Grandia 2 Review

I hate bad voice acting. Grandia 2 has bad voice acting. I love Grandia 2. It may defy logic, but I do believe that voice acting can become so bad that it circles around again and becomes campy and wonderful. If you played the first Grandia game, you’ve probably already experienced this effect. Read more →

Final Fantasy 6 Review

Final Fantasy 6 is one of the games that destroyed my life. Whereas I was on track to be a productive member of society, this game became such an obsession that I neglected schoolwork growing up. It’s amayzing I turnd out soh smart, rilly. Read more →

1080 Snowboarding Review

Snowboarding is one of the many methods fate has used in her never-ending quest to ultimately murder me. Given such a checkered history between the two of us, I was forced to get my lust for frostbite and blinding amounts of the color white out of my system through alternate, less hazardous means. Ten-Eighty Snowboarding is my go-to cure for when the desire to hurdle myself down a mountain strikes, which is only slightly less frequently than when the desire to throw other people down a mountain strikes. Read more →

Fire Emblem Review

The seventh game in the Fire Emblem franchise, Fire Emblem was the first that American audiences were able to experience without having to jump through the flaming hoops of fan translation. Read more →

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review

It goes down a little something like this: a scene unfolds, during which you, the player, supposedly witness the moment of murder. It’s always murder, by the way. Every case ends up being a murder trial because the world of Phoenix Wright is apparently populated by sociopaths, all of whom possess a penchant for extensive cover-ups to match their outrageously manic-depressive tendencies. Anyway, whatever your preconceptions are from the scene you’re shown, forget them. What you see is never the real story. Read more →

Final Fantasy 8 Review

Deep down inside, I really want to systematically smother the population of the world to death with a pillow. A little deeper, though, is a part of me that loves love stories, and that’s exactly why I’ve beaten this game over a dozen times. In fact, I’ve probably played through this game in its entirety more than 50 times over the years, sometimes beginning a new playthrough immediately after finishing. There’s something about the balance that Final Fantasy 8 strikes between the old and new that I find intoxicating. Read more →

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