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Where the Hell is Phantasy Star?

To compete against Nintendo in the console wars, Sega made a conscious decision of making in-house games with many varied genres. That became even more important as Nintendo dominated in 3rd party support. The huge success of the firs...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Soviet Strike

The Strike series is a product of its time. An entire game based on a single premise, that of a lone helicopter pilot raining hell on his enemies. Other than predicting the infatuation of Western developers with military settings, the ...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS REPORT: 90 - 81

In their top 100 Saturn games, Retro Sanctuary didn't have much quality in the 80s. There were a couple of sport games competing against other console's titles, and there was an ambitious port of an early PC FPS. That was generally the...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Shining Wisdom

Sega's Shining series has always been one of many genres and possibilities. It started as a dungeon crawler RPG, and it thrived as one of the best SRPG franchises in the 16bit generation. As such, it was only natural that it takes a st...

 
 
 

Wii REVIEWS: No More Heroes

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 anywehere else. Though only ...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: The List (Update)

With the Saturn, Sega have completely dropped of the console space in a lot fo the world. Sony were dominating with the Playstation, and Nintendo's late entry into the market with the N64 completely buried them. In many ways, the decis...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS REPORT: 100 - 91

In their top 100 Saturn games, Retro Sanctuary didn't have many ringers in the last 10 in the list. From numver 100 to the 91st game, there were some unique games, and even the start of a moderately successful mascot's career. Most of ...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Blazing Heroes/Mystaria

If anyone suggested that Sega's newest console would almost launch with a Sega developed and published Tactical RPG, everyone would have thought a new Shining Force game was on the way.Instead, Sega, ever the intelligent decision-maker...

 
 
 

My Blogs: A Full Recap

Hello all, I have been blogging here in Dtoid since the start of 2014. In the beginning, I really did not think I would continue blogging for such a long time. At first, I only started with the goal of finishing up my SNES reviews seri...

 
 
 

BoB: Battle with the Blue Dragon

This was going to be the biggest battle in the game. The blue dragon was spoken off only in terrified whispers, the quest description clearly indicating that it would be my biggest foe yet. As the king of the land, I knew I must face t...

 
 
 

Wii REVIEWS: Little King's Story:

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 anywehere else. Though only ...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Pandemonium!

Pandemonium is yet another Crystal Dynamics platformer, but it is one of their lease known titles. Originally released on the PS1 in 1996, the game was overshadowed by Naughty Dog's Crash Bandicoot. It then went on to be ported nearly ...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Gex

With the impending start of the fifth generation of videogame consoles, The 3DO Company wanted to revolutionize the console market with their new 3DO console. Of course, the 3DO Company realized they needed a mascot character to compet...

 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Bug!

Sega obviously rushed the release of the Saturn. Hearing about Sony's upcoming console, they wanted to be first in the scene to try and imitate their early console advantage of the 16bit era. Maybe that is why they didn't have their bi...

 
 
 

The 5th Generation of Consoles

Now that I finished reviewing the SNES and Genesis, meaning the fourth generation of video games, culminating in a showoff between the two consoles, I am moving on to the next generation. Since I am a big proponent of definition by con...

 
 
 

Honest Request for Writing Feedback

Hello fellow Dtoiders. Just recently, I have finished a project in the blogs that I started since joining the site way back in the beginning of 2014, and that is to comprehensively review the 16bit generation. I finally finished review...

 
 
 

Console Wars: Genesis VS. Nintendo

The 16bit console war may be the original fanboy war in videogame culture. At least, it is the first one which resonated with many people, and that is reflected in its legacy today. Despite the Genesis and SNES being replaced by their ...

 
 
 

Reviewing the Sega Genesis

Back in the early 1990’s, I think my first console was actually the Sega Genesis. My uncle had an SNES, and my cousins had an SNES, but I had a Genesis for some reason. I only had two or three games on the console, one of them Sonic p...

 
 
 

Top 10 GENESIS Games:

Now that I completed my Genesis Reviews series (playing around 33 Genesis games), it’s time to make a top 10 list of all the Genesis games. In my opinion, any console with 10 must play games is worth owning. That number of great ...

 
 
 

GENESIS Reviews: Sonic the Hedgehog 3

For those reading one of my Genesis review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: I already reviewed a bunch of SNES games, so its natural that I am going to review the games of its prime competition. Does the SEGA Genesi...

 
 
 
 

Top Ten Games I Played in 2017

Now that the year is out, and many are calling it one of the defining years of gaming, with multiple excellent games being released next to each other, I am now realizing how out of step my list is. Simply put, I have not played any of...

 
 
 

GENESIS Reviews: Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel

For those reading one of my Genesis review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: I already reviewed a bunch of SNES games, so its natural that I am going to review the games of its prime competition. Does the SEGA Genesi...

 
 
 

GENESIS Reviews: Gunstar Heroes

For those reading one of my Genesis review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: I already reviewed a bunch of SNES games, so its natural that I am going to review the games of its prime competition. Does the SEGA Genesi...

 
 
 

Wii REVIEWS: Xenoblade Chronicles:

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 anywehere else. Though only ...

 
 
 

GENESIS Reviews: Landstalker

For those reading one of my Genesis review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: I already reviewed a bunch of SNES games, so its natural that I am going to review the games of its prime competition. Does the SEGA Genesi...

 
 
 

Where the Hell is Shining Force?

Long time gamers probably associate the Shining force name with quality SRPGs. In fact, in the days of the one-sided competition between the Genesis and the SNES, the two Shining Force games were the only games on Sega's console not to...

 
 
 

Wii REVIEWS: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

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 anywehere else. Though only ...

 
 
 

GENESIS Reviews: Shining Force II

For those reading one of my Genesis review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept: I already reviewed a bunch of SNES games, so its natural that I am going to review the games of its prime competition. Does the SEGA Genesi...

 
 
 

Wii REVIEWS: A Boy and his Blob

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 anywehere else. Though only ...

 
 

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.

Seeing as my top 10 games of all time would change depending on the day you ask me, I am just going to put in Random games I don't think are in anyone's top 10 list:

-Blood Will Tell
-Mega Man Legends 2
-Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
-Donkey Kong Country 2
-Suikoden 2




Oh, and here is a link to my blogs:
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