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Head to Head: Castlevania versus Castlevania

In a number of ways, MercurySteam’s interpretation of Castlevania still retains a “boyish” depiction of monsters, albeit in a setting that isn’t nearly as campy and cartoony as the 1997 PlayStation classic.

Head to Head: Castlevania versus Castlevania

The Backlog: Yakuza 4

I am endlessly fascinated by the Yakuza series even though I’ve never played the first two and only have few hours of Yakuza 3 under my belt. What attracts me to the franchise is how it takes the open world formula of Grand Theft Auto and wraps in a delicious layer of Japanese culture. Yakuza 4 brings players back to Kamurocho, a fictional recreation of Japan’s red light district in Shinjuku, and grants the player free reign to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of what the bustling city has to offer.

The Backlog: Yakuza 4