La Pucelle: Ragnarok – How to Do a Rerelease Right

Note: this review/essay is going to get very spoiler heavy, particularly toward the end I did not buy Prinny Presents 3 for La Pucelle Ragnarok, though I know for many/most, that was one of the bigger selling points. For me, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure held a lot more nostalgia and was a far more appealingContinue reading “La Pucelle: Ragnarok – How to Do a Rerelease Right”

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”

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”

Live a Live: Thematic Evil and Intertwining Narratives

Live a Live is a weird game. You only need look up a few of the reviews to get an idea for that. Originally released only in Japan in 1994 on the SNES, this RPG has been considered something of a hidden gem ever since. A fanmade translation patch came out for it in theContinue reading “Live a Live: Thematic Evil and Intertwining Narratives”

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

I don’t know about most people, but the first thing I notice about this game is its incredibly fun title. It’s hardly surprising, given that this came out during the height of Rare’s glory in 1995. DKC2: DKQ here is the sequel to the pretty big hit Donkey Kong Country that came out in 1994,Continue reading “Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest”

Kirby: Super Star Saga

If you check the Nintendo Online account right now, you’ll find that Kirby: Super Star Saga, happens to be this month’s mission. That works quite well for me, as it happens to be one of the retro titles I’ve played recently while I was waiting for sales (they have now happened and new games shouldContinue reading “Kirby: Super Star Saga”

Wife Quest

This is a bad game, and you’d be better off spending your $5 on a different game, or spending just another $5-$10 to get a good game (Hollow Knight’s $15, though if you’re looking here, you probably already played it). 2 poor graphics, game-breaking glitches, weird tone, stiff controls, monotonous music, confusing item descriptions; thisContinue reading “Wife Quest”

Triangle Strategy: Square-Enix Aiming for Their Own Throne

I’ve mentioned Final Fantasy Tactics before. If you plan and/or write about Strategy/Tactical Role Playing Games (SRPGs) like I do, then it comes up. This game came out on the original Playstation almost two decades ago, and essentially popularized the genre over here. It tells the grand story of Ramza Beoulve, the disgraced youngest sonContinue reading “Triangle Strategy: Square-Enix Aiming for Their Own Throne”