Lost gaming gem: Panzer Dragoon

Forgotten dragon-borne RPG.  The Sega Saturn was home to many amazing and unique wonders, and one franchise that stood out was the Panzer Dragoon games. The third game in the series is the odd one out compared to its siblings, with the first, second and forth game all being rail shooters, but Saga took a…

Lost gaming gem: Sonic CD

Sonic CD – a game about time travel, lost in time. The plot is pretty simple: a girl has been kidnapped; save her. It’s a traditional Sonic game, with running and jumping aplenty as you’d expect, but time travel is a new key mechanic that is cleverly interspersed throughout all levels. Posts are labelled ‘past’…

Lost gaming gem: Mount & Blade Warband

Often developers release a game amidst a barrage of triple-A titles and as a result are overshadowed. The focus of most gaming media is on console gaming, meaning lots of PC games can go untouched by the media, despite having an avid community on steam. This was the case in 2010 when Paradox Interactive, known for…

Lost gaming gem: Resonance of Fate

Gaming has many hidden gems and Resonance of Fate is one of them. Resonance of Fate is a JRPG that is criminally underrated and was overshadowed by JRPG giant Final Fantasy. When the game came out, Final Fantasy XIII had already been out a couple of weeks and Resonance of Fate fell off the radar.…

Lost gaming gem: The warriors

Talking of lost gaming gems, you must pay a visit to Rockstar’s iteration of Coney Island, courtesy of the 1979 cult classic; The Warriors. This title was released back in October 2005 on the masterful PlayStation 2. Excellently crafted brawls along with tense chase segments are just some of the components to this masterpiece.  With…

Lost gaming gem: Beyond Good & Evil

Ubisoft’s forgotten arse-kicking female protagonist  A good adventure game has to have certain elements: exploration rewards, believable and captivating characters, awesome combat mechanics and beautiful environments. Beyond Good & Evil definitely has all of these in surplus. Released in 2003 by Ubisoft, it portrays the story of freelance-photographer Jade (who’s also a kick-ass martial artist)…