Gaia no Monshou

This little old thing is the first of three HuCard-based strategy games by NCS for the PC Engine, but confusingly the second in its own fantasy trilogy that began with Elthlead (PC-88) and charts the struggles of the good King Sieghart against the dark forces of Böser. If any of those names sound familiar then … Continue reading Gaia no Monshou

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Sentinel Returns

"Unexpected horror" isn't really a specific category in gaming but between this and Ecco the Dolphin I think there's a very strong case for the sorta-genre's inclusion in the unwritten videogame canon. While Ecco's fears were based more in physical survival - those ancient fears of drowning, of being mercilessly torn apart by predators, of alien … Continue reading Sentinel Returns