Final Fantasy VIII

Information: Review Date: July 19, 2021 Release Date: September 9, 1999 Platform: PlayStation Publisher: Square Developer: Square Genre: RPG Anecdotes: “……” Description: Irvine: Shut up, get lost, and bleep off. He acts like he’s God’s gift to women when really he’s just a creep. He won’t leave the women alone. He also keeps stopping me… Continue reading Final Fantasy VIII

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Information: Review Date: July 8, 2021 Release Date: October 2, 1997 Platform: PlayStation Publisher: Konami Developer: Konami Genre: Nonlinear Platformer Anecdotes: When I studied up on the Castlevania series, a clear trend emerged. Fans divided the series into two subgroups: the earlier, stage based games, which were standard platformers like Super Mario or Ghosts ‘N… Continue reading Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Super Metroid

Game Data: Review Date: June 14, 2021 (revised April 27, 2022) Release Date: April 18, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Nonlinear Platformer By the time of Super Metroid’s release, I was losing interest in video games due to being 17 years old and wanting to see parts of the world beyond my… Continue reading Super Metroid

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Game Data: Review Date: June 7, 2021 Release Date: October 29, 1993 Platform: Some system I never heard of, called TurboGrafx-16 Publisher: Konami Developer: Konami Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: First off, let me apologize to Castlevania fans for skipping Bloodlines. For some reason, I made a mistake doing the research and I thought Bloodlines, Dracula… Continue reading Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Final Fantasy V

Game Data: Review Date: May 30, 2021 Release Date: December 6, 1992 Platform: SNES, sort of Publisher: Square Developer: Square Genre: RPG Description: Ex-Death was set loose again to wreak havoc on the world. A new team of warriors is given the task of putting him away for good. As usual, I’ll list the characters… Continue reading Final Fantasy V

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Game Data: Review Date: May 22, 2021 Release Date: April 13, 1992 Platform: SNES Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Adventure Anecdotes: For 15 year old Super Mateo, life was starting to pick up steam. There were all sorts of teenager things going on, but this game was worked into my busy schedule whenever I could… Continue reading Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Dragon Quest III

Review Date: May 19, 2021 Release Date: March 12, 1992 Platform: NES Publisher: Enix Genre: RPG Anecdotes: I got about halfway through Dragon Quest and hated the game. I got a decent amount into II, which was an improvement, but still not the greatness I had heard the series is. I didn’t complete either game.… Continue reading Dragon Quest III

Castlevania IV

Review Date: May 17, 2021 Release Date: December 4, 1991 Platform: SNES Publisher: Konami Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: Super Castlevania IV is one of those games that is clearly in my memories, especially the rising blocks of block 4-4. I was a freshman in high school at the time. Otherwise, my memories are just kind… Continue reading Castlevania IV

Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Release Date: May 15, 2021 Release Date: November 28, 1991 (I question that date, though. Thanksgiving Day doesn’t seem like a good release date.) Platform: SNES Publisher: Capcom Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: I played Ghosts ‘N Goblins as a kid, and I had beaten every stage at one point or another, but I used the… Continue reading Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts