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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: Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

Our weekly Thursday ‘Throwback Bit’ section has gathered a good deal of popularity over the past few months. Remembering old games is always good – if nostalgic – and today’s chosen game is no different. Lunar: Silver Star Story is a monumental RPG that some presentation standards in place, standards that have been attributed to […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Star Ocean The 2nd Story

Enix’s Star Ocean series is one of the few J-RPG franchises that originated in the 16-bit era that remains, to this day,  somewhat relevant on home consoles. While the latest entries have been disappointing as SO: The Last Hope, and Integrity and Faithlessness, have for the most part been fairly average RPGs. One thing that […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Chrono Cross

Chrono Cross (2000) isn’t as widely beloved (or remembered), as its predecessor; the incomparable Chrono Trigger. This, despite being released at the climax of the JRPG golden era, and to stellar amounts of critical reception. The game still holds a 94 Metacritic rating, which is a higher rating than any FF game (only FFIX has […]

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Remembering the PlayStation (PSX) on its 25th Birthday

Today, is the PlayStation’s 25th anniversary (and the Dreamcast’s 21st), apart from feeling a little nostalgic and perhaps even a tinge of sadness (I am getting old); there is much to be excited about. Rumors have been floating around for a few weeks now that today is the day that Sony will announce both the […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: The Legend of Dragoon

The Legend of Dragoon has been one of the strangest titles that I have ever reviewed. The Playstation Japanese Role-Playing game, released in the year 2000, isn’t a really a special RPG, but it is the one game that I felt was the definition of “Pedestrian” when I first reviewed it, and yet, somehow, it […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Thousand Arms

The Golden Era of Japanese Role-Playing Games during the original PlayStation days produced many a great RPG on a consistent basis. It seemed then, that every month a new JRPG AAA title would arrive at store shelves for players to buy and immerse themselves for dozens of hours. During this period, in between the Final […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: The Granstream Saga

  1998’s The Granstream Saga, is not a remarkable game, it was (even 1998) a deeply flawed action RPG, that featured many good (if not great) ideas that were not executed properly. Shade (the developers) left us instead, with what in my opinion is one of the most glaring examples of wasted potential in an […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Wild Arms

Many will remember Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy VII (1997) as the first great Japanese Role Playing game for the PlayStation. However, a few months earlier, April 1997 to be exact, Wild Arms arrived on Sony’s debut system with a great JRPG experience for fans to enjoy. Wild Arms holds an 83 Gamerankings (The 90s Metacritic) rating. […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Alundra, More Than Just a Zelda Clone

Go ahead, enter a gaming forum, and search for an action RPG discussion. The Legend of Zelda Series will usually feature a prominent role, couple with more modern titles such as Dark Souls and The Witcher 3. One game, that few, if any mention is 1997’s PlayStation’s Alundra. Alundra is a wonderfully crafted 2-D Action […]