Posts Tagged ‘RPG’

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Beginning of The End: Review of “Phantasy Star IV: The End of The Millenium”

October 15, 2009
I really need to be more genre-savvy...

Good lord, spandex overload!

In terms of video games, I sometimes feel like I am a very sheltered gamer. Switching to and forth between a Gameboy game, then switching to a SNES Game and then finally switching to a Gameboy Advance game, and the cycle starts again, but I say no more! No more shall I turn to familiar namesakes and boldly go into the unknown and review something entirely different from another system! Which, thanks to the advice of malachitedragon, I have decided to review this game known as “Phantasy IV: The End of The Millenium”*

(*: To some die-hard Phantasy fans, this is known as Phantasy Star: The Apology, due to the third installment being pretty much forgotten about.)

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God Is A Teenage Boy: Review of “Terranigma”

September 29, 2009
Really, God is a teenage boy

Really, God is a teenage boy

Terranigma is a game that was released on the Super Nintendo that was developed by Quintet, which was published by Enix (now SquareEnix) and Nintendo subsequently released the English, French, German, and Spanish languages in PAL Territories, which quite simply put, this game was not released Stateside. It is also the Spiritual Successor of Illusion of Gaia which is ALSO the Spiritual Successor of SoulBlazer. Still with me?

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Top Five: Overly Used RPG Cliches (in order of predictability)

September 24, 2009

You’ve all seen them. You’ve all witnessed them, and at some point, you went even as far as saying, “Wait, this all feels like Deja-Vu” as you were playing. From Severe Memory Loss to Item Crafting, RetroviewActive looks at the Top Ten Overly Used RPG Cliche’s of all time. Buckle up, because this is going to get horribly clich├ęd.

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Even Then, I Still Suck at Tactical Games: Review of “Treasure Hunter G”

September 18, 2009
I wonder what the G stands for.

I wonder what the G stands for.

Treasure Hunter G for the SNES is a turn-based tactical RPG that was made by Sting Entertainment released in 1996. It was later re-released into Nintendo’s Virtual Console for the Wii in Japan during the year 2007 and was published by Square(who would later become Square Enix)

Treasure Hunter G tells of a story of a man known as Brown G who is most widely known for telling tall tales and hunting for rare treasures who later disappears off the face of the earth and must later be found by his sons, Red and Blue G. They are later accompanied by a little girl by the name of Rain and a highly intelligent monkey named Ponga and are later thrust into saving the world because someone got too curious (See Sealed Evil In A Can for more) Read the rest of this entry ?

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16-Bit Plot: Review of “Tales Of Phantasia”

September 14, 2009

Title Screen

Title Screen of Tales of Phantasia

Tales of Phantasia for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is an immersive RPG that has addicting gameplay with a fantastic story that will keep you hooked. Originally released for the SNES in 1995, this was the first of the Tales RPG Series and was later remade into three different systems. Read the rest of this entry ?