Sunday, August 16, 2009

A new site covering the classic PC Engine/Turbo Grafx has just launched!!

Run by 3 MANLY men...who IMO are some of teh BEST gaming minds in the PCE/TG community. Reviews are colorful (and unlike SO many sites) have LOT'S of screenshot's...and more than just 1-2 shot's from 5 second's into level 1 lol. More reviews are added regularly, with the daunting goal of EVERY TG/PCE game released eventually being added.

Bookmark this site for all your TG/PCE gaming info :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Thru the years, one series has stood out for many people on the TG/PCE. Bring up the Ys series to fans of the system, and more often than not, you'll get a positive response.

Fast forward to 1989-91 Falcom got the GREAT idea to turn these classic games into an anime. Based off Ys 1&2 (with a few liberties/changes made throughout). The original OVA (Book 1) is seven episodes, and the second OVA (Book 2) is a meager 4 episodes.

A rumored 3rd book (4 episode OVA) was set to come out in japan a few years ago, but never materialized. An anime trailer for Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys was made to shop a possible series to animation companies, but it to never materialized.

The two OVA's that did come out however are a lot of fun to watch (even more so to fans of the games of course). Book 1 has a much older feel to it (animation wise), but is still a solid watch. Book 2 (coming out in 1992), looks much newer, with a different look for most returning characters. There are inconsistencies with names/pronunciations thru the series (probably due to lazy translations/quality voice actors/scripting).

Book 1

Book 2

SWEET dvd menu

When it's all said and done, the dvd's are very worth it for fans of the series.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My gaming goodness that have been way to long coming

First up...

I have been into the PCE/TG scene for over a year. In that time, I have patiently waited for one of the most popular games for the system. so far 4 levels in I am digging it immensely. I will say that so far it has been easier than I imagined it to be. Plan on beating this very soon.

Second up...

Very limited time with this one so far (first 2 levels), but so far am VERY into it. IMHO the game blows Spriggan Mk 2 out of the water ( kinda sad as Part 1 is a CD, and Mk 2 is a SCD). Also Spriggan is a vertical shootie vs Mk 2 is a horizontal. After Drac X is beat Spriggan will get teh attention it soooooo deserves.