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. … Continue reading Learning to love Dragon Quest as a devout Final Fantasy Fan

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Thoughts on the Destiny 2 beta

I’ve been trying to stay fairly in the dark about Destiny 2 since its announcement. While the original wasn’t able to live up to my expectations, it was a decent game with great art direction and solid gunplay. The endgame grind would eventually kill my interest in the game, but I don’t regret my time … Continue reading Thoughts on the Destiny 2 beta

The state of Japanese PC ports

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a push by Japanese publishers to bring more of their games to the PC. An unexpected move given the relatively unimportant position PCs hold in the Japanese gaming industry. But the long tail potential, thanks largely in part to Steam, might have influenced publishers to rethink their strategies … Continue reading The state of Japanese PC ports

Monster Hunter World of Salt

Look, I’m just as disappointed as anyone that Monster Hunter XX’s localization wasn’t announced at e3. But the hatred spewing from the Monster Hunter community is just insane. People are so up in arms, saying how MHW is nothing but a casual and westernized take on the series we love. But the community’s reaction is … Continue reading Monster Hunter World of Salt

Why the hell do I still care about Trophies?!

A couple days ago, I got around to finally getting the platinum trophy in Bloodborne. As the notification for my 19th platinum popped up, I wondered, what was the point in all of this? Why do I still care about trophies when none of my friends do? It’s a question I find myself often asking … Continue reading Why the hell do I still care about Trophies?!

Gaming Memories: Vanillaware

After playing Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir for the PlayStation 4 earlier this year and being so impressed by it, it really got me thinking about my personal history with the developer, Vanillaware. The first time I ever became aware of the company was way back when my brother purchased the original Odin Sphere for the PlayStation … Continue reading Gaming Memories: Vanillaware

How Overwatch rekindled my love for the online first person shooter

There was once a time when Halo 2’s online multiplayer dominated my life. Not since the original StarCraft, had I been so deeply engrossed in online multiplayer. I remember the first thing I would do after getting back from school was rushing over to my Xbox and hopping right onto Xbox Live. The memories of … Continue reading How Overwatch rekindled my love for the online first person shooter