Whatever you think of Warp's eclectic output... ...doesn't actually matter, because there's little doubt the main force behind the company - Kenji Eno - was a man driven by the desire to make whatever the heck he wanted and simply did not care what anyone thought of him for pursuing his goals, even if this … Continue reading Man is the warmest place to hide
(Dolphins and Hitchhiker's - it's all I know) A lot of very successful 16-bit games didn't even dare try to make the leap from older cart-based hardware to fancy turn of the millennium 3D consoles, and those that braved the most extreme forced makeover in all of gaming did so to varying degrees of success. … Continue reading Thanks for all the fish!
Even in this exciting modern world of emulators turning what were once cutting edge arcade behemoths into bite-sized bus stop distractions and lovingly packaged re-releases keeping old classics on shop shelves there are still plenty of reasons to make the extra effort and seek out an original experience: To wrap your hands around the Saturn's … Continue reading Dreamcast’s Nightmare
First released as a Dreamcast exclusive back in 2000, Code: Veronica has the dubious honour of not only being the other awkward in-between Resident Evil but the first next-gen release in the series, obliging the title to take survival horror into the 21st century even when the real fourth Resident Evil was struggling behind the … Continue reading Where is Biohazard going?
I have played a lot of Resident Evil since the series' debut in 1996: Some I adore, some I quite like, and there's one I can't even bear playing long enough to finish it the once (and no, it's not 6). This third entry has always sat somewhere in the middle for me, never doing anything so … Continue reading “You want STARS? I’ll give you STARS!”
Broadly speaking Sakura Taisen is to Sega what Final Fantasy is to Square-Enix and Pokémon is to Nintendo - a very special all-eyes-on-this event generating sort of series where the slightest whiff of a new release announcement guarantees immediate media attention and huge fan excitement that you can be sure will translate into an awful lot of sales on … Continue reading Sakura Taisen: Continuation of the dream