Going back to its roots. Continue reading “Retrospective – The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past (SNES)”
A New Era of Mario Continue reading “Retrospective – Super Mario World”
The Game That Taught Us Community Continue reading “Retrospective – Animal Crossing (GCN)”
The entire concept of Chrono Trigger might seem odd at first glance. Composed of the developmental “dream team” of Hironobu Sakaguchi (the Final Fantasy creator), Akira Toriyama (popular manga artist), and Yuji Horii (the Dragon Quest creator), you have to wonder how in the world these three even got together to propose such a crazy idea. Not only that, but the story was one revolving around time-travel. Do those plots ever work well? Could this ragtag group of video game influencers really pull it off? Continue reading “Retrospective – Chrono Trigger (SNES)”
In 2002, Capcom decided it was finally time to give this fan-favorite swordsman his own game series. Continue reading “Retrospective – Mega Man Zero (GBA)”
What can be said about this game that hasn’t already been said? Continue reading “Retrospective – Earthbound (SNES)”
Dragon Quest: Your Story was released in Japanese theaters on August 2nd, 2019 to huge fanfare. The core of the movie’s plot is directly lifted from Dragon Quest V, which is commonly considered to be one of the most popular entries in the long-running series. The unique aspect of this story is in how it follows the main character from birth, emphasizing how specific events have affected this hero and how he relates to the grand narrative at hand. It is a phenomenally personal story amidst a semi-standard “save-the-world” plotline, especially with its focus on the importance of family.
A listing for Dragon Quest: Your Story was put up on Netflix a few months back to much confusion. The distribution rights in Japan itself were on pause due to a potential lawsuit involving a decades-old novelization of the game’s story and names that were used within. Not only that, but the idea that a Dragon Quest film – a franchise that hasn’t exactly been the most popular in the west – would be localized and distributed through a streaming network? It seemed far-fetched; yet, on February 13th, 2020, many fans’ wishes came true as Dragon Quest: Your Story was released with an English dub.
But is it any good? Does it give lie to the idea that most gaming movie adaptations are garbage? Or is it able to stand apart from what has become the norm and be special in its own right? Continue reading “Dragon Quest: Your Story (Movie Review)”
Warriors games tend to have a reputation for painful repetition and boring gameplay; could the style and pizazz of the Persona 5 coat of paint be enough to make this game worth it? Continue reading “Persona 5 Scramble Demo Impressions”
Mega Man Legends was ahead of its time. Continue reading “Retrospective: Mega Man Legends (PSOne)”
It is 2010. Nintendo has just unveiled their successor to the Nintendo DS, appropriately titled, “Nintendo 3DS.” What are we to think of this bizarre handheld, boasting a glasses-free 3D experience? Wasn’t Nintendo’s previous experiences with 3D gaming pretty terrible? Why is the price point just as high as the Wii when it was first released? Continue reading “Retrospective: Nintendo 3DS”