Tagged: PSX

Front Mission 3 Retroview

Whatever political upheavals may hit the world, and however dangerous things become, we can remain at ease. That is because giant robots are there to save the day by blowing up stuff real good. Pistols blow down trees!

Blue Forest Story: Kaze no Fuuin Import Review

One needn’t go far in this world to see a green forest. Travel across Europe, and you might even see the Black Forest. Only in the fantasy world of Japan can anybody see a blue forest, however. The question would be, is it worth the effort?

Dragon Warrior VII Retroview

The Dragon Quest series outside Japan was all but extinct, when a new entry for the PlayStation finally revived the brand. This was not the series’ finest hour though, and only those with a great deal of time to sacrifice should ever investigate it. Oh no, not another brown cave! I’m terrified!

Beyond the Beyond Retroview

Camelot made many titles for Sega and Nintendo platforms that are fondly remembered years later. It also made one RPG for a Sony system, and the memories this game prompts seem more at home in a horror movie. Time has not made it any better.
It … wasn’t the worst I’ve played.

Arc the Lad III Retroview

In a world rent asunder and struggling to recapture its former glory, Hunters are needed to keep things from getting too bad. Welcome to the life of one, and get ready to do a lot of jobs in the name of public order – along with sillier reasons.

Guardian’s Crusade Import Retroview

Hush little baby, don’t say a word. Your brave knights gonna whack you a mocking bird. And if that mocking bird don’t croak, brave knight’s gonna climb up a giant oak. And when that brave knight falls head-first, baby’d better catch or his head will burst…

Arc the Lad II Retroview

Most lads aren’t wanted by dangerous megalomaniacs seeking world conquest, but Arc is unique. His second game is a much more varied experience than the first, and worth seeking out by the tactical audience.

Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2 Import Review

The first few drafts of this review did not meet the alchemist’s exacting standards, and were sacrificed in the name of “quality control.” After much fiddling with the recipe proportions, she’s completely satisfied. Hopefully the delay won’t affect her payment.

Arc the Lad Retroview

Plenty of young men get called lads at some point in their early years, but most of them aren’t named Arc. Exactly why he’s a lad is open to question, since his deeds are not childlike in stature.

Brigandine Retroview

When attempting to conquer a continent, having strong soldiers is a must. How the commanders of this game ever got Rocs, Gigantes, Tritons, and Pegasi to be their unquestioning cannon fodder is a story that deserves to be told someday.
My poor mandrake!

Dragon Knights Glorious Retroview

Knights are cool. Dragons are cooler. Putting the two together is often a recipe for awesomeness. With such a winning combination, will the results be any less than glorious? It all depends on what you think about reading, I suppose.

Final Fantasy Tactics Retroview

Which side is the best to root for,
When talking of two Lions at war?
We’d ask Matsuno,
‘Cause he ought to know,
But he said the whole thing’d be a draw.
Round One – Fight!

The Granstream Saga Review

Three hundred years ago thought I might get some sleep, stretched myself out on an antique bed and my spirit did a midnight creep. You know I’ll never sleep no more, to me it seems that it just ain’t wise. Did you ever wake up in the morning, with a Zomby Woof behind your eyes?

Alundra 2 Retroview

He knows where he’s taking me, taking me where I want to be, I’m taking a ride with my best friend. We’re flying high, we’re watching the world pass us by, never want to come down, never want to put my feet back down on the ground. I’m taking a ride with my best friend, I hope he never lets me down again.

Alundra Retroview

Ah can’t you see me standin’ here I got my back against the record machine, I ain’t the worst that you’ve seen, oh can’t you see what I mean? I might as well jump, might as well jump, go ahead and jump, go ahead and jump!

Community Pom Retroview

In this world of strife, misery, and unhappiness, a Pom needs a place where everybody knows its name. Where they’re always glad it came. Will foreign players find themselves as welcome in this game? They will if they like saccharine cuteness.

Eithéa Import Review

There was once a wonderful time, long ago, when a console had so many RPG titles that one couldn’t keep track of them all. So many games both good and bad fell through the cracks. So which one is this?