CategoryDead Pixels

Dead Pixels: Soul Blazer

(Wherein Mathew steals his brother’s idea to deconstruct discontinued franchises and put forth ideas concerning hypothetical sequels.) Soul Blazer is one of those games that is fondly remembered but uncommonly considered a classic. Really, that’s a criticism you could levy against most Quintet games. Soul Blazer, ActRaiser, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma were all innovative and...

Dead Pixels: Equinox

(where Michael deconstructs discontinued franchises, and puts forth ideas concerning hypothetical sequels.) Overview I know what most of you are thinking right now: “What the crap is Equinox?”. Released in 1993 as a sequel to the NES classic Solstice, Equinox failed to generate much buzz upon hitting the market. Players derided its intense difficulty level, occasional glitchiness, and...

Dead Pixels: Actraiser

(where Michael deconstructs discontinued franchises, and puts forth ideas concerning hypothetical sequels. note: I am aware that ActRaiser 2 already exists, but it is poopy and I don’t consider it a true sequel.) Overview I remember taking a look at ActRaiser while browsing through a Blockbuster back in the mid-90s and not really having any clue exactly what time of game it was. My 10 year...

Dead Pixels: Secret of Evermore

(where Michael deconstructs discontinued franchises, and puts forth ideas concerning hypothetical sequels) Overview Secret of Evermore got a lot of flak from players when it was released. Seen as an Americanized substitute for the Seiken Densetsu 3 (the Japan-only sequel to Secret of Mana), many gamers snubbed the game pre-emptively without giving it a fair shake. Although suffering from cheesy...