Tag Archives: Konami

Becoming a Suikoden superfan

I am already playing Suikoden II. Part of this is because the original Suikoden is a rather short RPG. But another part is because somewhere, in the middle of it, my opinion switched from, “this is a solid game, but … Continue reading

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Diamond Dogs

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an interesting failure. Or at least its greatness is inextricably tangled up in its badness. Its ambition and craftsmanship is as breathtaking as its vices are frustrating. True to the game’s subtitle … Continue reading

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