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PS1 REVIEWS: Tales of Destiny

The Tales JRPG series is nowadays synonymous with comfort food; a satisfying meal that is neither complex nor memorable. Full to the brim with anime archetypes and genre cliches, it is honestly difficult to pick the different games apa...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 9

Producer: Keiji Inafune, Takuya Aizu, Hironobu Takeshita Director: Hayato Tsuru Release: 2008 Console: WiiWare, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade   After the release of Mega Man 8, the classic series underwent an extended h...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS REPORT: 50-41

Past the halfway mark in Retro Sanctuary's Top 100 PlayStation 1 Games list and we are supposedly going to get to the good stuff. This appears to mostly be the case despite Tomb Raider polluting the list (it deserves a place on reputat...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 8

Producer: Keiji Inafune Director: Hayato Kaji Release: 1996, 1997 Console: PlayStation, Sega Saturn   As the first Mega Man produced by Keiji Inafune after the legendary Tokuro Fujiwara left Capcom, it is fitting that this game...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tomb Raider II

If you notice in the game's cover art, it's titled Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft. At this stage, it was clear that the character and game became iconic in the gaming landscape, and that was enforced by an extensive and extremely ...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 7

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Yoshihisa Tsuda Release: 1995 Console: SNES   Mega Man 7 occupies the awkward spot of being the first game officially confirming that the Classic Mega Man series that started on the NES is di...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tomb Raider

There is no doubt that the first Tomb Raider is an absolutely iconic game. Not only was it a pioneering title at the start of the 3D era, but it also introduced the iconic character of Lara Croft, one of gaming's most famous leading la...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 6

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Programmers: Mitsuteru Fukushima, Nobuhito Shimizu Release: 1993, 1994   Released very late in the NES lifecycle, well after the SNES established itself and, in the US, after the release of the amazing...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Valkyrie Profile

Valkyrie Profile is just the type of game that is typical of the many hidden gems in the PS1 library. Experimental in every way, both trying to expand the genres before it and forge its own path, it ends up becoming an entirely unique ...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 5

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Ichirou Mihara Release: 1992   At this stage, the SNES was picking up steam, but the NES still kept an audience. As Capcom worked on the first SNES Mega Man game, they also were still making ...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 4

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Yoshinori Takenaka Release: 1991, 1992 Released after the launch of the SNES, it wasn't immediately apparent that Mega Man 4 lagged behind technologically to the new 16bit device, except if you c...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 3

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Masayoshi Kurokawa Release: 1990   After the success of the first two games, it was clear that Mega Man has become a stalwart Capcom franchise, and a third game was in order. In fact, a third...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 2

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Akira Kitamura Release: 1988, 1989   There is no doubt that the first Mega Man game was a demo of the concept by Capcom, albeit a complete and very good demo, and that's because its immediate...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man

Producer: Takashi Nishiyama Director: Akira Kitamura Release: 1987 With four years of experience with the Nintendo Entertainment System, Capcom went on to create one of the most iconic franchises in gaming. As the starting point of...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Dino Crisis 2

Moving away from aping the Survival Horror formula of Resident Evil like the first game did, Dino Crisis instead crafts its own identity as an Action-heavy take on the genre, giving justice to the concept of fighting dinosaurs for surv...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Dino Crisis

What would Resident Evil play like if all the enemies in the game were mobile and aggressive dinosaurs? Not very differently, as the first Dino Crisis game demonstrates. If you were not aware that the game was actually made by Capcom, ...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS REPORT: A50-A41

The PlayStation 1 had such a massive library of games that it is impossible to do it justice with a simple top 100 games list. As such, I decided to supplement my usual review of a top 100 games list (this time, I used the top 100 PS1 ...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Shadow Madness

Made by a number of ex-Squaresoft US employees, including the influential Ted Woolsey (whose localizations of Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger were the best possible localizations given the constraints, fight me!), Shadow Madness wa...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: MediEvil II

Of the many mascot characters that Sony attempted to craft for their PlayStation brand, none wore that particular role with less grace than Sir Daniel Fortesque of the MediEvil series. That's not to say that his games were bad, but tha...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Skullmonkeys

The onset of 3D graphics in the 5th generation led industry leaders in animation, such as DreamWorks, to gravitate towards making videogames. Some of those games, like Skullmonkeys, were visual and graphical masterpieces that still hol...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEW REPORT: 60-51

It looks like the quality of games in Retro Sanctuary's Top 100 PS1 games list is starting to be more consistent right at the halfway mark (games 60 to 51). Sure, there is still the questionable inclusion of games that are better on th...

 
 
 
 

Top 10 Games I Played in 2021

If 2020 was a wet fart of a year, then 2021 was the lingering smell left behind that refuses to dissipate. The novelty of staying at home for most of the time due to COVID-19 has already worn thin, and it affected my enjoyment of thing...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

The advent of the PS1 and 3D gaming lead to new ambitious and creative developers entering the field, and as they crowded each other in an established market, it was clear that successful games from non-established franchises needed so...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return

The first Tomba! was a genre-bending game that had a lot of great ideas in combining Action Platforming mechanics with Adventure game concepts to make an entirely unique game. It succeeded at that, but it also had its share of flaws, i...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tomba!

Designed and directed by a previous Capcom visionary, Tomba! was meant to be a unique game that defies description. While ostensibly being an Action-Platformer, it also included several RPG and Adventure game elements that it is closer...

 
 
 

PlayStation 1 REVIEWS: The List

It came, it saw, and it sure as hell bloody conquered. With its entry into the console race, the electronic giant, Sony, was a pro athlete competing against high school kids. Not only did Sony convincingly "win" the 5th generation cons...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEW REPORT: A60-A51

The PlayStation 1 had such a massive library of games that it is impossible to do it justice with a simple top 100 games list. As such, I decided to supplement my usual review of a top 100 games list (this time, I used the top 100 PS1 ...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

The original Mega Man Legends game introduced fans to a charming world that strongly evoked Saturday Morning cartoons and anime, and that unique charm earned it a deserved fandom despite its gameplay shortcomings. One of the biggest ch...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Mega Man Legends 2

The first Mega Man Legends game had a unique charm that made it a cult favorite despite what I consider to be some significant flaws and limitations. It looks like it was just a dress rehearsal for Capcom though, as the second Legends ...

 
 

About Lord Spencerone of us since 5:57 PM on 01.12.2014

Hello all, I am Lord Spencer, your friendly neighborhood royalty. Yes, the ancient bloodlines are letting absolutely anyone in these days.

Being the lurker that I am, I have been following Destructoid for more than four years. Well, its 3 AM where I live now, and I just plunged in getting HUGE in the way.

Here is hoping for a fun time.

Oh yes, here is a little more info about me that is probably not as interesting as I think it is:

-I owned and played about 1000+ games.
-I owned and read about 2000+ books (I counted comic books I read as a kid so this is not as impressive as it sounds).
-I absolutely love Legos.

Out of all the games I played, I only regret playing a few. I am a big fan of gaming, and thus I really like most of what I play.

Thanks to the excellent work of community member Dango, now I have a cool infographic of my top 20 games. This list is not my final one, but what I thought off at the moment. If you notice, they are presented in chronological order:





Oh, and here is a link to my blogs:
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