Sega Releasing Genesis Mini In September

March 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sega is jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon of releasing a mini-console packed with 40 games. The company will be bringing the Sega Genesis Mini to stores worldwide this September. The Genesis Mini is based on the original Genesis and will come with 40 games, two USB Genesis controllers, and of course power and HDMI cables. The system will retail [...]

Team Sonic Racing Delayed To May 2019

October 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

If you were looking forward to Team Sonic Racing, or were planning on getting it as a Christmas present for your kid, you’re going to be disappointed. The Sonic and friends kart racing game will no longer be releasing in December. SEGA today announced that the game has been delayed until May 21, 2019. The delay is to give the team more time [...]

Yakuza 0 Review

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yakuza 0 is a niche game designed for a Japanese audience first, it's extremely story heavy, and it does have some outdated design mechanics/elements and even graphics (it kinda feels like a remastered PS2 game). If you can get into it though, you're likely to find a very engrossing experience with a lot to offer. If you're like me though, you're probably going to have a hard time getting into it as a newcomer to the series. [...]

Alien Isolation Review

October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

When Alien: Isolation was first announced the reaction of the gaming community was muted with cautious optimism at best coming off of a needless disaster like Colonial Marines that really should have been a fantastic game but unforgivably wasn’t. As more footage and information leaked out the sense of optimism grew in spite of itself [...]

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Review

September 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

The original Castle of Illusion, released in 1990 for Sega Genesis, remains a timeless classic for a lot of gamers who grew up playing it. It was never the hardest platformer, nor the longest or the best, but it was fun and it had a certain charm to it even for those of us who aren’t fans of Mickey Mouse. Now, thanks to SEGA Studios Australia, [...]

Crazy Taxi Review

February 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

Crazy Taxi ate a lot of my quarters back in the late 90s and early 00s. I finally got around to picking up the PSN version in December, and now it's time for the review in the 40th QDR. Is the PSN version worth owning? [...]

Sonic Adventure 2 HD Review

October 8, 2012 // 5 Comments

I never owned a SEGA Dreamcast, so I get to come into this review with no nostalgia whatsoever for what Sonic Adventure 2 was originally like over a decade ago on the Dreamcast. Nor, prior to this, have I ever played a 3D Sonic game that I actually enjoyed (and I loved the first three Sonic games on the Genesis, with Sonic 2 being my favorite [...]

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Review

September 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Hell Yeah! takes players on bizarre trip through Hell as the Prince of Hell, a rabbit named Ash. The evil rabbit was minding his own business taking a bath with rubber duckies when the paparazzi show up and snap some pictures. The naked bath time photos are posted on the Hellternet where they’ve been viewed by a whopping 100 creatures. Ash is of [...]

Total War: Rome Review

March 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Hello all and welcome back to The Backlog. It’s been quite a while since I’ve written one of these, so bear with me while I attempt to shake off the rust of the past few months. As my welcome back gift to you, I present Rome: Total War. Rome: Total War is a real-time, turn-based strategy game in which you can select from a few [...]

Altered Beast Review

September 6, 2011 // 3 Comments

This is the last of the SEGA Vintage Collection coming to Playstation Network. It’s available now for Playstation Plus subscribers for free, and will be available to all PSN members to purchase in a couple of weeks. This is the same enhanced version of the game that hit Xbox LIVE Arcade on June 10, 2009. Many people have fond memories of this [...]