Learning to love Dragon Quest as a devout Final Fantasy Fan

With the latest trailer Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary, I thought it'd be a great opportunity to repost this blog entry I wrote a few months back! (now that I  actually have a few readers)  Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIiUFmB_TWw The first time I ever witnessed the opening to Final Fantasy VII my mind was blown. [...]

The Music of Revelations: Persona

With the announcement of Persona 3 Dancing Moon Light / Persona 5 Dancing Star Night, it’s a perfect opportunity to talk about the wonderful music of Persona and the creative forces behind it. We've come a long way since the release of 1995's Revelations: Persona for the PlayStation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAgr6wtJOuw&t=2420s Megami Ibunroku Persona was developed by [...]

Can Evangelion 3.00+1.00 live up to expectations?

5 years later and I still can’t believe how incredibly pissed off I am about Evangelion: 3.0. After so many years and one, Hideaki Anno directed Godzilla film later, we've finally gotten some news regarding Evangelion 3.0+1.0. in the form of a new poster. The thing is, while I'm definitely going to watch 3.0+1.0 the [...]

The intense reverence of the old trilogy is ruining modern Star Wars films

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to write stories based on your favorite characters and stories. Who doesn’t love a good piece of fan fiction ever now and then? Unless of course, you’re a multi-billion-dollar corporation who happens to own Star Wars. Then it's just embarrasing. As excited as I was when the new trilogy was [...]

From Gameboy to the Super Nintendo: An evolution of Kirby’s copy abilities

When you think of Kirby, the first thing that comes to mind is his iconic ability to suck up enemies and take their power. It's a simple yet effective gameplay mechanic that has held strong for over 25 years. But it's evolution wasn't necessarily linear. When taking a closer look through Kirby's long history, it [...]