I think the best word to describe Valkyrie Profile is "unique." You're unlikely to play another RPG like it and both sequels to the game (arguably both prequels) don't play anything like it or each other.
Posted on 29 April, 2013 at 9:54PM
Posted on 16 April, 2013 at 06:15AM
Released initially for the 3DS as part of the Guild01 project in Japan Crimson Shroud has since been released on its own in both Japan and abroad. Directed by Yasumi Matsuno (Director of Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together and Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen) it is a somewhat traditional RPG that pays great homage to tabletop RPGs such as Dungeon and Dragons or Shadowrun.
Posted on 21 March, 2013 at 10:19PM
Lufia 2 was one of the last and greatest RPGs released for the Super Nintendo.
Posted on 6 January, 2013 at 01:56AM
2013! My first article of the year! It's also my first commissioned article! Thanks to Oblivion for asking me to take a closer look at one of the games I enjoyed in my youth!
Posted on 26 November, 2012 at 07:33AM
"The body is but a vessel for the soul, a puppet which bends to the soul's tyranny. And lo, the body is not eternal, for it must feed on the flesh of others, lest it return to the dust from whence it came.Therefore must the soul deceive, despise and murder men."
This here is just about my favourite game of all time. I mean, I'm not very good at picking favourites but this is probably it. That said, I'm well aware of the fact that this game isn't for everyone and so for those of you who haven't played it I'm going to try to give you a good idea of whether or not it's worth hunting down/downloading.
Released by Squaresoft in 2000 for the Playstation Vagrant Story is a game unlike many others. It's essentially a dungeon crawler with a unusually complex combat system. This is backed with a well told story with top notch presentation and great audio and visuals. Whether or not you appreciate (or even understand) the combat system will determine if you find the game to be a tedious chore or a rewarding challenge so I'm going to go into a fair bit of detail on it but first! Let's talk about the rest of it.
Posted on 15 July, 2012 at 09:27AM
I feel like gushing on good writing.
I have a distant memory of my older brother and a cousin-of-similar-age-to-my-brother looking through a thick book. It said 'Rulebook' on the front, but had very interesting cover art. The two of them seemed to think it was the coolest thing ever. I asked if I could read it, but of course, being the little brother, I wasn't allowed to. I wasn't cool enough, apparently. (how can someone tell if someone else is cool enough? Is there a unit of measurement...?)
Posted on 1 June, 2012 at 6:08PM
Sometimes, things work out just right.
You can slave away on a project for months, and it'll only come out 'merely okay'. Pour your heart and soul into it, and it'll be recieved as strictly normal. That's always a possibility of the world. Just how it goes.
But then sometimes, it all just works perfect. The right people working on the right things at the right times with the right help. It all comes together into something amazing.
Such is what I like to think is the c
Posted on 22 March, 2012 at 11:17PM
I typically like to write about older games. Games that were made in the heyday of the medium, before it became a cashcow that had decisions being made by bearucratic publishers rather than by trained game developers. (not to cast too negative a light on the state of modern gaming) I feel that there's usually more.... Soul. More love, more passion, more tiny details put into the games of old. Little things that don't really contribute to the gameplay at all, but are there just because someone cared about the game enough to throw in a little something extra.
The game we're featuring today, however, is from this century. More notably, this decade! (at time of writing) Even MORE heinous than that, it was released late 2011! (November 1 2011, if I must be precise.)
But you know how it is with these retro-themed games. Some of them manage to capture that ol' classic gaming spirit so well that they could easily go alongside anything made for the SNES, Genesis, DOS or NES or whatever fancy dangle you kids play these days.
So here I am talking about something that's probably even newer than your last haircut. Today's focus is; To The Moon.