Tag Archive | retroreview

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Retro Review: Final Fantasy VIII

Retro Review: Final Fantasy VIII

In 1999, after introducing thousands of fans to the rpg genre through the massive commercial success of Final Fantasy VII, Squaresoft (known as Square Enix today) published its eighth entry in the popular Final Fantasy series, a game that has unfortunately become known by many rpg’ers as the “black sheep” of the franchise. And undeservedly […]