Metal Gear 2 Retrospective: The World Spins Without Snake

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Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake’s defining attribute is texture. Metal Gear shaped an initial world, and Metal Gear 2 embellishes on that world by adding frictions that complicate the player’s previous relationship with the series. The results are often inconsistent; Metal Gear 2 is a game with a reach that exceeds its…

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Someone Has Found One of Castlevania’s Sneakiest References to the Games

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What makes the animated Castlevania show such a delight is how it builds upon decades of source material from across Konami’s classic games. Characters from obscure entries, monsters, and yes, that kickass music all get woven into the show’s bloody, gothic adventures. But an even sneakier nod to the games has been…

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The Moment Castlevania Became the Greatest Video Game Adaptation Around

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Castlevania’s sophomore season is a decidedly different beast than its short and sharp predecessor. It’s slower-paced, methodical, and tinged with a lingering sadness that lashings of monster blood can’t cover up. But in one particular scene of frenetic, fanservice-y fury, it marries its action and character work to…

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