Ahmed is not just a fanboy, but also a martial artist and an indie author who has published such fantasy adventure books as "Lunen: Triblood".

Review – Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage (PS3)

The biggest problem with games that are made as adaptions of specific series, like Batman or Spider-Man, is whether or not you really even like them. If someone does not like Batman in the least, it doesn’t matter how good the game Batman: Arkham Asylum is, they’re not going to like it. And this can always be a conundrum when reviewing a game based on a franchise with its fans and hate...[Read More]

Weekly Retro Review Double Feature: Zone of the Enders 1 & 2

Who doesn’t love giant robots? On one hand, it’s a huge vehicle, while on the other, it’s like playing a giant super hero with a ton of weapons. Anime has given us tons of iconic and beloved robots – from Mazinger Z and Voltron to Gundam and Evangelion. And when video game auteur Hideo Kojima produced and released Zone of the Enders in March of 2001, gamers were given a tre...[Read More]

Robert E. Howard: A look at the Adaptions of the Father of Sword and Sorcery

Interesting fact about me: I’m a writer. I have one completed novel I’m trying to find an agent for, and I’m working on the second one as well. I’ve also collected a few short stories to release as an anthology on the Amazon Kindle called Wandering Djinn. And the one question that every writer will inevitably be asked is “Who are your influences?” A lot of write...[Read More]

Weekly Retro Review: Sonic CD

When the CD-ROM technology first appeared, game developers got all kinds of insane ideas. Due to the storage space it opened up, they figured that they could put all sorts of little movies on them. This is how Full Motion Video or FMV came into being on games. And Sega managed to utilize this technology, in combination with their hit 16 bit console the Genesis, to open up a new generation of gamin...[Read More]

Weekly Retro Review: Maximum Carnage

The 90’s was an interesting time for comics. A lot of modern fans tend to act like it was the dark ages of comics, with variant covers, holofoil covers, massive storylines and changes that often get protested in ways long before the Internet became the primary way to vent our frustrations. Personally, looking at a lot of things that have happened in comics since then, the 90’s were not...[Read More]

Weekly Retro Review: Chakan the Forever Man

Every gamer has one game in their memory. It’s a certain kind of game, one that the gamer in question both loves and hates. The hatred tends to stem from the insane difficulty the game has. For a lot of gamers, that game was Ninja Gaiden. But for those of us who played lots of games for the Sega Genesis, we had Chakan the Forever Man, a game so brutal that even the easy setting was hard. To ...[Read More]

Fist of the North Star: A Guide/Retrospective for newbies

With the release of Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage, it can come as a shock to a lot of anime fans like me that Kenshiro’s epic story may not be known to a lot of modern young people. While I could just complain about how this makes me feel old before my 30’s, I instead will take this opportunity to offer a primer for people, as well as relive my love for one of the greatest p...[Read More]

Weekly Retro Review: The Splatterhouse Trilogy

Happy Halloween, and welcome to a new tradition here at World of Meh. I’ll be writing a weekly review, looking back at games from the past. And considering that I’ve been playing games from the NES days to now, that means I have a lot to write about. Yes, that includes last generation’s stock of PS2, Gamecube and XBOX. But since it’s Halloween, and with the upcoming release...[Read More]

Spider-Man: Torment, 20 years later

20 years ago, Todd McFarlane, comic artist extraordinaire, was given an amazing opportunity: to not just draw, but write his own Spider-Man book. The comic, simply titled Spider-Man, was designed as a book to sell trade paperbacks. Back then, comics that filled a whole book with one storyline was a rarity. So the question is, does Torment, the debut story of the comic, hold up two decades afterwar...[Read More]

Sonic in animation: A Retrospective Part 2

Welcome back to the madness that often is called “adapting video games into animation”. Previously, I started by talking about that one classic character that has had more success than most in regards to being adapted, my favorite blue hedgehog Sonic. I talked about his first appearance in animation, as well as SatAM and the anime movie, the highlights of his animated career. Sadly, th...[Read More]

Sonic in animation: A Retrospective Part 1

What can I say about Sonic the Hedgehog? He’s definitely one of my all-time favorite video game heroes, he’s had one of the longest careers in the industry, and he’s also often the center of flame-wars between factions of his fandom. But I always find Sonic unique in his ability to transcend past the games. In particular, Sonic has had more success in animation than most game ico...[Read More]

Review: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3)

If you ever meet me, you will know that one of my great loves is the art of literature. I’ve written my fair share and read far more than I probably should have. And one of the greatest pieces of literature from Asia is Journey to the West, the tale of the T’ang monk Tripitaka’s journey to India to bring back the sutras of Buddha, and his bodyguard and disciple, the Monkey King, ...[Read More]

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