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Posted on Aug 30th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under XIII, PS2, Review


Finally found a way to upload another video, one that I've had completed for months. This time, it's XIII, a game based off of a comic franchise of the same name. I bought it purely because of how well it was presented, since it reminded me of Comix Zone. I actually wrote a review for it after I beat it years ago, but my opinion has changed. Its amazing presentation, graphical style, and story tricked me into thinking this was a good game. Unfortunately it is not. No amount of graphics can excuse bland gameplay.

I hope to be putting out more videos soon enough. I already have the rest of two LPs finished as well as another review in the works. Stay tuned, and remember to subscribe on Youtube and follow me on Facebook and Twitter.



Posted on Jun 27th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under dbz, ps2, review


Budokai is one of the first games I remember playing on the PS2. It has to be at least one of the first 5 games I saw on the system.  I played a bunch of it with my brother and my cousin and we are all big DBZ fans.  A couple years later we got Budokai 2 and I was amazed at the improvements. Along the way we rented Sagas and I remember him hating it while I was fine with it. Eventually we got Tenkaichi 2 and played a ton of it and after my brother moved out I was lucky enough to find Tenkaichi 3 for $20 at a Gamestop and played way too much of it for the rest of my high school years.

Needless to say I have a lot of history with these games.


Continue reading Every Dragon Ball Z Game l Review The PS2



Posted on Jul 30th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under Jak 3, Playstation 2, review, PS2


It's here! Time to dive into Jak 3! Thanks to the evolution of this review I now know how I'm going to be handling Perfect Sequels videos in the future. I expected this review to be a lot shorter, and thus expected to be finished with it sooner. Most of the gameplay would have been covered by the last video, so all I would have to do to review Jak 3 would be to cover the new stuff, give a short story description and then call it a day, right? After seeing that my original take on the story was incorrect, I soon realized that a short review wouldn't cut it.



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Posted on Oct 28th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under ps2, hidden invasion, toka, review



I almost hit my ps2 with a machete.....

I had a little skit planned out for this video where I would hit my PS2 with a big machete because this game was so bad. A little over the top? Yes. But it would have deserved it. Hidden Invasion is currently one of the worst games I've played. It's worse than Dragon Ball Z Sagas. That game tried. It suffers from the same problems as Hidden Invasion, but it tried to stand out and was executed a bit better.


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Posted on May 30th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under ps2, demon stone, review


I wish I had liked this game more than I did, because everything but the gameplay is really fun and enjoyable. I wonder what was going on over at Stormfront Studios that made them drop the ball when it came to the gameplay for Demon Stone. The Two Towers was a great mix of linear levels and big setpieces, with responsive and satisfying combat. Then they took out a lot of the good parts and gave us this game.


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Posted on May 6th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under PS2, Wireless, Hidden Gems


As long as video game consoles have been around so too has the 3rd party controller. They can be better in quality than first party controllers but often fall far below expectations. The PS2 has been around for almost 19 years now and finding new 1st party controllers is difficult and expensive. 3rd party alternatives like the Logitech Cordless Action are great but are increasingly difficult to source working units. So I set out to find a PS2 controller with features similar to the Logitech Cordless Action.


Continue reading Retro Revival: Searching for a Decent Wireless PS2 controller



Posted on Apr 10th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under Sakura Wars, ps2, strategy games, review


Its here! A game I wanted to play for a long time, and I'm glad I did! I felt good after playing this. Haven't played a game that just made me feel good since Stardew Valley came out. And although I feel good, I also feel sad because we never got more Sakura Wars games, because this one didn't sell well enough. However, we got a new one coming in the near future, but I'm not sure if its going to make its way over here. Back when this game came out, visual novels and strategy RPGs weren't as popular in the West, and a game like this, which is five games into an established franchise, were doomed to fail. And that's a tragedy. We're getting a new Sakura Wars game in the near future, and I hope it does well and makes its way over here, so that we can get more of this positive energy in this gaming culture.



Continue reading Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love l Review The PS2



Posted on Mar 1st 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under Blood Will Tell, dororo, ps2, review, osamu tezuka


I was very excited to learn about the new Dororo anime. I was even more excited to find out that I would have enough time to put out a review of Blood Will Tell before it came out. Well, it's a day late, but it's close enough.


