Tag Archives: JRPG

Yet another dorky FF fanboy post

Back in 2015 near the start of my re-rediscovery of JRPGs, I wrote a ridiculously long post on Final Fantasy XII. Somehow I even managed to weave Charles Norris Cochrane’s analysis of the fall of the Roman Empire and the … Continue reading

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Everything is canon now

So I found myself returning to the original Kingdom Hearts for the first time since it was relatively new. Perhaps it was the need for a palette cleanser after the excellent but admittedly very harrowing NieR: Automata. Perhaps it was … Continue reading

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The Legend of NieR: Gaiden: Automata

[NieR fan art was supposed to go here] NieR: Automata isn’t just a good or even great game; it’s one of those games which makes use of the full potential of the medium in a way that few games do. … Continue reading

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Apocalyptis Noctis (Part II)

(Continued from Part I) The short answer is this: having wrapped up the main story of Final Fantasy XV (but not the gobs and gobs of postgame content), I feel confident in standing by my earlier statement that it’s the … Continue reading

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Apocalyptis Noctis (Part I)

I haven’t been writing much recently; the Holiday season threw me off my game. However, I did manage to write a short piece on Final Fantasy IV for Beneath the Tangles’ 12 Days of Christmas feature. At the risk of … Continue reading

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World of balance

Final Fantasy VI is a beloved game. While its immediate successor was far more popular, and while there have been other entries that have proven more influential, FFVI is always looked back upon as a high watermark in the franchise. … Continue reading

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Assorted

I’m involved in a top 5 JRPGs roundup at Beneath the Tangles. Also I recently rewatched Zootopia and found that my opinion of it has gone up. I found it irksome for being indistinguishable from a Pixar or Dreamworks movie, … Continue reading

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Samurai boogaloo redux

My previous post on Shin Megami Tensei IV found me pretty annoyed at the game. In the meantime I’ve found myself drawn back to it on occasion, which has provoked something of a reconsideration. A lot of my earlier hair-tearing … Continue reading

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DQ VII double post

It looks like my next post at Beneath the Tangles is up. Since its kinda-sorta about Dragon Quest VII, I thought I’d take the opportunity here to give some more thoughts about it as a game. My relationship with the … Continue reading

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Suikoden II

Where to begin? For the past 17 years I’ve heard people rave about Suikoden II as one of the best games they’ve ever played, claims that became increasingly difficult to believe as time went on. Particularly in light of the … Continue reading

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