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Reviews from 2001 revived!

09/2020

Good news everyone! Futurama might not be back, but old PC gaming previews and reviews from UnionVault.NET, one of Jefklak’s Codex ancestors, have been revived.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch Review

09/2020

One year later, Ritual of the Night is still unplayable on the Nintendo Switch. Numerous patches later, the game still stutters and crashes, with its most popular screen being the loading one. We're off to a great start here...

The Gaming Setup, a 2007 Flashback

08/2020

While digging through an old archive, I came across pictures of my gaming setup in 2007. CRT gaming and the ultimate game boy - it's all there! Recollecting once owned but now lost games has become an expensive undertaking.

A Look At the Evolution of Retro Shooters and Their Engines

06/2020

I'm feeling nostalgic. Why don't you join me so we can marvel at magnificent achievements of the FPS past?

Ion Fury: the Spiritual Successor of Duke3D?

06/2020

Time to kick ass again - and don't forget to chew bubblegum! Does Shelly and the Build engine stand a chance anno 2020?

31 Animal Crossing GCN Features that (never?) returned

05/2020

Which features from previous Animal Crossing games do you wish were present in the Switch one? Some features never made the jump to a new iteration. Let us take a closer look.

Experiencing the Enhanced Baldur's Gate

07/2019

We move from one tree to the other, carefully glancing towards the ever so black fog of war. Imoen investigates things for us, while we prepare for the inevitable.

Diablo III: Diablo for Kids

11/2018

Ever wanted to play a real dungeon crawler but got held back by the possibility of a carpel tunnel syndrome? Did Diablo 2’s skill tree make you dizzy and the hard decisions on where to dump attribute points net you an increased blood pressure?

Castlevania Circle of the Moon: a retrospective

09/2018

As the hunt continues, from Aria of Sorrow to the beginning of Castlevania’s appearance on the GBA, Circle of the Moon, I have the uneasy feeling that my whip offers less solace in this scarier version of the castle.

Castlevania Aria of Sorrow: a retrospective

07/2018

Calling Aria of Sorrow the best handheld Castlevania is quite a bold statement: they’re all great in their own way. But after replaying this again (and again…) I’ve made up my mind: it is the best Castlevania - period.

'Switch'-ing to the definitive nostalgic console

06/2018

The Nintendo Switch has been on active duty here for longer than I can remember myself playing on any of my previous home consoles.

Wario Land: a Retrospective

05/2018

It’s been over 20 years since I last touched any of the Wario Land games. I vaguely remember them being one of the most exciting platformers I’ve ever played as a kid.

Baldur's Gate 2: Mage Talk

04/2008

Ever wondered whatever the heck those crazy Arcane spellcasters say every time they unleash one of their spells upon you? It’s actually very simple and stands for the chosen spell’s spell school (abjuration, evocation, …).

BG2 Solo Blade: A Report

04/2008

Report Content Soloing - the Introduction The Blade Kit explained Used Baldur’s Gate II Setup Part 1: Irenicus' Dungeon Part 2: The Circus Tent & Slums Slaves Part 3: A Tanner & More Slaves Part 4: The Astral Prison Part 5: Daystar & Mae’Var Part 6: Some Beholders & a Lich Part 7: Druid Grove & Guarded Compound Part 8: Planar Sphere & Kangaxx!

BG2: Cleric/Ranger Guide

04/2008

Guide Content Introduction to the cleric/ranger Basic progression guide Picking your equipment The cleric/ranger’s spell picks Introduction to the cleric/ranger Since little non-playable and joinable characters are as good in healing as Viconia is, you might end up creating your own cleric.

Wizardry 8: Classes Guide

04/2008

### The Bishop Race Best Races: Fairy: best INT & SPE. Downside: low PIE and almost no weapons/armor usable. (go for sprite daggers if you want close-combat) Elf: good INT, PIE & DEX.

Etrian Odyssey Review

07/2007

Old School dungeon crawlers. It has been a long time since we’ve seen these types of games properly released.

Wizardry 8: General Tips

06/2007

Legal notice: Most tips, tricks, howtos and guides are - not - originally created by me. They are scattered throughout the Internet, and this site contains a bunch of information found on other sites.

The Hype Train

06/2007

I’m pretty sure most of you know the feeling. A new game has been recently announced, maybe with some additional gameplay footage or early concept art.

The Legend of the Wii

04/2007

I give in already! Four months too late, but whatever: the Wii is mine. The most important question arises: is the Nintendo Wii Wii?