ESWAT: City Under Siege — Duke Oda Powered Up

E-SWAT - City Under Siege Box

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I have a soft spot for everyday characters who play roles in extraordinary stories. Despite not being a super powered hero, chosen one or whatever excuse there is to overcome excruciating odds, they still contribute. Yet, not every person off the street who happens to do something important fills this role. To appreciate a character’s place, a broad enough perspective of the game’s world is required. There also needs to be a level of modesty in their actions and the influence they have.

ESWAT: City Under Siege for the Sega Genesis is quickly disqualified by featuring a character with a super-powered suit, but the game does give the player taste of his life before he gears up as an American Mega Man box art model.

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DPrime Retroview – Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Originally posted on DefaultPrime

As mentioned in our Sonic the Hedgehog review last month, the original Sonic the Hedgehog was less about speed and more about platforming. You were constantly being stopped to jump over gaps, defeat enemies, or avoid obstacles. Sonic the Hedgehog 2, for the most part, looks, controls, and sounds much like the original Sonic, but a refocusing in the level design helps set it apart from the original title and helped push the franchise in a direction that everyone is familiar with today.

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DPrime Retroview: Sonic the Hedgehog

Originally posted on DefaultPrime

With Sonic the Hedgehog 4 on the horizon, now is a better time then ever to look back at the classics which it is building off of. The general idea of early Sonic games is that their all speed trips all the way to the end. Despite laying the blue prints of the series, the original Sonic the Hedgehog actually has a much larger focus on platforming rather then speed. If you are coming back to the original title to escape the stop start action of recent entries like Sonic and the Black Knight or the werehog sections of Sonic Unleashed, you will be severely disappointed.

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