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An examination of Xenogears (Part 2: Punching Things)

(Continued from part 1) So part of what I hoped to convey by talking about the characters last time was just how massive and convoluted the story of Xenogears is, how it has absolutely no editorial spirit, how it is … Continue reading

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An examination of Xenogears (part 1)

Look, for two decades I’ve been trying to beat Xenogears. The trouble is that as I age I increasingly have less and less time for these flawed massive old RPGs I like to obsess over. There are other things in … Continue reading

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Free-Scenario System

SaGa Frontier is perhaps the most Josh RPG I’ve ever played.

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An ending, indeed

I haven’t been writing much lately – a number of things, including but not limited to the worst instances of insomnia that I’ve experienced in my life yet, have left me frequently feeling just kinda tired and demoralized. But these … Continue reading

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True romance

I’ve got a piece up at Beneath the Tangles giving a rundown on some of the 2017 JRPGs I played. Which makes this as good a place as ever to note that my attempt at playing Phantasy Star II crashed … Continue reading

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Actually playing PSII

There hasn’t been much vidya gaming going on these past months; in addition to Real Life stuff, I have too many hobbies to juggle my time with. And given how expensive and time consuming it can be, it’s increasingly fallen … Continue reading

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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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