Tag: gaming

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth first impressions

    Let it not be said that Square Enix doesn’t make a good demo. I played it for nearly 3 hours when most estimates place it at closer to 1-2 and I have no idea HOW, but it certainly wasn’t by watching the cutscenes and I’m sorry, but if you’e skipping the cutscenes on a first…

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth fall/winter infodump analysis

    To take my mind off everything else, a bit of me doing fan analysis here. Okay, to get some gushing out before the rest: OMG, RED, I CAN’T WAIT! CAIT SITH AND HIS CUTE LITTLE TEEFS! KUJATAAAAA! *DEEP BREATH* Okay, let’s get into this. What we know The release date is in February, so basically…

  • Paper Mario, objectively

    Seeing as my original review was running long as a first impressions review and I’m now at the end of the game, I feel like doing an Objective Review System review is probably in order. No review is truly objective; this just puts numbers to my subjective reactions. I want to do this to condense…

  • Super Mario RPG (SNES), first impressions

    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is a game I ironically was introduced to on Final Fantasy Wiki, though I in part am the reason (as an admin who was far more active back then) why it’s no longer on there. It’s been a point of mild curiosity, but since the remake is…

  • Paper Mario, the first impressions to last the game

    A second Mario RPG bought while I was on the Super Mario RPG train, and one I have a bit more familiarity with and even got to play a bit on Wii U. In this case, I got myself an N64 and original cartridge to experience it the way it was meant to be played:…

  • Legend of Mana’s “Ring Ring Land” minigame guide

    Ring Ring Land is a portable minigame for Legend of Mana playable on the Sony PocketStation™. Its initial release was exclusive to Japan, though the game itself exists on the disc of other releases, only with the code in Legend of Mana that handled interfacing with it removed. It’s a "new" feature of the Legend…

  • Sequels and Remasters: sucking the marrow from your bones

    Something others have said, but might be worth a take on, is that sequels and remakes are what the industry does when it doesn’t know what else to do. Remasters especially epitomize this, seeing as you essentially have the game already. But if you’re wondering why, the answer is very simple: because pencil-pushers only know…

  • Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

    This is really going to be a "first impressions," but let’s get the obvious out of the way: the question here is not whether the games themselves are good, but whether this is a worthy effort to bring them to modern systems. I’ll also touch on the games themselves a bit, because there are a…

  • The Legend of Dragoon best character uses

    Okay, at this point we all know we’re not getting a remake of The Legend of Dragoon. Sorry, not sorry, it’s not happening. I’d like it, the rest of the fanbase would like it, but it’s not financially viable and Sony has been furtively exiting the back doors in blonde wigs for decades trying to…

  • Retro is not good; last-gen is not bad

    I’ve seen a couple videos lately on the Jak and Daxter series and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion saying they have to be enjoyed as a product of their time because they just aren’t good by today’s standards, and in both cases they made the admission that it wasn’t graphics they were talking about. The…