Tag: rpg

Review: Vagrant Story

This is it! The final review in my RPG Catch-Up Project! For those of you that are not in the loop, this means that I’ve finally played and reviewed every title on my shortlist of RPGs prior to the PS2/GameCube era. Yes, there’s still a handful of retro RPG titles that I haven’t touched yet. (And we’ll cover those at...

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Review: Golden Sun

This is a review that took a little bit longer to complete than I originally intended. I’ve had Golden Sun on my short list for quite some time. But rumors of its impending release on Nintendo Switch Online kept me from dusting off the physical copy I had stored away. Every time I came close to giving in and popping...

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Review: Icewind Dale (Enhanced Edition)

Can you believe it has been six years since I reviewed the first three “Infinity Engine” games; Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, and Planescape Torment? It doesn’t seem that long ago. For the longest time, these titles were mostly forgotten by everyone except for CRPG enthusiasts. Then, earlier this year the third entry in the Baldur’s Gate saga was released…...

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Review: Chrono Cross

Ever since I played Chrono Trigger earlier this year, I’ve been extremely curious to see just how Square was going to try to top that experience. For me, Chrono Trigger represented the peak of 16-bit era JRPGs. It had all of the elements that I look for in an RPG and it delivered them with flawless perfection. With that in...

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Review: Chrono Trigger

One of the best things about starting this website and tackling my game backlog is being able to play some really amazing games that I missed out on the first time around. Yes, I know it’s considered blasphemy by many, but until I sat down to play it for this review, Chrono Trigger was one of those games. Why is...

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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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