Blade Warrior

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

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Ecco the Dolphin PC

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

Galaxy Angel 2: Eigou Kaiki no Toki

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

Galaxy Angel II: Zettai Ryōiki no Tobira

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