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Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Review

Why does this game exist, I asked myself as I booted Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn up, and I continue to ask it now that I’ve experienced it. The original Shaq Fu was a fighting game released in the mid-1990s that many consider one of the "worst games of all time", and it getting any kind of sequel or follow up baffles me.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Review

Raging Justice Review

There are two kinds of B-grade games. The first have tight budgets and schedules but the developers push their big ideas nevertheless. The result can be a mixed bag but despite the modest production values – or just because of them – these games can be fun. Then there are those titles that are deliberately trash. What they lack, though, is the honesty of real B-grade games, and the results are most often contrived. Guess in which category retro-conscious Raging Justice fits in?

Raging Justice Review

Slice, Dice and Rice Review

Fighting games have remained pretty much unchanged ever since they broke through in the early 90’s with the success of titles like Street Fighter II. Two combatants chip each other’s health bars away blow by blow and kick by kick, until one of them falls. Some games have tried to shake the things up, but so far, the basic formula has been an undisputed champion. Weapon-based Slice, Dice and Rice is the latest beat ’em up getting rid of health bars and complex move lists. Much like Bushido Blade games on the original PlayStation, the fight can be over after only one masterful strike.

Slice, Dice and Rice Review