Imagine a JRPG released in 2000 with no follow-up, sequel or remake to launch it from cult to mainstream, but was left frozen in the landscape of its time.
In a post yesterday, I explained that I recently dug up an old notebook full of musings from the past. A lot of it is video game related- cheat codes, lists ranking characters that I thought were cool, that kind of thing. I felt like one bit in particular deserved it’s own special treatment.
I’m new to the gaming scene. Like, really new. I grew up with the GameCube and DS, and aside from Spider-Man 2 and Mario Kart DS, I mainly played mediocre to horrible movie tie-in games. Then, when we got a Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, I played more movie tie-ins for a while before trying out a little series…
Final day at PAX East was bittersweet. Yes, I had traveled the country with the express intent of seeing as much as I could and networking hard, and yes I was exhausted by four days of nerd, but there was a part of me that didn’t want to leave just yet.
Normally I do only one game at a time for my Gamer Diaries, but I never did one for Bravely Default when I first started playing it. And now that I’ve been playing the sequel, it’s made me want to talk about both games and compare and contrast them. The original Bravely Default came out quite a few years ago now and I…
Hey TAY many people are pulling together their top 10 lists, highlights of the year and more. I figured I would just share with you all the last things I managed to do up before the end of the year.
Its going to be priced for 21USD with a 10% off on launch day with mini soundtrack. Release Day on 28 November 2017.
Final Fantasy V by Chris Kohler is a fantastic book, a great mix of gaming history and culture. I actually read it in one sitting because I was so enthralled.
I’ll preface this piece by stating that I’ve played through Persona 3: FES and Persona 4: Golden multiple times because I consider these two games among the best in the JRPG genre. That aside, I’ve logged approximately twenty hours with Persona 5 since getting it into my grubby mitts, and here are my initial…
Platforms: PS4, Vita, PC/Steam
In Fantasy Life, as we play the game there is subtle hint of a deeper social criticism. The importance given to your job.
The 2nd Part of the Mysterious series is now up. Been waiting too long for this!
Its mainly about Katsura Hoshino’s philosophies in his work and the thoughts behind the team’s creation to Persona 5's setting.
If there’s one game I can say changed the way I thought of storytelling and narrative, it was Phantasy Star II. Hands down one of the greatest JRPGs I played, it is a powerful work of science fiction. It was also what convinced me for the longest time that Sega had the edge in the 16-bit console wars.
I have played the Tales series since Tales of Legendia. It was there that I fell in love with the anime art style, game mechanics and sprawling stories. For those unaware Tales of Berseria dropped on January 24th for waiting fans disappointed with the previous entry. I played Tales of Zestiria and it didn’t grab me…
The Wii U was destined for it’s place in the gaming landscape. It couldn’t live up to it’s predecessors expectations, was working against a terrible marketing plan, and had tech and a gimmick that made it hard to develop for. Despite that I wouldn’t call it a failure. We saw Nintendo branching out in ways gamers never…
A new entry to the Atelier series has been announced a few days ago, right at the end (1:18): A Steam logo can be seen.
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