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Throwback Bit Thursday: Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, might just be the best PlayStation 2 JRPG that almost no one ever played. In fact, in terms of its plot, it might just be one of the best JRPGs ever, period. The 2003 game, is the sixth installment in the legendary Arc the Lad series. The series […]

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2020-21 Holidays Buyer’s Guide: Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch Edition

It is that time of the year again, and in this particular holiday season the options for consumers looking for a brand new console are vast. The Xbox Series X, and the PlayStation 5 are finally here, and we are grading them based on technical specifications, games, and services. Both, Sony and Microsoft offer new, […]

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Watch Dogs: Legion — First Impressions Marred by Constant Crashing

First things first, I’ve been itching to play Ubisoft’s new Watch Dogs: Legion (Watch Dogs 3) ever since the game was announced. The original Watch Dogs game is amazing, in my opinion, though I first played it a couple years ago for the first time, on Xbox One. However, now I’m a number of hours […]

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Phil Spencer Talks About Halo as a Franchise, and Halo Infinite

It is Xbox Series X’s launch week, and the week wouldn’t be complete without some of Phil Spencer’s quotes and musings on Xbox and Halo. The Xbox Series X, so far, has had a very successful launch for Microsoft.  GameSpot sat down with Xbox Head, Phil Spencer, and we have taken the task of summarizing, […]

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We Need More Final Fantasy Tactics

With quarantine starting in March, I have had plenty of time to kill this year. I have spent a good share of this time trying out different strategy RPGs. With fantastic recent titles like Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and excellent indie games like War Groove (2019) and Into the Breach (2018), my time has been […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Dragon Warrior VII

Let’s get this out of the way: Dragon Warrior VII, by far, is the worst Japanese Role-Playing Game that I have ever played.  In some ‘throwback bit’ sessions I have remembered the great, but today, it is time to look back at the other end of the spectrum. Now, Dragon Warrior/Quest (Quest in Japan, and […]

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Tidus: The Most Human, and Best Developed Final Fantasy Leading Man

Final Fantasy X‘s protagonist, Tidus, is one of the greatest leading men in the history of SquareEnix’s long running Japanese Role-Playing Game (JRPG) series. He is certainly better than Final Fantasy VIII’s Squall. The previous sentence shouldn’t cause much controversy, as Squall’s bland, lone wolf personally was absolutely mystifying, and at times frustrating. If it […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy IX

Melodies of Life Final Fantasy IX turns 20 next week. It is hard to believe that it has been two decades since I first booted up the game on my old PlayStation console, but time sure flies. Just like its soundtrack (which is Uematsu’s favorite), and its main theme song “Melodies of Life”. Final Fantasy […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Shadow of the Colossus

It feels strange to write about Shadow of the Colossus as a “Throwback” game. Just this year, I played through its brilliant remake (Developed by Bluepoint). But Shadow of the Colossus turned 15 years old this month, and two console generations have passed us by in the meantime, thus making the PlayStation 2’s technical marvel, […]

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Skies of Arcadia is Sega’s Long Forgotten RPG That Begs an HD Remaster/Remake

Sega’s demise as a hardware maker limited their ability to create and fund their own projects. One of the downsides of the company going under, and being bought out by Sammy Corporation in 2004, is that games than were deemed ‘un-profitable’ were given the proverbial ax. Skies of Arcadia was one such casualty. Skies of […]