Features

The New Marvel vs Capcom and its ‘Infinite’ Possibilities

Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite could well be the heavyweight fighter Capcom needs, and should arguably be the flagship Japanese fighting series given its appeal of both Marvel and Street Fighter characters and the series’ competitive popularity. Back in December it was confirmed that the director of the upcoming instalment of the Marvel vs Capcom series… Continue reading The New Marvel vs Capcom and its ‘Infinite’ Possibilities

Retro

Retroreflection #2: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest are the world’s most famous JRPG series to date. Once respectively developed by fierce rivals Squaresoft and Enix, both tried to match each other year after year until the 2 companies merged in 2003, in order to better compete in the western market. Now some 13 years later, they certainly… Continue reading Retroreflection #2: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Retro

Retroreflection #1: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Otherwise known as Goeman, Legend of the Mystical Ninja was actually the 2nd Goeman game in the Konami series, but the first released in the west. Considered by many a SNES classic, Mystical Ninja follows Kid Ying and Dr. Yang as they travel across native land to free an abducted princess. Now almost 25 years… Continue reading Retroreflection #1: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

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Journey into Mistwalker: Lose Yourself with a Fantasy Genius

Hironobu Sakaguchi could well be considered the Shigeru Miyamoto of JRPG videogames. He created the Final Fantasy video game series; the 'Final' meaning his final stab at making a mark on the industry 30 years ago. 4 sequels as director came after that, and also had a hand in the most revered FF titles VI… Continue reading Journey into Mistwalker: Lose Yourself with a Fantasy Genius

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Video Game Inception: Top 5 Games within Video Games

We all love video games, whether your tastes are for platformers, shooters, RPG’s or even sports. They are a wonderful form of escapism, but what about escapism within escapism? I'm talking about the fishing in Zelda games, the end of level bonus sections of Yoshi’s Island, getting drunk at the bar in GTA IV; games… Continue reading Video Game Inception: Top 5 Games within Video Games

Opinion · Reviews

Transformers Devastation: Bringing Back Saturday Morning Cartoons

In late 2015, Activision released Transformers Devastation, a brand new Transformers video game. Developed by Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Vanquish), Transformers Devastation did something bold. No, not just creating a decent Transformers game (it is in fact fantastic), but it wasn’t based on any Michael Bay rubbish; instead they went back to the beginning of the… Continue reading Transformers Devastation: Bringing Back Saturday Morning Cartoons

Opinion · Retro

The Console Wars: Aladdin Vs… Aladdin?

Forget the current resolution wars between Call of Duty on PS4 and Xbox One; this intellectual property added to the already-brutal console wars of the 90’s. I remember having brutal arguments with friends as a 13 years old at the time, unjustifiably defending my choice (SNES) even though I’d never played a second of the Mega… Continue reading The Console Wars: Aladdin Vs… Aladdin?

Retro

Nintendo/Squaresoft Gems of a Generation

Before Square Enix there was Square Company. From its inception Square released 145 titles before its merger with Enix in 2003. Many of these games were released under a given ‘Squaresoft’ brand name, such as the ever-popular Final Fantasy VII for PS One, which was one of the west’s first taste of Squaresoft magic, which… Continue reading Nintendo/Squaresoft Gems of a Generation