Rebuilding My Game Boy Advance

I have a vivid memory of the first time I ever played a game on Nintendo's beloved handheld, the Game Boy. I must have been about 10 years old, and I was spending the weekend at my grandmother's house. But I wasn't very close with this particular grandmother, so I was a little scared and [...]

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

When I played Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the first time a few months ago, I was looking for some grand thematic statement about good and evil. That is exactly what I found as I made my way through the castle, though not in the way I had assumed. Mostly devoid of exposition, Symphony [...]

Revisiting Assassin’s Creed

At the beginning of 2008, I purchased my first PlayStation 3. The eighth generation of home video game consoles (specifically Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360) had begun delivering experiences that were truly new. The prices of high definition televisions were beginning to drop. And I still had enough free time to devote embarrassing amounts [...]