Playstation 2 Reviews

Retroreview: Wizardry Tale of the Forsaken Land

One of the primary reasons that the Playstation 2 is my all time favorite console is the sheer number of role playing games that were released on it. It’s astounding that after playing rpg’s for over fifteen years on a variety of consoles, I could still walk into a used game shop and discover an […]

Retro Review: .hack // INFECTION

In the early 2000’s, a very unique game series came out that began to do something previously unheard of: create a series of rpg’s with direct sequels. .hack//INFECTION was the first game in the .hack series (pronounced “dot hack”), which is a four part sequential game series that all star the main protagonist Kite, and […]

Retro Review: Xenosaga Episode II: Junseits von Gut and Bose

“To Be Continued” was the last phrase on my TV as I finally cleared the finishing minutes of the most annoying rpg that I have ever felt compelled to play to completion. Xenosaga Episode 2, the second game for the Playstation 2 in a three game series manages to compel suckers, not unlike myself, into […]

Retro Review: Xenosaga Episode 1: Der Wille zur Macht

“Der Wille zur Macht” is a German phrase that literally means “the will to power” and is a reference to something that Nietzsche wrote about. What that was I have absolutely no idea. But it does make for an impressive subtitle to a game that does everything it can to win the hearts of those […]