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Grandia II (DC/PS2) Review

Grandia II is the sequel to the Saturn/PS1 RPG classic, Grandia. Remembered by many as one of the best RPGs to ever grace a console, Grandia II had some ‘Grand’ shoes to fill indeed. Fortunately for fans of the first game, a worthy sequel this is, even if it falls short of its predecessor’s greatness. […]

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Grandia (SAT/PS1) Review

Grandia was Sega Saturn’s answer to the PS’s FFVII, it was an RPG that was promised to eclipse any RPG before it, and while it’s not as good as FFVII, it comes close and it is one of those few RPGs that can be defined as a classic. Being that the Saturn was almost on […]

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Fire Emblem (GBA) Review

Fire Emblem was released on the GBA in 2004 by the hand of Nintendo of America Starting off The game starts basic enough, for a strategy RPG, giving the option to begin the game as one of three characters. It is one of the most basic strategy RPG games I have played. In this brief […]

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Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/XBOX360) Review

THE DEATH OF FINAL FANTASY AS WE LOVED IT This has been one of the hardest reviews for me to write since the beginning of my RPG site in 2003. It’s not that Final Fantasy XIII has left me with mixed confused feelings because it hasn’t I have a clear understanding after 56 hours with […]

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Final Fantasy XII (PS2) Review

THE SERIES TURNING POINT After ten entries in the longest, and greatest traditional RPG series ever (FFXI doesn’t count) I approached FFXII, the eleventh game in this series, with doubt, and even dread. No longer was the series helmed by the wise Hironobu Sakaguchi, and almost no one (Ito being an exception) who had worked […]

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Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2) Review

Final Fantasy X’s ending while excellent and very cinematic left a lot of us wondering about Tidus fate. Yet, when I finished that game some two years ago I felt that it was great ending and that as much as some people wanted a sequel, I was satisfied with FFX as it was. Yet Square […]

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Final Fantasy X (PS2) Review

Final Fantasy X is a masterpiece, in fact the game is so amazing, that calling it a ‘game’ is unfair, because Final Fantasy X is not a game, instead Final Fantasy X is an experience. The best part of Final Fantasy X is its love story; thus I’ll save the best for the last. So, […]

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Final Fantasy IX (PS1) Review

Going by expectations FFIX was supposed to be the finest chapter on the series. Square has done with FFIX what they failed to do with FFVIII. They gave us a great RPG that may not surpass FFVII in my eyes, but does enough to stand tall alongside of it. Which means: Yes, go out and […]

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Final Fantasy VIII (PS1) Review

Every great long gaming series has one. Every series has a game that cannot match the standards of quality set by its predecessors. Every series has a black sheep and that’s exactly what Final Fantasy 8 is to the great, and legendary FF series. To start off, FF8 had a lot of hype to live […]

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Final Fantasy VII (PS1) Review

Final Fantasy VII stands tall as the best Final Fantasy to date, and to some degree maybe the best RPG ever made. This is the game that injected life. and popularized the RPG genre in the US and the world. A Story Worthy of Remembrance As a literary work, Final Fantasy VII is magnificent! You […]