Tag Archive | 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 […]

Retrodragon Reviews Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

I play JRPG’s. It’s my thing. Specifically on consoles, although lately I’ve been trying my hand at some PSP gaming (unsuccessfully). But every once in a while I get this weird craving to start fresh. To feel free from the trappings of the traditional JRPG gaming mold and go wherever I want, do whatever I […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]