Final Fantasy IV (SNES/PS1) Review

Final Fantasy IV (1991) was the turning point of the series; its predecessors before it focused more on presenting a huge epic quest rather than a compelling narrative. With FFIV Sakaguchi, and his crew finally managed to combine a compelling ( for a Final Fantasy game at the time) tale with a globe trotting quest.… Continue reading Final Fantasy IV (SNES/PS1) Review

Final Fantasy (PS1) Origins Edition Review

And so, almost seven years after playing the Legendary Final Fantasy VII, I found myself finishing the game that started it all, the original Final Fantasy. Oh what irony, in 1987 the Final Fantasy series was born on the NES, and a decade later in 1997 Final Fantasy VII in PS1 (considered by many as… Continue reading Final Fantasy (PS1) Origins Edition Review

Fallout 4 (PS4/XB1) Review

HIGH EXPECTATIONS Fallout 3 is a game that I remember most fondly. At the time back in 2008, nothing felt quite like it. The game rendered Washington D.C. as a moody post apocalyptic setting perfectly, and the sense of wonder that had made Bethesda’s previous games such as Oblivion and Morrowind unique experiences was ever… Continue reading Fallout 4 (PS4/XB1) Review

Fallout 3 (PS3) Review

This generation of consoles has brought about an interesting and sad trend at once, the death of the traditional Japanese RPG and the rise of western oriented ones on consoles. Bethesda Softworks has been a pioneer on this, with its two massive open RPGs Oblivion and Fallout 3. After playing both games I have come… Continue reading Fallout 3 (PS3) Review

Dragon Warrior (Quest JP) VII (PS1) Review

I am free! That is the first thought that popped in my mind the moment after the credits rolled and the Message “the End” appeared on the screen. I had been brutalized, enslaved, and mentally imprisoned by the highest selling PS1 game of all time in Japan. The game? The 7th installment in the long running… Continue reading Dragon Warrior (Quest JP) VII (PS1) Review

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (SNES) Review

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Dragon is a SNES game that is based on the movie by the same name which features Eric Lee playing the part of Bruce Lee. The video game offers little in the way of historical information but instead jumps right to the fighting after a brief introduction. Using a combination of… Continue reading Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (SNES) Review

Chrono Trigger (SNES/PS1) Review: A Timeless JRPG

I am impressed. Chrono Trigger, which was first released in the SNES in 1995, has always inexplicably lived under the shadow of the great Final Fantasy VI. I think Chrono Trigger is every bit as good as FFVI was, and then some. Since playing Final Fantasy VII and Ocarina of time, I have enjoyed many… Continue reading Chrono Trigger (SNES/PS1) Review: A Timeless JRPG