Seeing Sega games on what could be considered rival formats may have been nothing new even as far back as the year 2000, when this Sakura Taisen game released on Nintendo's unstoppable Game Boy Color, Sonic the Hedgehog had an excellent platformer on the Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Sega's own Dreamcast had players worldwide … Continue reading Sakura Taisen GB: Geki Hanagumi Nyuutai!
You can usually spot an Amiga game a mile off: It'll have a bright pink gradient for a background and then everything in front of that will either look like airbrushed chrome, "I read The Lord of the Rings as a teenager", or eighties anime as half-remembered by a British guy who saw Akira once … Continue reading Blade Warrior
It's time to face my fears! I tend to think of Ecco the Dolphin as not merely some old and difficult game but full-on nightmare fuel; lurking under that adorable splashy dolphin exterior, all cute cetacean chirps and wise blue whales, lies a game that is all about slowly suffocating to death while trying to stop … Continue reading Ecco the Dolphin PC
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
How do you solve a problem like Galaxy Angel 2? Players looking to start this final installment will have already endured a male lead who has "developed" from Beigey McBeigerson to outright unlikeable, a selection of ladies who only manage to show brief glimmers of what could have been if they hadn't been saddled with … Continue reading Galaxy Angel 2: Eigou Kaiki no Toki
You may recall that I came away from my time with the first game in Galaxy Angel II's sequel-trilogy feeling as if the series and taken an unexpected stumble: Definitely inferior to what had gone before but not so much so that I didn't feel ridiculous holding on to the hope that this sequel couldn't … Continue reading Galaxy Angel II: Mugen Kairou no Kagi
Galaxy Angel II is a 2006 Playstation exclusive released as part of a whirlwind of sequelly-branded manga/light novels/anime, no doubt intended to kick off another financially viable series of spacefaring adventures with One Plain-ish Guy (that's you!) and a clutch of romantically-inclined ladies for him to date. You may think that having a game titled … Continue reading Galaxy Angel II: Zettai Ryōiki no Tobira