Top 5 Best JRPGs For The PlayStation 2 According To Metacritic

We’ve already covered the first half of the top ten JRPGs for the PlayStation as well as the second half according to Metacritic. This week, we are going to be looking at the top 5 JRPGs for the PlayStation 2 based on Metascores. Like the PlayStation, the PlayStation 2 had some powerhouse JRPGs so let’s… Continue reading Top 5 Best JRPGs For The PlayStation 2 According To Metacritic

Throwback Bit Thursday: Tales of Legendia

The Tales series, against all odds, remains one of the few long running J-RPG series still standing tall on home consoles. With 17 main entries, some titles will receive more of a spotlight than others. One title that is not often talked about when discussing the series is the PS2’s Tales of Legendia. Personally, Legendia… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Tales of Legendia

Throwback Bit Thursday: Suikoden IV

The Suikoden series. The mere mention of the name “Suikoden” will draw hardcore JRPG fans out of the woods, and into epic ramblings about how great the first two titles were. Personally, the third iteration of the series remains my favorite one.   Suikoden V would end up being the last title in the long running… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Suikoden IV

Throwback Bit Thursday: Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time

I have been a fan of the Star Ocean series since Star Ocean (2): The Second Story on the PlayStation 1. Since then, I have played a few more entries, as the series has lost some of its appeal lately (at least to me). I have Star Ocean: The Last Hope to blame for my… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time

My Love Letter to Dark Cloud: One of the Greatest RPGs Ever

With the sad news that developer Level-5 is leaving North America and my hopes for Dark Cloud 3 dashed, I wanted to take a look back at Dark Cloud. Sharing my love and experience with this game, I highly recommend it to fans looking for a classic RPG, which was my favorite PS2 game. Despite some heartbreak during… Continue reading My Love Letter to Dark Cloud: One of the Greatest RPGs Ever

Throwback Bit Thursday: Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, might just be the best PlayStation 2 JRPG that almost no one ever played. In fact, in terms of its plot, it might just be one of the best JRPGs ever, period. The 2003 game, is the sixth installment in the legendary Arc the Lad series. The series… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

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… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy IX

Throwback Bit Thursday: Shadow of the Colossus

It feels strange to write about Shadow of the Colossus as a “Throwback” game. Just this year, I played through its brilliant remake (Developed by Bluepoint). But Shadow of the Colossus turned 15 years old this month, and two console generations have passed us by in the meantime, thus making the PlayStation 2’s technical marvel,… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Shadow of the Colossus

Throwback Bit Thursday: Grandia III

14 years after Grandia III (PS2), and we never got Grandia IV. We might have to blame the aforementioned 3rd iteration of the franchise (I refuse to acknowledge Grandia Xtreme’s existence) for the death of the series. True, the JRPG genre in general, peaked in the late 90’s and early 00’s, then gradually declined back… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Grandia III

The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time

The PlayStation as we know it, might not have existed if Sega had partnered up with Sony when it had the chance.

Editor’s foreword: There are two separate rankings listed: The official ranking which is the ‘NER’ ranking, and the Personal Ranking. The entire list is mostly subjective, as quality of games and my experiences with said games are the biggest deciding factor in terms of ranking. However, the NER ranking takes many other things into consideration,… Continue reading The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time