Resident Evil 4

Review Date: December 4, 2021 Release Date: January 11, 2005 Platform: PlayStation 2 Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Genre: Shooter I’ve scoured the Internet researching this game and the fandom that surrounds it. It’s generally regarded as the best of the Resident Evil games and anyone who disagrees gets verbally slaughtered like Aaron Rodgers at Soldier… Continue reading Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 2

Information: Review Date: July 10, 2021 Release Date: January 21, 1998 Platform: PlayStation Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Genre: Horror Anecdotes: Up until a few years ago, I knew nothing about the Resident Evil series, but I looked around the Internet to find out what the longest running franchise is. As I scrolled down the list,… Continue reading Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil

Information: Review Date: July 1, 2021 Release Date: March 30, 1996 (!) Platform: PlayStation Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Genre: Horror Anecdotes: I hate the jerks at Capcom. Ok, now that that’s out of my system, let’s dive in to Resident Evil. This game, released on my birthday in 1996, marks both a departure from what… Continue reading Resident Evil

Night Trap

Game Data: Review Date: June 19, 2021 Release Date: January 1, 1995 (for this version; the original was October 15, 1992) Platform: Sega 32X Publisher: Sega Developer: Digital Pictures Genre: Horror Anecdotes: It would be impossible to write about this game without mentioning the Senate fiasco over it back in the 90s. As everyone knows,… Continue reading Night Trap

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 IV

Review Date: May 14, 2021 Release Date: November 23, 1991 Platform: SNES** (see footnote) Publisher: Squaresoft Genre: RPG Anecdotes: Final Fantasy IV has been released 85,273 times for 1,395,569 systems. There is practically a unique FF4 for every gamer. In Japan, they had a Hard Type and an Easy Type. For North America, though, there… Continue reading Final Fantasy IV

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Review Date: April 23, 2021 Release Date: September 1, 1990 Platform: NES Publisher: Konami Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: After the masterpiece that was Simon’s Quest, Konami had a dilemma. For III, do they make it more like I or II, or do something completely different? It turns out the answer, in 1990, was to go… Continue reading Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Final Fantasy II

Review Date: April 8, 2021 Release Date: December 17, 1988 Platform: NES Publisher: Square Genre: Role Playing Game Anecdotes: Final Fantasy fans can be very fickle. The main series is at 15 games as of this writing with a 16th in development. I bet that if I surveyed 100 people and asked them to rank… Continue reading Final Fantasy II

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Game Basics: Review Date: April 5, 2021 (revised on March 26, 2022) Release Date: December 1, 1988 Platform: NES Publisher: Konami Developer: Konami Genre: Nonlinear Platformer I played Castlevania. I failed. Most runs ended at the Grim Reaper, but a few got to Stage 17. Brother #2 played Castlevania. He failed. Brother #3 played Castlevania.… Continue reading Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest