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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. ...

 
 
 
 

Saturn REVIEWS: Rayman

Back in a time where every developer and their mother were chasing the latest trend in 3D graphics and blocky polygons, one small developer in France decided to go the other way. Instead of the latest in technology, they decided to go ...

 
 
 

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 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 ...

 
 

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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