Wario Ware Touched

Back when the original Wario Ware was announced, I remember being very skeptical of the concept. A game that’s based on mini-mini-games that last about 5 seconds didn’t really seem pleasing, but after my first time playing Wario Ware, my skepticism was completely gone. What works about Wario Ware is

Castlevania: Portrait Of Ruin

It’s no secret that I love the Castlevania series as a whole. Ever since my friend had the original on his NES, I fell in love with the games. It’s quite an anomaly as I wasn’t even a big fan of vampires or anything of the sort. There was just

Super Mario 64

Platformers are decent launch titles that are frequently only as good as their main characters. For some messed up reason, people go gaga over this fat Italian plumber guy. Furthermore, his compatriots are even dumber characters with no real goal or purpose. Reguardless of this fact, the cast of Nintendo's

SNK VS Capcom: Card Fighters DS

The warning signs were all there, but I ignored them all. I’ll be completely honest, even when I saw the screenshots, I had a sinking feeling, so I didn’t expect this game to be as great of a classic as the original, but I thought it would have some semblance

Hotel Dusk: Room 215

While Trace Memory was certainly a good game, it didn’t exactly prove Cing’s worth in the point and click adventure genre with most people. Fast forward to January 22, 2007 - the release of Hotel Dusk: Room 215. Hotel Dusk is Cing’s latest and - by far - their greatest

Guilty Gear Dust Strikers

Okay, itís confession time. As much as I claim to be a fighting game aficionado, Iím also a Guilty Gear virgin. Aside from being totally confused with the arcade version of Isuka and renting a badly-damaged, mostly unplayable X2 #Reload, my experiences with Guilty Gear have been limited to watching

Elite Beat Agents

There are three sides on the issue of Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan and Elite Beat Agents. The first side loves Ouendan but hates Elite Beat Agents; the second side loves Elite Beat Agents but doesn’t know/care about Ouendan; and the third side just throws the Japanophilia to the curb and enjoys

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is the sequel to a personal favorite of mine, Slime MoriMori: Dragon Quest Shougeki no Shippou Dan for the Game Boy Advance. Previously set to be released on the GBA, Square Enix decided that DQ Heroes should be moved to the Nintendo DS because it