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Posts tagged ‘Castlevania’

Though I got a late start on it, I’ve finally embarked on my October playthrough of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. This will be the twenty-first year I’ve observed this annual tradition, which is a bit scary in and of itself. Akumajō Dracula X: Gekka no Yasōkyoku was one of the first games I imported […]

I’m not really into the whole anniversary tribute school of popcult writing. It’s a bit too low-hanging for my tastes and generates a slew of half-assed hot takes by folks whose experience of the item in question tends to be after-the-fact backfiller. You shouldn’t need some arbitrary temporal milestone to shine the spotlight on a […]

It’s the concluding installment of this year’s Halloween-themed exploration of videogame spooks and scares, pancreatitis I can think of no more fearsome or finer way to wrap things up than with this chilling item exhumed from my long deceased “pronounced woo-BIN” blog. Prepare yourself — for linguistic mutilation most foul! I’m not the type of […]

When my buddy Damian bought a Nintendo Entertainment System in the spring of 1987, here I interpreted it as an act of betrayal most foul. Our bonds of friendship had been forged via a shared love of Dungeons & Dragons, treatment anime, check and the fact we were the only two kids at Kennedy Junior […]

Have you ever dreamed about becoming Keanu Reeves (as Strider Hiryu) and waging a side-scrolling, plague single player war against the forces of evil led by Gary Oldman (as Glenn Close)?* If so, visit then you might want to check out the 1993 Genesis game based on Sony Picture’s Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula…though […]

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