Tag Archive | console gaming

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Retro Review: The Granstream Saga

Every once in a while I discover a game that is just so perfectly Retro, it deserves almost immediate attention. It’s been a long time since I discovered a truly retro rpg that I haven’t already played. So when I found a copy of The Granstream Saga at a used games store for a measly […]

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 […]

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 […]