Them’s Fightin’ Herds

Them’s Fightin’ Herds has an interesting backstory to it, one that drew me to the game even though it’s outside of a genre that I frequently play. Originally it started as a fan game for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, titled, I believe, “Fighting is Magic” or something along those lines. It took theContinue reading “Them’s Fightin’ Herds”


I’m starting to seriously wonder if it’s worth it to play these indie Metroidvania games close to their release dates. Moonscars is the second one this year where glitches have nearly destroyed my desire to finish the game, and have brought down what was already a mostly average experience. The beginning hours of Moonscars areContinue reading “Moonscars”

Death’s Gambit: Afterlife

Where the heck was this game hiding? How did I manage to miss a Metroidvania with stellar sprite based graphics, that whole Dark Souls inspired setup, an engaging story, and polished gameplay? I have heard that Death’s Gambit had a bit of a false start, and that it was a more recent update that gotContinue reading “Death’s Gambit: Afterlife”

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne – HD Remaster

I have never played a Shin Megami Tensei game. I have played a few of the spin-off games: both Persona 3 and 4, as well as the two Devil Survivor games that released for the DS, so I am somewhat familiar with a lot of how the Shin Megami Tensei series works. Most importantly, I’mContinue reading “Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne – HD Remaster”

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure

Rhapsody is one of those games I have a pretty strong memory of going in. I was at Hastings, a sort of regional chain that offered game rentals while also selling various media (CDs, books, games, movies, etc.). This was during the Playstation 1’s heyday, and I was looking for something to rent. I’m assumingContinue reading “Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure”

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout

The Atelier series is one of those long-running JRPG series that you probably only know about if you’re a fairly devoted follower of such things (like yours truly). The basic premise is that you play an alchemist of some kind, who is attempting to build their Atelier while also dealing with some kind of traditionalContinue reading “Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout”


Another week, another poorly made retro JRPG throwback. Earthlock promises to be something of a throwback to old JRPGs from the Playstation era. That’s a weirdly specific time to select, one that often gets ignored in favor of the sprite-based years on the SNES. There’s a longstanding argument about when precisely the golden age ofContinue reading “Earthlock”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

I’ve mentioned it before, but my first system was the SNES. It’s been clear, particularly with the past few weeks, that the majority of what I played on there, what I play period, was/is JRPGs. However, I can distinctly remember as a kid going over to my cousin’s house to watch them play video games.Continue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge”