Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Last night I finished my playthrough and review of NIS America's dungeon crawler RPG, The Lost Child. In a nutshell, it's a solid introduction to the genre for anyone looking to get their feet wet but likely lacks the depth and challenge hardcore fans are looking for. I had a … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
The Lost Child Developer: Crim Publisher: NIS America (NA), Kadokawa Games (JP) Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed), PS4, Vita Price: $49.99 USD In a world unknowingly inhabited by gods, angels, and demons, you're Hayato Ibuki; journalist of the occult magazine LOST. During a routine investigation at the Shinjuku Station, a black shadow pushes him in … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Lost Child (Switch)
My long-form critique of Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country is live over at The Well-Red Mage!
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“The following is a contributor post by the Middle-aged Horror Mage.”
Sometimes second chances can be wonderful things. Last year’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 provides the perfect example, as I downright loathed the game at launch and it somehow ended up as my current favorite title on the Nintendo Switch. I can’t quite put my finger on the exact “why,” but I abandoned the JRPG around the 10-hour mark and even came close to selling it off. I liked the combat but found it exhausting, didn’t care for the look of the characters, but found them interesting, and so it went — for everything I liked there was something I didn’t.
A couple of months went by and I decided to give it another shot. Why not, right? Then one day…
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Friday! Video games! Let's talk! First off, I'd like to cheaply plug my latest review for Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country, which went up early this morning over at The Well-Red Mage. I've been a fan of their site for a while now and have worked with Red in the past on … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! It's going to be a brief post this week as it's been a busy day and I have dinner that needs cookin'! I literally just finished off Torna: The Golden Country, which was 34 glorious hours of JRPG goodness. I'll be covering this in more depth soon-ish in a full-length … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Fire Pro Wrestling World Developer: Spike Chunsoft, ZEX Corporation Publisher: Spike Chunsoft Release date: August 28, 2018 (PS4) Price: $49.99 USD, $89.99 USD for the Deluxe Edition w/ Season Pass Much like the world of professional wrestling, the sports entertainment's mainstream video game offerings have been nothing short of abysmal for quite a while. They … Continue reading [REVIEW] Fire Pro Wrestling World (PS4)
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! Shortly after last weekend's wrap-up, I completed Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom on PS4. It was an incredibly well-made JRPG with an enjoyable action combat system, colorful world, a rewarding kingdom building mini-game, and storybook fantasy narrative. The final chapters did address last week's concerns about the game's lack … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! It's been a bit of a crazy week, both in the way of migraines and preparing for another garage sale this weekend. Our plans to move to Seattle in October seemingly fell short, as we just didn't have enough time to take care of other affairs. We're planning for next … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Friday! Video games! Hurricanes! Let's talk! I reside in the middle of nowhere in South Carolina, which is about to get its ass kicked by a hurricane. We're far enough from the coast that we're not in danger of property damage or anything; just a bunch of rain and strong winds. Still, we're likely to … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Backlogs are intimidating, but what exacerbates the terror are those meaty RPGs that require weeks upon weeks of attention. I've been skimming through my list of games, both digitally and the physical adventures atop my shelf, and narrowed down the RPGs I'd rather play sooner rather than later; the cream of the crop, if you … Continue reading Organizing the RPG Backlog of Terror