless slaughter for the first time on the PC. Also during this time some companies were still making games for the past generation of systems, games that harnessed the revolutionary new concepts that new gen games used and brought them to the tried and true (and now cheaper to produce for) systems of the past generation. Some of the best unconventional SNES games were created during this time period such as Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and Chrono Trigger.
It was during this time period that Natsume released the first game in it's flagship series, and the crown jewel to the late collection of SNES game, Harvest Moon.
Continue reading Retro Flashback - Harvest Moon.
Last year, EA made a huge 180, and not just with the parkour running lead character of Mirror's Edge, but they managed to pump out seemingly decent titles along with risky new IP's during a harsh season filled with blockbuster sequels and other new rival games. Instead of being the EA of old - hashing out half-assed sequels with professionals on the front with a fake smile, EA decided to put out the EA DICE developed, Unreal Engine 3 powered, free-running centered first person action-adventure game Mirror's Edge to much attention of the gaming press and public.
Continue reading Game Review: Mirror's Edge.
Last September I had a look at the NeoGeo classic, Garou: Mark of the Wolves - SNK's answer to the technically astounding Street Fighter III. Marking the end of the Garou series, a staple of the NeoGeo console, SNK Playmore have re-released it on Xbox Live Arcade complete with online play, achievements and a little bit of Engrish. The game is known for pushing the boundaries of the Neo Geo and setting the framework for both future SNK fighting games and technically advancing the gameplay aspects of the genre as well as showing future games how important a fully balanced roster of characters is to a fighting game.
Continue reading Game Review: Garou: Mark of the Wolves (XBLA).
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Continue reading Retro Game of the Week: Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
Continue reading Game Review: Super Mario Galaxy for Nintendo Wii.
What developer first comes to mind when you think “obscure strategy-RPGs?” For most people who love the genre, no developer is more synonymous with it than Nippon Ichi, whose American division releases a steady stream of localized strat-RPGs developed by their parent company and its cohorts. Soul Nomad & the World Eaters is the latest of these releases.
At the surface, Soul Nomad looks like just about every other JRPG NIS has brought over: Simple sprite graphics, a “world in peril” storyline and humorous dialogue and character interaction layered on top of your standard strat-RPG gameplay. Luckily, it goes a bit deeper than that this time.
Continue reading Game Review: Soul Nomad & the World Eaters for PS2.