Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy XIII

For months, I have dreaded the arrival of this day. The day where I would have to write about Final Fantasy XIII on our weekly Throwback Bit Thursday series. My dread on writing about Final Fantasy XIII doesn’t stem from my fading memories of the game as only a little more than a decade has… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy XIII

Throwback Bit Thursday: The Bard’s Tale

Very few games, especially ‘average’ ones, have managed to leave a lasting impression on me nearly two decades after I last played them. The Bard’s Tale, however, managed to do just that. It was an average game that managed to leave a lasting (and somewhat positive) image of itself in my memories, despite its flaws.… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: The Bard’s Tale

Throwback Bit Thursday: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is my least favorite 3-D Zelda. It was released in 2011 at around the same time that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim did. Consequently, Skyward Sword gathered dust for months before I managed to finish it. Out Dated Visuals Skyrim looked amazing on the Xbox 360. Conversely, Skyward Sword… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Throwback Bit Thursday: Sonic Adventure

On September 9, 2021, Sonic Adventure will be a whooping twenty two years old (in the U.S.), and today, it is a perfect day to remember Sega’s first foray in to the 3-D arena with its premier Mascot. Sega Had Issues Translating the Sonic Formula in the 3rd Dimension Unlike Nintendo EAD, and Shigeru Mayamoto,… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Sonic Adventure

Throwback Bit Thursday: Remembering the Nintendo 64

It might seem crazy, but this week the Nintendo 64 turned 25 years old, marking an important milestone for one of the most influential consoles in gaming history. Today’s edition of Throwback Bit Thursday presents a perfect occasion for me to remember what is, perhaps, my favorite console ever.  A Child with Dreams and a… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Remembering the Nintendo 64

Throwback Bit Thursday: Radiata Stories

Radiata Stories is Tri Ace’s mostly forgotten PS2 IP. It is surprising that 16 years after its release I am talking about this game in a solemn manner. We would never receive a sequel, and given how the JRPG genre is no longer ‘in’ with mainstream gamers, it is likely that we never will. Radiata… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Radiata Stories

Throwback Bit Thursday: Golden Eye 007

The Nintendo 64 was plagued by the lack of quantity of AAA game releases (as 3rd parties flocked to Sony’s greener pastures in the mid 1990s). However, the few big titles that did grace the system were some of the most revolutionary, and amazing games ever made. One such game was Rare’s Golden Eye. Rare… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Golden Eye 007

Throwback Bit Thursday: Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue is my favorite game in Game Arts’ two main game series. Lunar 2 is a simple, but effective JRPG that has aged as well as fine wine. In today’s Throwback Bit write up, I remember this timeless, all time PS1 great classic! The Working Designs Factor During the late 1990s to… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete

Throwback Bit Thursday: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

The GameCube was one of Nintendo’s less successful systems in terms of sales numbers. However, the little purple console had some truly great games. One of these games was the system’s first The Legend of Zelda entry: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The Wind Waker’s Controversial Look After Ocarina of Time, which in… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy X

The PlayStation 2’s first Final Fantasy was a mind-blowing entry for its time. For many, Final Fantasy X justified the purchase of the new system back in 2001. So, lets go back almost twenty years as we remember Hironobu Sakaguchi’s ‘Final’ Fantasy Fantasy. When Final Fantasy Mattered Big Time These days, almost no one ever… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy X