Backlog Redux 2014 #31 – Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

Chronicles of Mystara

You’ll Never Get That Musty “Old Dungeon” Smell Out

Ooh,” I thought. “This should be fun! A high fantasy side-scrolling beat ’em up in the style of Golden Axe, retro graphics and everything. Can’t wait to try it out!

Well, I’m allowed to be wrong sometimes too, you know. Continue reading

Backlog Redux 2014 #15 – DMC: Devil May Cry

DmC

Die-Hard Fans May Have Cried – I Didn’t

I can absolutely understand why many/some fans of the original Devil May Cry games were apprehensive of a reboot of this series; more importantly, I get where the dismay came from when protagonist Dante was redesigned as younger, edgier, un-blonder than before. It’s the same way I imagine I’d feel if Square Enix went ahead and made good on its threat to reimagine some games that I consider quintessential classics (Final Fantasy VI & VII , Chrono Trigger) – and I’m talking full reimaginings here, not just the overhauled DS releases. I’d probably have a fit, and you couldn’t pay me enough money to touch them with even a ten-foot pole. So, yes, I understand the initial trepidation. But let’s put that behind us for now, and focus on what I felt was a pretty damn good game! Continue reading

Backlog Redux 2014 #11 – Remember Me

Remember Me

Memorized

To think: I almost missed out on Dontnod’s Remember Me after failing to get the right impression from its trailer. That would have been a real shame, considering this has been one of the most enjoyable games I’ve played so far this year (perhaps only eclipsed by XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which I was playing concurrently, making for some damn fine nights of gaming!). Sometimes the best games are the ones sitting on your shelf for ages, collecting dust, until one day Providence deals her hand and you finally decide to play it. Continue reading