Surprising nobody, Trails of Cold Steel III is FUCKING MASSIVE and I'm still slowly chipping my way through it on PS4. I hit the 40-hour mark last night and I'm somewhere in Chapter 3, so if the game has 5 chapters then I guess I'm at the halfway point. It's *very* good. I also downloaded … Continue reading It’s Friday, Boys! What’s Everybody Playing?
I was feeling under the weather this weekend, which should explain this later-than-usual wrap-up. IBS sucks shit. I'm roughly 25 hours into The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, somewhere in chapter 2 of 5. The pacing feels more like the first game, which is to say it's quite slow going. I mean, … Continue reading It’s (no longer) the Freakin’ Weekend! What Are You Playing?
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 is big enough to consume multiple weekends, let alone just one. So it's safe to say that's all I'll be playing this weekend. I do have a few other reviews in the pipeline so I may start juggling things, but right now I'm 100% focused on … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What Are You Playing?
When NIS America published a pair of Langrisser remasters in a single package, I debated whether or not I wanted to review them together since it's the only way they can be purchased. However, they're two different games, so here we are. For those unaware, Langrisser is a series of strategy RPGs that initially released … Continue reading [REVIEW] Langrisser (PS4)
Although I'm a big JRPG guy, I'm still fairly green when it comes to the stuff Nihon Falcom puts out. I absolutely adored Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ and the first two games in the Trails of Cold Steel universe, but Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was ultimately my maiden voyage in their action RPG series. And … Continue reading [REVIEW] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PS4)
I love Game Pass. Like, a lot. I've had an Ultimate subscription (Game Pass + Gold) for about 6 months now and it's given me a plethora of new choices whenever I turn on my Xbox One. It's a nightmare for people like me with gigantic backlogs, but the cost is so cheap that I … Continue reading My Top 20 Games on Xbox Game Pass
With SeaBed out of the way (and reviewed here *nudge nudge*), my free time has been absolutely consumed by two different JRPGs. Langrisser I & II (PS4) This remastered collection of the first two games in the strategy RPG Langrisser series (the first was released in English under the name Warsong on the Sega Genesis!) … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What Are You Playing?
Developer: Paleontology Publisher: Fruitbat Factory (the Orange Juice series, Magical Eyes - Red is for Anguish, ENIGMA, Miniature Garden) Available on: Switch (reviewed), PC Release date: March 19, 2020 Price: $19.99 USD digitally, $29.99 physically via Eastasiasoft (limited collector's edition is $39.99) With the PlayStation Vita seemingly dead and buried (according to Sony, not its … Continue reading [REVIEW] SeaBed
Another Friday in self-isolation, yeah? What's on your plate this weekend? For me... SeaBed (Switch) This immaculately-written visual novel has become my current obsession. It focuses on the life of a woman experiencing hallucinations of her former lover, who mysteriously disappeared during a vacation overseas. The story is told nonchronologically, so it's a treat piecing … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What Are You Playing?
Barring a handful of games, I was admittedly distant from the Nintendo 3DS library -- even more so once the Switch released. Even as a fan of JRPGs, the handheld's bread and butter, I barely paid attention to it since I was already buried under the backlog of my PlayStation Vita. So it goes without … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Alliance Alive HD Remastered