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”

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

When this game got revealed last November, I got all kinds of excited. Arcane was still pretty fresh in my mind, and I’d be interested in the League of Legends world for a while, due to the fandom making a lot of material around that particular world. On top of that, I’d played developer AirshipContinue reading “Ruined King: A League of Legends Story”

Nine Parchments

It’s a little hard to categorize Nine Parchments. In this game, you control one of several possible apprentice wizards who are aiming to get their Nine Parchments, because once they collect them and seal them in their spellbooks, they become fully fledged wizards. Due to some magical mishap, the parchments have been scattered throughout theContinue reading “Nine Parchments”

Final Fantasy IX: The Game That Makes Me Love Games

I regularly watch several video game critics, as well as reading several magazines, reviews, etc. It’s part of what I do just in normal, but definitely something I pay attention to now that I’m regularly writing on video games myself. Lately I’ve been into Geek Critique, a YouTuber who regularly goes into various video gamesContinue reading “Final Fantasy IX: The Game That Makes Me Love Games”

Dark Deity: A Breezy, Yet Surprisingly Deep Fire-Emblem Inspired Gem

This one definitely feels a bit like cheating for me. Dark Deity is a game I backed on Kickstarter several years ago, as it obviously appealed greatly to my sensibilities. They claimed to be making a modern day Strategy RPG in the vein of Fire Emblem, and their Kickstarter exceeded their goals. What’s really impressiveContinue reading “Dark Deity: A Breezy, Yet Surprisingly Deep Fire-Emblem Inspired Gem”

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”