My first impression upon starting the Portal Knights demo was that it felt a lot like Minecraft with RPG elements. The game is described as a sandbox RPG, and the world is split up into a bunch of randomly-generated islands, though the demo only had us exploring one island after I spent a good deal of time customizing my character’s appearance and choosing between a class of Warrior, Ranger, and Mage.Continue reading Portal Knights: Demo Review
It feels like the GameCube era of games falls into an odd middle ground where they’re just old enough that getting your hands on them is hard, but they’re also too new to be included on Virtual Console or the Switch’s online service. So when I saw that the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles HD remake was on sale on the PS4, I jumped at the chance to buy it. (My other reason is for recording the game for YouTube. GameCube games also tend to be difficult to record, considering they aren’t HDMI-compatible.) Having not played the game for 15 years, this recent playthrough opened my eyes to the fact that…I know surprisingly little about this game, despite having beaten it multiple times.Continue reading Crystal Chronicles: Have I Been Playing All Wrong?
World of Final Fantasy is a game I’ve had a passing interest in for the last couple of years, even though I knew nothing about it, except for the vague notion that it featured Final Fantasy characters from across the franchise. It wasn’t until quite recently, however, that I decided to check out the “Dungeon Demo”, which enlightened me to the fact that this game seems to be a mix of Final Fantasy and Pokemon.Continue reading World of Final Fantasy: Demo Review
As I peruse the demos currently available on the PlayStation Store, I am bombarded with a staggering number of similar looking RPGs. Typically a genre that consumes a whole lot of one’s time, RPGs are kind of a big commitment, and so it makes sense to check out the demo first in order to decide if this is a game I want to spend a lot of time with. One such RPG that stood out to me was Earthlock.Continue reading Earthlock: Demo Review
G’day, folks, in recent times, I have taken to downloading free demos as a means to experience a greater variety of games without having to pay for something I may not end up liking. (Y’know, the very reason demos exist.) Being someone who adores animals, especially those of the feline variety, it was no wonder that Cat Quest was my first choice, a bright and colorful RPG starring, well, little cartoon cats. Please note that this review is based on my experience with the demo only and not the full game.Continue reading Cat Quest: Demo Review
Today we begin our playthrough of the PS4 remaster of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, an action RPG where one must collect myrrh in order to protect our village from the deadly miasma.
As a big fan of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PS3, it was only a matter of time before I discovered that there was actually an earlier version of the game for the DS called Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn. Unfortunately, this version of the game was only released in Japan, with the reasoning I had heard being the fact that this game requires a physical copy of the Wizard’s Companion, a book that is included in a digital format with the PS3 release. On the upside, fans have created an English translation of the game, which I recently watched on YouTube thanks to YouTuber Alice N Asgard. So what’s the difference between the two games, you might be asking? Well, you’re in luck, because that’s the exact focus of today’s post!Continue reading Ni no Kuni for the DS vs. PS3 – What’s the Difference?
More often than not, a game with an interesting art style is a surefire way to grab my attention. While this is most certainly not the only criteria one should consider when perusing their gaming options, it has also led me to such interesting titles as Okami, GRIS, and Cuphead, all of which are excellent games in their own right. Another such game was Child of Light, whose pink-haired protagonist immediately caught my notice. Interest piqued, I originally passed this game up on the Wii U because of the console’s limited hard drive space, only to end up buying it for the slightly more spacious Switch. Continue reading Child of Light: An Excellent RPG for Those Pressed for Time
I recently had the immense pleasure of playing through a truly spectacular RPG, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This game excelled in storytelling and characters you could really feel attached to. The graphics were beautiful. And the music, well, it all fit perfectly in this amazing world and served to enhance something that was already truly special. Behold, my top five songs from Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Continue reading Top Songs from Ni no Kuni
Lately, I have really begun to lose my affection for RPGs, a genre I used to love after discovering how amazing they could be thanks to my first playthroughs of Square’s Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy X. Those games were truly special and introduced me to some complex and deep stories and characters I could really fall in love with (but not in that way, you silly people!). For this reason, I came to look to Square Enix for good RPGs, I found myself, nevertheless, underwhelmed with the release of FFXII and FFXIII. While I did have a lot of fun checking out some of the old RPGs, like FFVI and FFIX, I still had quite a bit of trouble finding any good new games of the genre, and as my schedule became busier, I also had less desire to spend such a huge quantity of time on a whole category of games that, in general, felt slow-paced and tedious.
That all changed when I was first introduced to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on the gaming blog, RPG Square. Something about it caught my interest, and I ended up finding it at Wal-Mart when I was in possession of a gift card. And yet, at the same time, I must admit that my initial impression of the game was a bit reluctant. I didn’t know about the cartoony style of graphics (I know, I’m a snob sometimes), and when I saw the creature on the cover (who turned out to be Mr. Drippy), I thought, oh, no, not another cutesy sidekick. Continue reading The (Tidy) Return of the Old RPGs