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This 1992 Japan-exclusive Game Boy game has to win the award for the most unhelpful and unsearchable title ever so if you're the one person who's somehow found this blog post in years to come: Hello! I hope your dystopian future is more the cool cyberpunk sort than the "Everyone works for Amazon" kind. Before … Continue reading X

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Rent A Hero

Being a hero is a universally appealing concept: Who wouldn't want to be super strong, save the day, and know they're the coolest person in the room? Which makes Rent A Hero's decision to turn all of your comic-based fantasies on their head feel more than a little disorienting: Your crime-fighting suit's an accidental rental, your powers … Continue reading Rent A Hero

QUOVADIS 2: Wakusei Kyoushuu Ovan Rei

Who can resist 90's style sci-fi tactical action stuffed with fantastic FMV sequences, cool mech battles, character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross, Gunbuster) and mechanical designs by Kazumi Fujita (Zeta Gundam)? Not me, that's for sure. And that's why I bought Quovadis 2 many, many, years ago. Probably. But until the other week I'd never played it, … Continue reading QUOVADIS 2: Wakusei Kyoushuu Ovan Rei

Staying safe(ish) in Raccoon City

Resident Evil 2's long-awaited remake is due out soon, the brief demo and tantalising tweets giving every indication that the team behind it are (praise the sun) attempting to do a true-to-the-original reimagining of the Raccoon City incident rather than lazily shoving Leon and Claire shapes into a quick respray of Resident Evil 6, 7, … Continue reading Staying safe(ish) in Raccoon City

Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter

You could be forgiven for thinking that the company crossover game is a rite of passage for any esteemed software house, history's littered with them: Konami's Parodius, Sega's Fighters Megamix, Nintendo's evergreen Smash Bros. series, the self explanatory Namco Super Wars, Capcom vs SNK, SNK vs Capcom, and every other imaginable permutation of the above. … Continue reading Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter