Holy smokes! It’s a giant collection of links to things I’ve written at 1UP. How original and not overdone at all.
Heroes of Mana review: Heroes is racking up very uneven scores, ranging anywhere from mediocre to great. Ever the moderate, my score was somewhere in between, a very solid “good.” It’s not a perfect game by any means — you will curse at your units’ horrible pathfinding AI — but it’s still an enjoyable game. Of course, I’m coming at it from the perspective of someone who doesn’t care much for the RTS genre in general. Anyone who’s into real RTS titles will be deeply disappointed by Heroes, so be warned, StarCraft fans.
Retro Roundup for 8/13: Is it crazy that Metroid is actually the weakest release this week? I mean, I loved the original Metroid. (Which is probably why I won’t shut up about it.) But let us be completely honest with ourselves: It hasn’t aged well. Like, at all. With Super Metroid due next week, yeah… kinda hard to recommend it without a few caveats.
On the other hand, it’s totally better than Metroid II.
A very important poll: I buy exactly one stupidly overpriced game every year. This is your chance to determine what will absorb my precious cash moneys when I hit Akihabara next month. So far, the completely boring Radiant Silvergun is winning, so this is your chance to help win one for justice.
For the record, one Mr. Brahe swears by the Dungeons & Dragons Collection. I think you know what to do here.