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
I don't think any developer or publisher out there churns out the number of quality JRPGs that the folks at Idea Factory and Compile Heart do at such an alarming rate. Though mostly known on the outside for their hilariously endearing Neptunia series, Idea Factory has graced the PS4 with some excellent stand-alone RPGs over … Continue reading [REVIEW] Dragon Star Varnir
Back in December of 2015 -- well into the current generation of consoles -- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel released on the PS3 and PlayStation Vita. Many folks championed the game as one of the best JRPGs on their respective consoles, but some, like myself, never got around to it until recently. … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS4)
Disgaea 1 Complete Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Nintendo Switch Price: $49.99 USD Fifteen years ago Disgaea: Hour of Darkness introduced Nippon Ichi Software's brand of dark-humored role-playing games to the PlayStation 2 audience. It was a new take on the strategy RPG formula popularized by the likes of … Continue reading [REVIEW] Disgaea 1 Complete (PS4)
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)
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! 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! Outside of the usual WoW shenanigans, I resubscribed to NJPW's streaming service to watch ALL IN (and what a show that was!) and managed to finish my first game in two months, with Sega's JRPG Shining Resonance Refrain. Mental illness fucking sucks, but hey, video games and good wrestling helps … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend, So What Are You Playing?
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! My weekend started off with a vet trip for our youngest kitty. She had some tenderness in her left shoulder, which we got supplements for, but our oldest cat needs to go in next Friday to have a lump on her tummy further examined. We had it looked at about … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?