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

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

Chrono Cross (PS1) Review

The recent announcements informing that Hironobu Sakaguchi (FF series creator and a driving force behind the Chrono Series), Nobuo Uematsu (Master composer of the FF series) and Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross’s master mind) among others are leaving or have left Squaresoft to create their own studios, mark as I have preaching for… Continue reading Chrono Cross (PS1) Review

Brave Fencer Musashi (PS1) Review

Brave Fencer Musashi was a little PS1 action-RPG developed by SquareSoft, a company that excels at making Traditional RPGs. The game was billed as Square’s Zelda Killer, which was interesting, considering that the game tries to mimic Mario 64 more than Zelda itself. The game, however, had the misfortune of being released in the same… Continue reading Brave Fencer Musashi (PS1) Review

Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (PS2) Review

After almost four years of owning my PS2, one thing had become clear. The golden era of the RPGs had started with the release of FFVI and Chrono Trigger for SNES and had carried over into the release of Skies of Arcadia in the Dreamcast at which point the Golden Era was over. During those… Continue reading Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (PS2) Review

Alundra (PS1) Review: An Action-RPG Masterpiece

Alundra was an excellent action-rpg for the PS1

Alundra is a special game in many ways. The game was released in North America by Working Designs in 1997. At the time I wasn’t really into Action RPGs, so I paid no attention to the game. Unfortunately, Working Designs released a limited amount of copies of the game which at least by my estimation… Continue reading Alundra (PS1) Review: An Action-RPG Masterpiece