Retrospectives

PlayStation 2 Shoot 'em Ups: Five Must-Have Titles

PlayStation 2 Shoot 'em Ups: Five Must-Have Titles

Shoot the core in 3D

May 25, 2017 - Although it doesn't feature an extensive library of shmups, the PlayStation 2 still has a handful of fantastic titles. Here, I'll take a look at five that were released in North America so put your seatbelt on and get ready for some awesome shooting action!
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Xbox Hidden Gems (Part 1)

Xbox Hidden Gems (Part 1)

Five games worth revisiting

April 30, 2017 - Although the gaming industry keeps moving forward, digging up games from the past can result in some delightful surprises. Here, I'll take a look at five gems from the original Xbox's library. Maybe you'll discover some treasures to add to your collection, too.
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Revisiting Adventure Island

Revisiting Adventure Island

A 2D action-filled tropical paradise

January 15, 2017 - When it comes to fast-paced retro platformers, very few games stand out in my memory as being as enjoyable as Adventure Island. Pull up your grass skirt, grab a stone axe, and let's eat as much fruit as our stomachs can handle!
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SquareSoft Fighters on PlayStation: Re-Enter the Ring

SquareSoft Fighters on PlayStation: Re-Enter the Ring

From Tobal No. 1 to Bushido Blade 2

December 3, 2016 - Besides offering plenty of great RPGs throughout the decades, Square also dabbled in publishing a handful of fighting games back in the day. So, let's take a look back at these hidden gems and see if they're still in fighting shape.
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Bustin' It up with the Buster Bros.

Bustin' It up with the Buster Bros.

A real Pang for your buck

March 26, 2016 - Many arcade classics frequently pop up when discussing retro video games. However, Buster Bros. remains an obscure title that even some retro enthusiasts may not recognize at first. It's rather fun, too, so let's bust some bubbles!
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Metal Gear Solid 2: Classic Stealth Action at Its Prime

Metal Gear Solid 2: Classic Stealth Action at Its Prime

Raiden had some big shoes to fill

March 24, 2016 - When it comes to Hideo Kojima's renowned espionage series, Sons of Liberty is often rejected due to its deceptive nature. However, many fans like me regard it as one of the best titles in the franchise. Slip into your Sneaking Suit and let's infiltrate this masterpiece.
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Electric Playground Memories

Electric Playground Memories

Celebrating the show that entertained a nation's gamers

January 11, 2016 - As a Canadian gamer, I grew up watching The Electric Playground. It was difficult for me to hear that G4 and City decided not to continue airing it after 2015 so now's a good time to reminisce about this fantastic show.
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My History with Baseball Games

My History with Baseball Games

A non-sports fan steps up to the plate

December 14, 2015 - I don't like sports but for some reason I love playing baseball video games. Here, I'll cover all the bases as to why this sport appeals to non-fans like me so let's get this ball game going.
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Dusting off the Nintendo e-Reader

Dusting off the Nintendo e-Reader

An inconvenient way to play subpar games

October 7, 2015 - Nintendo has a long history of taking chances when it comes to hardware; from the embarrassment that was Virtual Boy to the astronomical success of Wii. Here, I'll explore one of their lesser known products so please, enjoy!
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Digging up the Mega Man Legends Series

Digging up the Mega Man Legends Series

Rockman dashes into the 3D realm

September 28, 2015 - Although we don't see much of Mega Man these days, his legacy lives on in many classic series. In this retrospective, I'll take a look at his 3D debut, a spin-off, a sequel, and what the future has in store for the delightful digger.
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