Review: Shadowgate (PC)

Content Warning: Horror themes, descriptions of blood & gore, violence, references to pagan lore, use of magical spells Story The story of Shadowgate is the same as it always has been. You are summoned by the wizard, Lakmir, to The Living Castle, Shadowgate, to put a stop to the demented designs of the evil Warlock…

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Retro Review: Caesar III (PC)

Content Warning: Violence, pagan religious elements “Central Italy; 750 years before the birth of Christ.” Story Participate in the construction and defense of one of the greatest empires in history. You begin as a lowly new governor, tasked by Caesar with building a new settlement in order to expand the borders of Rome. Once you’ve proven your…

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Review: Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten (PC)

Content Warning: Violence, blood, mild language, mild suggestive themes, non-Christian religious elements   Story The Ash Kingdom has been fighting the Quaid Empire for years on end. During this time, a virulent plague swept across theland, sparing neither Ash, nor Quaid, nor Nomad alike. The plague turns people into violent, monstrous shells of their former…

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The Top Ten Talking Trees in Video Games

While exploring the many fantasy worlds that comprise the gaming universe, you may occasionally stumble across a tree that is unlike other trees. This tree is intelligent, and possesses the power of speech. This tree may even command powerful magic. You are flabbergasted at first, but when it addresses you, or perhaps even bids you come forward, your confusion…

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Retro Review: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES)

Content Warning: Fantasy violence, use of magic   Story Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is the story of a world in peril. In striking similarity to the original Final Fantasy, four powerful, evil creatures known as the Vile Four seal the Focus Tower and begin sapping the power of the four crystals, whose power balances the…

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