Tag: rpg

Review: Secret of Evermore

What happens if you take a group of rookie game developers from America and task them with making the next big Japanese-style action RPG? The answer is simple; Secret of Evermore. The story behind this game is legendary. Reeling off of the success of Secret of Mana, Squaresoft wanted to release a similar game in the US as quickly as...

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Review: Phantasy Star IV – The End of the Millennium

At long last I have completed my playthrough for the final entry in the Phantasy Star series! It took quite a bit longer than I anticipated, but I’m proud to say I have finished Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium and I have plenty of thoughts to share. If you’re a regular reader, you probably know that I’m a...

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Review: Phantasy Star II

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost three years since I reviewed the original Phantasy Star. Right around the time for that review, the game was re-released under the Sega Ages banner for the Nintendo Switch. This re-release featured an enhanced version of the original game with a few quality-of-life updates included. I was quite impressed with the treatment...

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Review: Wasteland

I started my RPG catch-up project a little over a year ago. In that time, I’ve covered a number of retro RPG titles. One of the highlights of this project so far were my reviews of the Bard’s Tale Trilogy. As someone who grew up playing the Wizardry franchise, Bard’s Tale was an absolute blast from the past. It only...

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Review: Dragon Quest

When it comes to RPG games, there’s typically two different categories that tend to come to mind. Western-style RPGs and Japanese-style RPGs. Generally speaking, western RPGs are typically stat-heavy games that draw their inspiration from tabletop classics like Dungeons & Dragons. Good examples of western RPGs are games like Ultima and Wizardry.  Recently, I posted reviews for The Bard’s Tale...

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