I started the week off by diving into a brand new JRPG, being Sega's soft reboot of Sakura Wars on PS4. I'm familiar with the series, having imported one of the games on the Saturn and Dreamcast, though purely for collection purposes. I played a friend's copy of the Wii game for a few hours … Continue reading [WEEKEND GAMING] Steampunk JRPGs, Dangerous Jewelry, and Chatting With Friendos!
I absolutely LOVED Until Dawn -- it was the reason I bought a PS4 in the first place -- so I was stoked to see the folks at Supermassive working on a multi-platform series of smaller, similar horror titles, beginning with last year's Man of Medan. I did not like it, though. Man of Medan … Continue reading [TRAILER] The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Gives Me A… Little… Hope. God Damnit.
There aren't many series in the realm of role-playing games that feature titles with continuous narratives. Final Fantasy, Persona, Dragon Quest... most, if not ALL of the new releases from these major players typically arrive as stand-alone experiences. Therein lies the rarity of The Legend of Heroes universe -- which contains three unique series under … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (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)
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?
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
Back in 2003, Czech developer Future Games (which began with only five people) released a successful point-and-click horror game entitled The Black Mirror, which followed the cursed bloodline of the Scottish Gordon family. Fast-forward to 2017 (or, rewind, I guess, now that it's 2019), where the series was apparently relevant enough to receive a reboot … Continue reading [REVIEW] Black Mirror
October is the perfect month to dive into some great horror games, be it playing them yourself or watching a Let’s Play from the comfort of your pillow fort. Halloween is all about the spookies, after all, and I wanted to draw attention to some of my favorite lesser-knowns in the genre to help spread … Continue reading Holiday Horrors: Home Sweet Home
Friday! Video games! Let's talk! I was ambushed by an awful headache earlier today and it's showing no signs of letting up. Hopefully it fucks off soon, though, so I can get some gaming in. I managed to finish up both Dragon Star Varnir and AI: The Somnium Files earlier in the week and they … Continue reading It’s The Freakin’ Weekend! So What Are You Playing?