Omikron: The Nomad Soul is a lot like the Titanic, so incredible and awe-inspiringly awesome at first that you tell yourself that it could never sink. Then Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” starts playing on repeat, and you shrug it off, sure that it’ll stop eventually. It never does. Soon you’re desperately clutching at denial, telling yourself that things will eventually become brilliant like the beginning while the boat capsizes and random passengers are thrown off into the icy water. Eventually, as you look down at the hundreds of frozen corpses, many cut into small pieces on the propeller blades of your once-magnificent ship, you realize what you should have known the whole time—this wasn’t as fun of a trip as it was supposed to be. Read more →
Check out the review of the game here: Chrono Trigger Review
Chrono Trigger is not only one of the best games ever made for any system ever, but it also has the most memorable art style. Not one of the most memorable art styles, but the most. Like… of all games, ever. Playing through this game once means remembering the sprites and areas forever, and playing through it 500+ times like I have means having it burned into your brain to the point where you hallucinate Chrono Trigger sprites in real life. It’s becoming a serious problem.
If you’re wondering why all the characters are leveled up so high, it’s a New Game + playthrough. Everyone is leveled to the highest level and I’ve got pretty much every item in the entire game. Because love. Read more →
Legend of Legaia is a game that I went into with some skepticism, mostly due to my love-hate relationship with JRPG games. My opinions of JRPG games tend to be extreme, bordering between mouth-frothing psychosis that makes me want to burn down an orphanage and the kind of fanatical love that also turns into violence when people don’t share my opinion. Basically, the genre makes me hurt people. Read more →
Check out the review of the game here: Legend of Legaia Review
Most people have never heard of Legend of Legaia, which is too bad because it’s really a good game. Definitely not the best that the original Playstation has to offer, but it’s still a solid jRPG that fans of the genre should check out. There’s a lot to love, from Noa’s amusing lack of social awareness arising from being raised by a wolf to a unique battle system that’s a mix between a fighting game and an RPG. Read more →
Arma is an experience that teeters somewhere between gleeful joy and nail-biting, toaster-throwing frustration. If you can’t handle being shot in the head repeatedly as you load and reload a save, trying to get through a single realistic mission while occasionally looking up at heaven and thanking every deity with a name that you never enrolled in the military given your obvious bullet magnetism, then this game probably isn’t your cup of tea. If, however, you’re willing to fight through all of that in order to experience the rush (and there’s no other way to describe it) of taking out an entire camp of soldiers in the dead of night and surviving against all odds—several deaths and reloads aside—then this game will undoubtedly be your everything. It may be more likely to explode you with a tank than it is to hold your hand, but there’s no denying that overcoming its punishing difficulty is a lot of fun in the end. Read more →