Tag: rpg

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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Review: The Bard’s Tale – Tales of the Unknown

It’s no secret that I’m a lifelong fan of RPGs (CRPGs in particular). And yes, when I say “lifelong”, I mean it. The very first PC game I ever played was Castle Adventure – an unusual ASCII-art game from the MS DOS era. Despite it’s simplicity, that game kindled a firestorm of obsession that still rages to this day. These days,...

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