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  • Blog Post: Why Wait For Samus? Seven Metroid-Like Games To Play Now

    One of the biggest disappointments coming out of E3 was the lack of any Nintendo news regarding the company's popular Metroid series. Thankfully, gamers no longer have to rely on Nintendo to scratch that itch. Over the years there have been a number of great releases that have emulated Metroid's... More
  • Blog Post: Right When You Think It's Over: Gaming's Best Fake-Out Endings

    Plenty of video game stories are predictable from beginning to end, so it's satisfying when developers try to shake things up a bit. In this feature, we take a look at points in games when you think the story is over - but there may be some more twists in store. Note: Spoilers follow for Red Dead... More
  • Blog Post: What I Want In A Castlevania Spiritual Successor

    Koji Igarashi, the creator of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, departed Konami last month . While Igarashi didn’t create Simon Belmont’s first whip-cracking adventure on the NES, he revitalized the formula by adding in Metroid-style exploration and RPG mechanics. The PlayStation’s... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is one of my top ten games of all time, and I've wanted to take it down to the Replay room for some time now. That's why I got so excited when Reiner came by my desk to let me know that it was this week's episode. Alucard's 1997 adventure is a classic... More
  • Blog Post: FrankenVania: Building The Perfect Castlevania Game

    The struggle against Dracula is eternal, spanning console generations and crossing entire genres . MercurySteam is doing exciting new things with the Lords of Shadow trilogy, but the series has turned into something different than what we’ve come to love over the years. What if we took the best... More
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