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

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

Breath of Fire IV (PS1) Review

Many publications out there claim that Breath of Fire IV is at best an average RPG. I personally found the game to be surprisingly good. Most of the complaints from the publications centered on the fact that Breath of Fire IV was too similar to other entries in the series. Since I had never played… Continue reading Breath of Fire IV (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