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Panzer Dragoon Orta is final entry in the Panzer Dragoon series and one of the many exclusives released on the Xbox by SEGA. The title retains the style of the previous SEGA Saturn entries, but expands the scope of the gameplay with multiple Dragon forms.



 
 
 

Final Fantasy XI: The Lost Town of Sel Phiner

Exploring unused content that doesn't make it into a final game might be my favorite time sink on the internet. Over the years, I've spent many late nights on websites like The Cutting Room Floor and Unseen 64 digging through the disc...

 
 
 
 

The Dead Joy-Con Dream

(Image Source: Nintendo UK) Around August last year, I bought a Switch. That's far from a surprise. I've focused on Nintendo platforms my entire life and know there will be a at least a handful of titles I'll want at some point. Howev...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Top 5 Good and Bad Feelings About Games in 2017

I, alone, will likely never play enough games released in one year to do any sort of Game of the Year list. I'm spread pretty thin across a variety of generations. Nothing I have to say about 2017 is all encompassing. However, I do ha...

 
 
 
 

The Undead Syndrome is a bizarre trip that would make anyone question why they’re playing it. But giving the game a bit of your time will leave you with an unforgettable experience… for both the right and wrong reasons



 
 
 

Strange Telephone: Cold Calling New Worlds

Procedurally generated content is not my favorite solution to level design. But when dealing with concepts that extend well beyond the usual scope, it's unavoidable. No Man Sky is a good example, which essentially promises the infinit...

 
 
 
 

Yoshi has had it rough. Most will point to Yoshi’s Island as the pinnacle of the series. But even with excluding the puzzle games, there’s one other game I think every fan should spend at least some time with.



 
 
 

Feel the Grind and the Burn

Note: I'm the opposite of an exercising expert. Don't be a dumbass like me and say “This is fine and OK until I get hurt.” Probably actually ask someone who knows what they're talking about. (Image Source: PopGeek) Exercis...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Drawing a New Card for Bloodstained

This article is a reworking of my Video Gaming Bits Tumblr Post for Circle of the Moon (Image Source: Level Up Video Games)  About a year ago I wrote an impressions piece on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's E3 2016 demo. The u...

 
 
 
 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an impressive first step into open world design for the Zelda series. Yet ultimately, the game’s core flow and scale betray it.



 
 
 

Crimson Tears: Big Arsenal, Tiny Rooms

(Image Source: MobyGames) Seeing a random title with a big publisher's name on it is always sort of a surprise. I found Crimson Tears for the PlayStation 2 in a game store's bargin bin, complete with Capcom's logo on it. Released in 2...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Kabuki Warriors: A Theater of Blades

(Image Source: Moby Games) Recently I published a video about Spectrobes: Origins, developed by Genki. While I briefly mentioned the developer's history with another Monster Collecting series, Jade Cocoon, they actually have quite a d...

 
 
 
 

Super Panda Ball is an obstacle course style game featuring a panda who likes to be hit a little too much. This Japanese doujin title combines physics based movement and an obstacle course structure through seven worlds.



 
 
 
 
 

It’s easy to forget about Spectrobes as it had a fairly short run before puttering out. While sales whimpered with the final release, it did go out with a bang. Spectrobes: Origins is a surprisingly ambitious Action Adventure Game for the Wii.



 
 
 

Surprise I'm not dead.Updated my disclosure list with my current employer BeHaviour Interactive is now a client. Pokemon Company is no longer a client. Disney China is no longer a client + doesn't make games anymore. hthttps://oculin.wordpress.com

 
 
 

Suffocating Classics

If there's one thing that stands above anything else for me in a game, it's if they achieve something unique. When focusing on the most recent releases, this is largely limited to looking at what has come before it. However, sometime ...

 
 
 
 

Wotagei: Not A Video Game... But That's OK

(Image Source: Anison USA) Japanese music festivals aren't something I have much experience with or an interest in. I avoid talking about music since I honestly don't know what to say beyond, “it good yo.” However, in an a...

 
 
 


About Oculinone of us since 8:47 PM on 03.29.2012

Oculin, or Benjamin Yoder, was previously Editor-in-Chief at TheSpeedGamers and contributor at VGChartz. Now, he is simply a game blogger and weeaboo in denial.

Digging for gems in unknown or poorly received titles is what Oculin games for. He places a large emphasis on interesting ideas and entertainment value, versus polished mechanics.

Disclosure: The Pokemon Company International is a client of my current place of employment.
 
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