Continue reading Blood Will Tell l Review The PS2



Posted on Aug 14th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Collecting, Retro, Sega CD, Turbo Duo, Dreamcast, PS2, parts


Folks on this site likely know the feeling;  You and three 'friends' are in a heated Super Smash Bros. Melee when someone cries out, "My "R" button isn't working!  Hey guys, wait!"  Or that heated Joust versus match with the controller that just doesn't 'flap' as fast, or the time you were excited to show off your rare Sega CD Snatcher on one of the four days of the week that the drive tray doesn't want to work...

If you are a retro gamer that plays as well as collects, you know the effort it takes to upkeep your library.  Vintage video game collecting is like classic car collecting or pinball machine collecting; it's more than just having space for the stuff and the ability to find and pay for the games and hardware.  If it is going to remain playable, there's some know-how and some elbow grease that will become part of the hobby.  From notorious controller wear and faulty optical drives, to analog drift and bad capacitors, every retro player/collector has to get comfortable with just how far down the rabbit hole they are going to go.  Perhaps you are fortunate enough to have a passion for a console that seems immune to all but psyonic attacks (SNES, Game Boy Color) or maybe you've fallen for a glass snowflake (Famicom Disc System, a Turbo Duo with good sound), but either way there is always some basic maintenance needed. 


Continue reading Thoughts On The Upkeep of Retro Game Collecting



Posted on Jul 25th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (ErbBetaPatched)
Posted under PS2, Fullmetal Alchemist, review


I'm back at it again with a review of some beat em ups from my favorite anime, Fullmetal Alchemist. I first watched it probably back in middle school with the original series, and didn't finish Brotherhood until college. The action is sweet, I love how alchemy makes sense in the world and is explained by science, and all the characters are great. I really like Greed, if you can't tell from the video.

Anyway, on to the review...


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Posted on Jan 9th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Oxenfree, submissions, focus, Playstation 2, PS2


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you January 2018's edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we set a tickler for our upcoming Site Donation Drive, announce our February 2018 community playthrough title, and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals during the month of December 2017. Happy New Year and thanks for keeping it on Channel 3!     

REMEMBER: If you have any news about upcoming events or topics that you think the site needs to hear about, please PM singlebanana and put "RFG Site News" in the subject line.  Who knows, maybe your news will make our front page!


Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: January 2018 Edition



Posted on Dec 8th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Oxenfree, submissions, focus, Playstation 2, PS2


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this month's edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we celebrate a recent award bestowed upon our site, announce our January 2018 community playthrough title, check in on our 2017 Pain Yourself With Submissions Contest winner, and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals during the month of November. We are changing our submission "focus" again, so stay tuned to the end of our broadcast for more details.  Thanks for keeping it on Channel 3!     

REMEMBER: If you have any news about upcoming events or topics that you think the site needs to hear about, please PM singlebanana and put "RFG Site News" in the subject line.  Who knows, maybe your news will make our front page!


Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: December 2017 Edition



Posted on Oct 1st 2017 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Collecting Goals, NES, Turbografx, Dreamcast, Virtual Boy, SNES, Wii U, PS2, Full Set, Subsets


This could be me soon!


While I eagerly anticipate the arrival of October because of my trip down south to meet up with several rfgen members to once again attend the seminal Retro World Expo, I'm making sure I've got my wishlist in order and ready to rock. This trip gives me the opportunity to delve into the stock of dozens of stores and vendors that I'd normally never have access to while at home. My hope is to be able to find some of the more challenging games to obtain in different sets. Since completing my licensed NES and Turbografx 16 collections, I've been focusing on completing a few other full libraries. Some easier than others.....



Continue reading Travel Prepping for RWX



Posted on Sep 25th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, RPG, Dragon Quest, Square Enix, PS2, 3DS


Despite being a huge fan of JRPGs for most of my life, I had never played a Dragon Quest game until earlier this year, with that game being Dragon Quest V on the DS.  While I did enjoy that game, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would based on all of the praise I had previously heard about it.  One thing that I can say about Dragon Quest V though, and I assume is true of every game in the series, is that it has a lot of charm, and that charm left me wanting to play more games in the series.  So with the recent release of an enhanced version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the Nintendo 3DS, the time seemed right to jump into my next game in the series.



Continue reading Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King



Posted on Sep 3rd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under PS2, Consoles,Hidden Gems


We've all been there. You find an untested system at Goodwill, flee market, or the local game store. You bring it home and power it on only to find out that the laser is dead and replacement parts are hard to come by. This is especially true of the PlayStation 2 fat systems whose lasers are difficult to replace. The good news is your PlayStation 2 can play games again with some help from Google, and a couple spare parts.


Continue reading Putting the Play Back in Your PlayStation 2 Fat


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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