Video Game Articles and Listicles

My video game articles on HubPages.
My video game articles on HubPages.

Here’s a list of video game articles I’ve written for

I’m what some Singaporean gamers call, a cheapskate player i.e. I usually only buy video games after they are discounted for being “old.” In other words, few of these articles involve new releases.

You Will Love These Yakuza 0 Substories

I started playing Sega’s Yakuza series mainly because of their incredible virtual renditions of modern Japan. They are so perfect for video game tours of Japan. I was then thrilled to discover there were hundreds of colourful side stories in them too.

Kiryu Kazuma aniki.
Kiryu Kazuma is now and forever my aniki.


5 Reasons Why You Should Play Civilization

Simply put, this is the video game series you must encourage children to play, because it is so educational. Just ensure that they do not succumb to the “one more turn” syndrome.

Civilization IV Screenshot.
Civilization. The perfect example of how a video game can be both entertaining and educational.


5 Reasons Why You Should Play World of Warcraft: Legion

After the meh that was Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard mostly redeemed itself with this 2016 expansion.

WoW Legion Loading Screen
Legion reuses one of the oldest WOW storylines. But it also has tons of new stuffs.


My Favourite Books from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Other than its award-winning open world, what’s really impressive about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the incredible amount of lore in it. Lore presented via in-game books.

But it is huge! It could take me all night!
But it is huge! It could take me all night!


Hell in Video Games

What are the most notable video game titles featuring hell as a setting? There are many! But few depicts the infernal underworld as a place of divine punishment and redemption.

Yokai Dochuki
Yokai Dochuki for the Famicom. A “hell” game from the 80s that’s still unique in its premise.


25 Things to Know About Castlevania

A “factsheet” about the legendary Konami video game series, Castlevania. Incidentally, also my favourite platformer since 1986.

Konami's Castlevania Series
The must-knows about Konami’s legendary Castlevania Series.


20 Real Life Castles For Castlevania Fans

During my Eurotrips, nothing delighted me more than to explore exotic European castles. This love began when I played my first Castlevania game in 1986.

Budapest Vajdahunyad Castle
Vajdahunyad Castle of Budapest. I saw this in 2012 and went, “Castlevania!”


5 “Castlevania” Games That I Disliked

The episodes that sorely disappointed the hardcore Castlevania fanboy in me.

Castlevania Judgment Screenshot
The notorious Castlevania Judgment. This was truly an atrocity.


10 Retro Games & Series I’m Waiting For Remakes

As of January 2021, there’s still little hope of full and proper remakes for any of these classic video game titles.

Retro Japanese video games manuals.
Not to sound mawkish, but these games made me what I am today.


Retro Video Games for Ninja Fans

Fond of Shinobi, the mythical black-clad assassins of medieval Japan? Here are some of the greatest retro video games based on ninjas.

The Revenge of Shinobi Opening Screen
The Revenge of Shinobi. One of the best Sega ninja games ever.


PS4 Games to Experience Japan With

Thanks to the wonders of graphic and audio technology, one can easily visit Japan anytime with these PlayStation 4 masterpieces. If you enjoy this piece, don’t forget to check out my list of best retro video games to visit medieval Japan with too.

Let's travel the Edo Period with Toukiden Kiwami!
You can visit all of Japan’s most important historical periods with this one PlayStation 4 game.


Video Game Music Posts

Listings of my favourite soundtracks from the Shin Megami Tensei Series, Castlevania, and Gradius.

My Favourite SMT Tracks

My Favourite Gradius Tracks

My Favourite Castlevania Soundtrack Remixes


Check out the retro video game articles on this site too!

4 Retro Famicom Games to Experience China With

5 Retro Famicom Games to Play Before and During Your Japanese Holiday

My Other Listicles

Visiting Japan Listicles

Japanese Shinto Myths

Visiting Singapore Listicles

Chinese History Listicles


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