Secret of Mana: Remembering a Classic SNES J-RPG

Growing up, we always had PlayStations. My first console was the first PlayStation, so I never got to experience the NES or SNES. Of course, I was born in 1992 so I pretty much missed the window anyway, but I still always felt like I missed a huge part of history. When I stumbled upon… Continue reading Secret of Mana: Remembering a Classic SNES J-RPG

Throwback Bit Thursday: Chrono Trigger

If I was asked to mention, or better yet to make a list of the top ten greatest Japanese Role-playing games ever, the number one spot would spark some controversy. Lists of that particular “greatest of all time” kind are always mostly subjective affairs. If someone wants to stand their ground and say that Quest… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Chrono Trigger

The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time

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

Ultima VII: The Black Gate (SNES) Review

Ultima VII: The Black Gate for the SNES is a good port of a classic game from a classic series of games. Ultima was first written in the late 70s on old computers like the Commadore. Every Ultima game was first written for a computer platform and later ported to game consoles. I have played… Continue reading Ultima VII: The Black Gate (SNES) Review

Final Fantasy VI (SNES/PS1) Review: The Greatest JRPG?

The Greatest? While my humble opinion on which Final Fantasy game is the best, is just that; an opinion. I have never made it a secret, that I believe that it is either the 7th, or the 9th installment in the aforementioned series that deserves the highest spot on the list, with Final Fantasy VI… Continue reading Final Fantasy VI (SNES/PS1) Review: The Greatest JRPG?

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

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