Civilization Revolution

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Civilization Revolution is one of those games from a series that is mostly absent from consoles. In fact to my knowledge  there is this one and a PlayStation one version of civilization 2 on console. Now in case you live under a rock, civilization is a turn based simulation of what I would describe as the timeline of humanity. You pick a world leader and build a city or eventually multiple cities. You build libraries, barracks and other general city things as well as various types of troops. As time progresses and you discover new technologies you can build more advanced buildings are troops.

The game has more than one way to win, for example building a space ship and getting to the next solar system or capturing all the other civilizations capital cities.  There are also more world leaders than I care to mention. America has good ole Abe Lincoln and the Mongolians have Genghis Khan for example. Mostly its just famous people from their respective countries.

With all that being said this series  may be the king of just playing for a little longer turning into hours of game play,as always thanks for reading and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Mega man Collection 2

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After playing the first Mega Man Collection I am admittedly excited for this for many reasons. First, the other collection was done amazingly well. Second, and it pains me to say this, I have not played any of the games in this collection which will include 7-10 as well as stage remixes , online leader boards and a music player not to mention all the add on content for Mega mans 9 and 10. August will be a good month for Mega Man fans.  Good luck, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Shining Force

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Shining Force was originally a Sega Genesis game that was later released as part of other collections and even as a gameboy advance game, tho oddly I have met very few people that have played it. The game itself is heavily based on story and the battle system is a tactics style game that changes view for the combat scene like shown below.

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The story involves a young man chosen to lead the Shining Force when strange creatures from a foreign land investigate a nearby ruin his kingdom is sworn to protect. With plenty of characters to choose from and command and plenty of battles to enjoy any fan of the genre should check it out. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Mario RPG

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Mario RPG is viewed by many, including myself, as possibly the best Mario game ever made. The battle system is simple,yet elegant with timed button presses or other button moves to do extra damage or healing. The game also has an amazing story that involves many things including Bowser being kicked out of his castle, Mario collecting pieces of stars and even fighting what are basically power rangers. The first time I played this game I wasn’t expecting all that much. Just a short average at best RPG, and I’ve never been so happy in my life to be wrong. Visually this game was one of the best the SNES had to offer, the sound and story were amazing and the world itself was a mix between charming and deadly with a mix of comedy with a few easter eggs to the Final Fantasy series to finish it off. This is a must play game for RPG and Mario fans alike. Until next time, may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Act raiser review

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Act Raiser is an old Super Nintendo game where you play as a god that has lost his powers thanks to the people no longer believing in you. So you take control is a side scrolling action segments in order to rid the land of a powerful enemy so the land becomes inhabitable again.

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After the side scrolling event you will start on a sort of Sim City type game play where you guide your village  to grow and discover new technology such as wheat or bridge building which you can then give to your other towns. This simple formula actually makes for a great and fun game as your villages grow, find you new spells and items and even help other towns grow. This is definitely one of those games you would be doing yourself a huge favor to try out. Thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Shining Force 2

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Another classic sega RPG, shining force 2 is a grid based strategy RPG, with dozens of characters to build your team from. The battles play out on the world map shown here.

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the battles take place in between the story about a thief that steals magical jewels that sealed a great evil from the world by the name of Zeon. as you fight the battle switch from the world map to a close up view to see your attack, below you can see the main character attack the before mentioned Zeon.

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The graphics for this games time was pretty solid and so was the sound. This great game can also be found on Sonics ultimate genesis collection on the PS3 and XB360 and is worth checking out if you have the means. The story is well paced and compelling with characters you will easily get attached to. With a few solid twist and turns and more than one difficulty level you will get your moneys work on this one. Best of luck, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Phantasy Star 4

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Phantasy Star 4 is one of those nostalgia games i’d love to see get another release, but largely be untouched like in previous collections it was in for the PS3 and XB360. The game mostly takes place on the planet of Motavia in the Algol star system, but you did travel to multiple satellites and planets. The turn based battle system offered  lot of strategy with spells and skill that could combine to create entirely new abilities. The story itself was pretty standard for its time, group of people that meet under various circumstances must save the solar system with the main character, Chaz being revealed to be the chosen one. The art style was great with cut scenes playing out in a comic story board manner.

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I have played through this game more than a few times over the years, and I have to say it holds up extremely well. The controls still feel nice, the story still fun and the combat still engaging. Any RPG fan should absolutely try it out. As usual, may the gaming gods bring you glory.