As part of confronting his insecurities, Jervon Perkins revisited the Xenosaga trilogy. A decade after first playing the games, he learns an important lesson about self-esteem and self-confidence.
A stitch in time saves nine, but a miscalculated alchemic formula can create a blast from the past. Is time on Judie’s side, or will it all eventually go to waste?
What happens when representatives of numerous companies get tossed together in a crossover title? There is no one correct answer to this question, except when Idea Factory enters the mix, and then the result is foreordained.
Hot, hotter, hottest: that’s how hot it is!
The deck is already stacked against any game with a lead named Mouse. It’s telling that the hero’s name is among the less objectionable things in this title. These characters are KANON.
When building upon a good idea, it’s always necessary to know one’s limits. How much is too much of a good thing, after all? Sure, the results could be awesome, but they could just as easily be gilding the lily.
Some series are able to flit between genres successfully. Arc the Lad did not prove to be one of them, and this game helps explain why the series hasn’t been seen in a long time.
Humans and Deimos are on a collision course, with both sides seeking to draw blood forevermore. The resulting game does a lot of things right, but never addresses what happened to Phobos in this naming convention.
There once was a man named Caim, who took to riding a dragon through the skies, slaughtering thousands of imperial peons in his path. He never gets tired of killing the teeming masses, but those who experience his game might. Watch the blood spurt.
One might be forgiven for thinking that a man forced to kill hundreds in his path while constantly expressing a lack of confidence in this procedure just might exhibit mental degradation. If such a trait is in Nowe’s character, it never surfaces. Oh, NOW you’re back, Eris?
The usual response when confronted with a dark cloud would be to seek cover and hope for the best. In this case it would seem running right into the maelstrom is the recommended course of action.
I’m a grumpy guy, apparently.
Getting caught under a cloud that keeps raining isn’t much fun, but at least jumping in puddles can be entertaining. Some dark clouds offer even fewer chances for good times.
What’s that, you wanted FEWER than fifteen floors for the first dungeon? Ha ha ha ha!
The Final Fantasy series’ last showing on PS2 took five years and tens of millions of dollars (converted) to finish. How well that time was spent is entirely subjective, but the money’s there on the screen. No Bosch as lead – it got the kibosh.
People try to put it down (talkin’ bout this game), just because it’s been around (talkin’ bout this game), things it does look real pretty (talkin’ bout this game), I hope it dies before it gets old (talkin’ bout this game). This isn’t my generation, baby!
Some boys roam and some boys know that that’s alright with us, if they can’t raise some interest then we’ll have to let them be, some boys try and some boys lie but we don’t let them play, only boys that save their pennies make our rainy day! Cause we are living in a material world, and we are material girls! Madonna should’ve had a song in here.
The journey of Alfina to fulfill her Communicator duties while Yuki flies around the world is not compelling in the slightest. Fortunately, it does not have to be, for killing the denizens of the world is constantly captivating, as this review demonstrates.
Remember when it was Xciting to be Xtreme? Read this Xhiliratingly Xpressive review, and reflect on the Xtinguishing of Grandia’s Xcellent Xtreme phase.
Gust sings the Melody of Metafalica, and we can only listen — and review Nippon Ichi’s newest RPG/visual novel.
Another RPGamer staff member has decided give his opinion on one of the PlayStation 2’s last RPGs. We just can’t let the system go.
Atlus loves the PS2. Atlus also loves tactical RPGs. Is its combination of the two a healthy pink or a deadly poison?
Accepted into an academy for learning magic, Lillet Blan quickly finds herself surrounded by a number of students and teachers with their own plans and aspirations, most of which typically go beyond simply learning or teaching magic.