Never-Ending Backlog: Mega Man Legends

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Mega Man Legends is the series first foray into the 3D space. The title came out in a fascinating time as many developers were trying to get their bearings in a 3D world. Mega Man Legends fails in some areas, but also impresses with its ambitious design and variety of gameplay elements that go well beyond what the series’ past formula.

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Mini Never-Ending Backlog: Final Fantasy IX

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Final Fantasy IX, the last Final Fantasy for me to sink my teeth into, for now. It’s the final release in Final Fantasy series on the original PlayStation, but encompasses everything the series had been to that point.

Unfortunately, while the game is available on PlayStation Network, it has yet to be updated to HD, leaving it definitely one of the most pixely 3D Final Fantasys.

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Never-Ending Backlog: Shadow of Destiny (Shadow of Memories)

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Shadow of Destiny, released on the PlayStation 2 by Konami in 2001, is an adventure featuring a time traveling protagonist who attempts to prevent his murder. Player must walk and talk his way to victory through cutscenes and dialog choices. Also available on Xbox and PC. There’s also a retranslated PSP port.

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Never-Ending Backlog: Money Idol Exchanger (Money Puzzle Exchanger)

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Money Idol Exchanger, also known as Money Puzzle Exchanger, is a 1997 puzzle series developed by Face for the Neo Geo. The version reviewed here is the PlayStation release, which can be found on the PlayStation Store released by MonkeyPaw Games. This video is an experimental take on condensing the creation of my video reviews. It’s a bit rough, but was expected for a first try and a less than three hour production time.

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Yumi’s Odd Odyssey

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I have a weakness for cute anime things, especially if it looks like it’s from the 80s or 90s. While I had heard of the Japanese Umihara Kawase series, I’ve never been too big into importing. All of the games have passed me by until the most recent Nintendo 3DS release, which was localized under the name Yumi’s Odd Odyssey.

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The Mysterious Murasame Castle

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Nintendo has a weird interest in The Mysterious Murasame Castle. There’s only been one game in the series, which was released for the Famicom Disk System in 1986. But it’s a title that they keep referencing quite often in their modern games. Takamaru, the main character, has had cameos in a handful of titles. He’s featured in a spin off mode for Samurai Warriors 3, he’s a resident of the main island in the Japanese only Captain Rainbow and he’s set to appear as an assist trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Brothers on Wii U and 3DS. The 3DS Virtual Console release is the first time the game has left leaving Japan.

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Can Phantasy Star Online on Xbox be Played Offline?

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For some reason I have this strange fascination with Phantasy Star Online for the original Xbox despite it being nearly identical to the release on the Nintendo GameCube. However, unlike the GameCube versions, Phantasy Star Online for the Xbox costs only a few bucks. There is one issue with the Xbox version: That little orange tag on the box that says, “Xbox Live required to play.”

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