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Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man X3

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Keiji Inafune Release: 1995, 1996 Console: SNES, PS1/Saturn   Developed at the tail end of the 16-bit era, Mega Man X3 was as anachronistic to the times as Mega Man 6 was at its release, even...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: One

The move to 3D game development in the 5th Generation of Consoles introduced several interesting design problems regarding translating well-liked genres, such as 2D Shooters like Contra, into 3D space. Many developers went in different...

 
 
 

Top 10 Games I Played in 2022

After the two COVID years, I thought I will finally tame my backlog. Yet, what many predicted came to pass, and the post-COVID game releases came thick and fast, obliterating my control over it. Now, I have many games released in 2022 ...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man X2

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Designer: Sho Tsuge, Yoshihisa Tsuda Release: 1993, 1994 Console: SNES   Making a sequel to the excellent Mega Man X was never going to be an easy task, and Mega Man X2's divisive reputation is a testa...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man X

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Designer: Yoshinori Takenaka, Keiji Inafune, Sho Tsuge, Masayoshi Kurokawa Release: 1993, 1994 Console: SNES   After spending the latter years of the NES crafting a distinct and almost unaltered identi...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tales of Destiny II (Eternia)

Being the third game in the series, but only the second game released in the West after Tales of Destiny, this game was mistakingly branded with the Tales of Destiny II moniker as to attract fans of the first PS1 Tales game. This decis...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 11

Producer: Kazuhiro Tsuchiya Director: Koji Oda Release: 2018 Console: Switch, PS4, Xbox One   After an eight-year hiatus, in which one of the franchise's main founders (Keiji Inafune) left the company and a long-awaited project...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 10

Producer: Keiji Inafune, Takuya Aizu, Hironobu Takeshita, Toyohiro Serita, Akiko Ito Director: Ryota Ito, Hayato Tsuru Release: 2010 Console: WiiWare, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade   With the success of Mega Man 9, Capc...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tales of Destiny

The Tales JRPG series is nowadays synonymous with comfort food; a satisfying meal that is neither complex nor memorable. Full to the brim with anime archetypes and genre cliches, it is honestly difficult to pick the different games apa...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 9

Producer: Keiji Inafune, Takuya Aizu, Hironobu Takeshita Director: Hayato Tsuru Release: 2008 Console: WiiWare, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade   After the release of Mega Man 8, the classic series underwent an extended h...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS REPORT: 50-41

Past the halfway mark in Retro Sanctuary's Top 100 PlayStation 1 Games list and we are supposedly going to get to the good stuff. This appears to mostly be the case despite Tomb Raider polluting the list (it deserves a place on reputat...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 8

Producer: Keiji Inafune Director: Hayato Kaji Release: 1996, 1997 Console: PlayStation, Sega Saturn   As the first Mega Man produced by Keiji Inafune after the legendary Tokuro Fujiwara left Capcom, it is fitting that this game...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tomb Raider II

If you notice in the game's cover art, it's titled Tomb Raider II: Starring Lara Croft. At this stage, it was clear that the character and game became iconic in the gaming landscape, and that was enforced by an extensive and extremely ...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 7

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Yoshihisa Tsuda Release: 1995 Console: SNES   Mega Man 7 occupies the awkward spot of being the first game officially confirming that the Classic Mega Man series that started on the NES is di...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Tomb Raider

There is no doubt that the first Tomb Raider is an absolutely iconic game. Not only was it a pioneering title at the start of the 3D era, but it also introduced the iconic character of Lara Croft, one of gaming's most famous leading la...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 6

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Programmers: Mitsuteru Fukushima, Nobuhito Shimizu Release: 1993, 1994   Released very late in the NES lifecycle, well after the SNES established itself and, in the US, after the release of the amazing...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Valkyrie Profile

Valkyrie Profile is just the type of game that is typical of the many hidden gems in the PS1 library. Experimental in every way, both trying to expand the genres before it and forge its own path, it ends up becoming an entirely unique ...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 5

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Ichirou Mihara Release: 1992   At this stage, the SNES was picking up steam, but the NES still kept an audience. As Capcom worked on the first SNES Mega Man game, they also were still making ...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 4

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Yoshinori Takenaka Release: 1991, 1992 Released after the launch of the SNES, it wasn't immediately apparent that Mega Man 4 lagged behind technologically to the new 16bit device, except if you c...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 3

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Masayoshi Kurokawa Release: 1990   After the success of the first two games, it was clear that Mega Man has become a stalwart Capcom franchise, and a third game was in order. In fact, a third...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man 2

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Akira Kitamura Release: 1988, 1989   There is no doubt that the first Mega Man game was a demo of the concept by Capcom, albeit a complete and very good demo, and that's because its immediate...

 
 
 

Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man

Producer: Takashi Nishiyama Director: Akira Kitamura Release: 1987 With four years of experience with the Nintendo Entertainment System, Capcom went on to create one of the most iconic franchises in gaming. As the starting point of...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Dino Crisis 2

Moving away from aping the Survival Horror formula of Resident Evil like the first game did, Dino Crisis instead crafts its own identity as an Action-heavy take on the genre, giving justice to the concept of fighting dinosaurs for surv...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Dino Crisis

What would Resident Evil play like if all the enemies in the game were mobile and aggressive dinosaurs? Not very differently, as the first Dino Crisis game demonstrates. If you were not aware that the game was actually made by Capcom, ...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS REPORT: A50-A41

The PlayStation 1 had such a massive library of games that it is impossible to do it justice with a simple top 100 games list. As such, I decided to supplement my usual review of a top 100 games list (this time, I used the top 100 PS1 ...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Shadow Madness

Made by a number of ex-Squaresoft US employees, including the influential Ted Woolsey (whose localizations of Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger were the best possible localizations given the constraints, fight me!), Shadow Madness wa...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: MediEvil II

Of the many mascot characters that Sony attempted to craft for their PlayStation brand, none wore that particular role with less grace than Sir Daniel Fortesque of the MediEvil series. That's not to say that his games were bad, but tha...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEWS: Skullmonkeys

The onset of 3D graphics in the 5th generation led industry leaders in animation, such as DreamWorks, to gravitate towards making videogames. Some of those games, like Skullmonkeys, were visual and graphical masterpieces that still hol...

 
 
 

PS1 REVIEW REPORT: 60-51

It looks like the quality of games in Retro Sanctuary's Top 100 PS1 games list is starting to be more consistent right at the halfway mark (games 60 to 51). Sure, there is still the questionable inclusion of games that are better on th...

 
 
 

About Lord Spencerone of us since 5:57 PM on 01.12.2014

Hello all, I am Lord Spencer, your friendly neighborhood royalty. Yes, the ancient bloodlines are letting absolutely anyone in these days.

Being the lurker that I am, I have been following Destructoid for more than four years. Well, its 3 AM where I live now, and I just plunged in getting HUGE in the way.

Here is hoping for a fun time.

Oh yes, here is a little more info about me that is probably not as interesting as I think it is:

-I owned and played about 1000+ games.
-I owned and read about 2000+ books (I counted comic books I read as a kid so this is not as impressive as it sounds).
-I absolutely love Legos.

Out of all the games I played, I only regret playing a few. I am a big fan of gaming, and thus I really like most of what I play.

Thanks to the excellent work of community member Dango, now I have a cool infographic of my top 20 games. This list is not my final one, but what I thought off at the moment. If you notice, they are presented in chronological order:





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