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Saturn REVIEWS REPORT: 30-21

At the top 30 games mark, the Retro Sanctuary Top Saturn games list must be expected to deliver some stellar games. Based on the three games I gave in-depth reviews off, I can say that all of these games may be historically important i...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Burning Rangers

Burning Rangers is the kind of game that is difficult to dislike, even if it gives you every reason to do so. With date 3D polygonal graphics, stiff 3D controls that demand an analog stick, and some cheesy writing; here is a game that ...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Astal

As one of the earlier games on the Saturn, Astal wasn't probably designed with that console in mind; the fact that it escaped the trappings of early 3D "advancements" being a proof of that. Yet, with its weird aesthetic, not even its b...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Shining the Holy Ark

Other than the fact that it is part of the illustrious Shining series, and one of the few RPGs on the Saturn, I don't think that there is anything much remarkable about Shining the Holy Ark (other than such a grammatical mess of a name...

 
 
 

DS REVIEWS: Pokemon Conquest

For those reading one of my DS review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: The DS is one of the greatest consoles ever, and it had a massive games library. Despite playing a lot of DS games a huge number of great under-...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Guardian Heroes

After playing and enjoying Guardian Heroes for a bit, a couple of people noted that the game was actually remastered for the Xbox 360 Live Arcade. That would technically disqualify this game from being reviewed as part of the Saturn Re...

 
 
 

Reviewing the Nintendo Wii

Realizing that they cannot rely on going toe to toe with Microsoft and Sony in the graphical arms race, Nintendo tried to side step the competition with their release of the Wii. In what their late president, Mr. Satoru Iwata, referred...

 
 
 

The Top 10 Wii Games:

Last month in June, I finished the final game in my Wii library. In total, I have owned about 50 Wii games and have played around 70 games. Before I started my Wii REVIEWS series, that number was short 26 games which I all played and r...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS REPORT: 40-31

In reviewing the Top 40-31 of the Retro Sanctuary list, I began by reviewing the first three games in the list, but the rest were either genres out of my review list or Japan only games. Many of these are Shumps, which the Saturn is kn...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: The Legend of Oasis

The Legend of Oasis or The Story of Thor 2 as it is known in Europe, is a prequel to a little known but much respected Genesis Action Adventure game, Beyond Oasis, which was especially lauded for its clear and crisp sprite work and ani...

 
 
 

Wii REVIWS: Shiren the Wanderer

For those reading one of my Wii review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: The Wii is often mocked for its game library, yet, it actually has a solid list of exclusives that are unavailable anywhere else. Though only N...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Deep Fear

With the major critical and commercial success of the first Resident Evil game, it was only a matter of time before other imitators started crowding the market. Among that crowd, Sega's Deep Fear was meant not only as a rival of Reside...

 
 
 

Wii REVIEWS: Battalion Wars 2

For those reading one of my Wii review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: The Wii is often mocked for its game library, yet, it actually has a solid list of exclusives that are unavailable anywhere else. Though only N...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Dark Savior

Early fans of Sega would recognize Climax Entertainment as the team responsible for many of the best games of the Genesis. They helped Camelot Software with the first two Shining games, and they made the critically and commercially suc...

 
 
 

Where the Hell is Grandia?

With the success of several videogame companies during the 16bit era, especially within the JRPG genre, there became an explosion of game development in the 5th generation of consoles. That was especially the case in developing for the...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: The List (Update)

This is an update to the Saturn REVIEWS List. Please feel free to recommend games to play that are not included in the list, or suggest the reviewing of games that I decided not to review for one reason or another. With the Saturn, Seg...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS REPORT: 50 - 41

Unfortunately for my review, the top 50-41 games on Retro Sanctuary are mostly multiplayer focused games. With a regular fighting game, a tank fighting game (that's more like Worms than anything else), and two puzzlers. Other than that...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Shinobi Legions

One of the strangest thing about Shinobi Legions is that despite being the latest game in a core Sega franchise at the time, it was published in the West by a different company. Evidenced by that, and the fact that no other Shinobi gam...

 
 
 
 

Wii REVIEWS: Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

For those reading one of my Wii review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: The Wii is often mocked for its game library, yet, it actually has a solid list of exclusives that are unavailable anywhere else. Though only N...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS REPORT: 60 - 51

Typical to the Saturn, the top 60-51 games on Retro Sanctuary are almost all Japanese exclusives that were never ported west, while some are inferior ports of PC or Arcade games. Besides a few of these games, the 2D games, that showcas...

 
 
 

Where the Hell is Tenchu?

With the 5th generation of consoles introducing a 3rd dimension to video game development, there was now a room for a newer Ninja game to take advantage of that step forward. Both Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi, the premier ninja action gam...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Magic Knight Rayearth

Although one of the first games unveiled for the Saturn, Magic Knight Rayearth was actually the last official game released in North America. That was due to the extensive localization needed for a game that pushed the narrative bounda...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS REPORT: 70 - 61

In the 70 to 61 places in Retro Sanctuary's 100 Saturn Games, the site once again selected 10 games from various genres, few of which were actually Saturn exclusives. That doesn't matter really, as the games are starting to get margina...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Herc's Adventure

In the 16bit era, LucasArts studios were known for their colorful and cartoonish graphics. Their games often looked to imitate the sort of cartoons you could find on Cartoon Network or other such channels.With the increased capability ...

 
 
 

Top 10 Games I Played in 2018

Just like 2017 before it, 2018 was not short in the number of quality games. With longtime franchises taking a surprisingly strong new turn like the new God of War, and known powerhouses delivering as much as most thought they would wi...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Mega Man 8

Like Mega Man 7 before it, Mega Man 8 finds itself in a weird place as a follow up to the classic series in the same time the Mega Man X sub-series is going strong, with the release of the excellent Mega Man X4 in the same year.As such...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS REPORT: 80 - 71

In their top 100 Saturn games, Retro Sanctuary, like the previous 20 games, is not exactly brimming with quality. Apart from the excellent Rayman, the 10 games from number 80 to number 71 are mostly sports games that are both graphical...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Enemy Zero

The development story of Enemy Zero is an interesting footnote at the beginning of the 5th generation console wars. Initially conceived as PlayStation exclusive, WARP was discontent about Sony's handling of the game and its marketing. ...

 
 
 

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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