Editorials

Retroreview: Breath of Fire III

The epic saga of Ryu the dragon boy and his angelic winged companion has been retold now five different times in the Breath of Fire Capcom rpg series. But for some reason, while it might have become drab to see so many ideas rehashed in each iteration, it instead becomes more engaging. The fishing mini-games […]

The Next-Gen RPG Roundup

This is the last few days of our current gen consoles being the “top of the line” hardware. In only a few short months I’ll be firing up my shiny new PS4 and dreaming about FFXV. The marriage of the Playstation and Playstation 2 with JRPG’s has been one of the major reasons I have […]

Why FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Is The Most Exciting Game of 2013 (for me anyway)

It’s only days away. I’ve already pre-purchased and installed the game, scoured the internet for information about what class I’m going to play, and studied up on the crafting system, gathering, fishing, and battles to the point that I’m just frothing at the mouth to start up my first few minutes. I even set my […]

My Perfect RPG

I’ve been cruising through my backlog lately, and between grinding levels in Persona 2, trying to maximize my additions in Legend of Dragoon, starting a speed run in FFVII, and attempting to get to level 100 on Disc 2 in FFVIII, I have to say that I am in desperate need of a new, fresh […]

A Book Review?! Has Retrodragon Gone Crazy?

This blog is about video games. Past console RPG’s in particular. They are my number one hobby, and probably always will be, until either I complete them all (this will never happen) or my cats murder me (this is the more likely option). But I am forced to step outside of my area of focus […]

Final Fantasy XI: Retro MMO

I consider myself a well-rounded gaming nerd. And proudly so. But recently I realized that an incredibly important branch of nerd-dom was completely outside of my realm of understanding: MMO’s. Growing up on console rpg’s, I have for a long time been completely convinced that story and character driven role playing was the cream of […]

Going Platinum

When the trophy system came out on the PS3 I remember observing it from a distance thinking, man, what a stupid idea. This will never catch on. Why in the world would people who like gaming, spend extra time doing monotonous tasks, or replaying a completed title just to get some stupid little icon that […]