Fire Emblem Awakening Fire Emblem Awakening

Fire Emblem Awakening

Fire Emblem Awakening was released in North America in 2013 on the 3DS.  I had never played a Fire Emblem game before and I thought it was about time I give one a try.  My favorite types of games are RPGs and turned based especially.  Because Awakening is...

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I Just Beat: Project X Zone I Just Beat: Project X Zone

I Just Beat: Project X Zone

If you judge Project X Zone by its cover, you'll probably draw the same conclusion that I did: it looks like another cookie cutter crossover fighting game, something along the lines of Marvel vs. Capcom. I wrote it off for a long time after it was released, and I...

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Golden Power Golden Power

Golden Power

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Collector’s Edition I don’t need to tell you that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 is probably the greatest video game of all time—there are a million other blogs that have already made...

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Final Fantasy X/X2 Final Fantasy X/X2

Final Fantasy X/X2

Final Fantasy X/X2 HD remaster is a turn based RPG that was released in North America on the PS3 and PS Vita in 2014 and then on the PS4 in 2015.  Each game has its own story and characters however the stories do follow each other and many of the...

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My Sega Genesis My Sega Genesis

My Sega Genesis

I was five years old when my older cousins, Mikey and Anthony, introduced me to video games. Even though I was “too young,” they passed me the controller (with strong admonitions against breaking it) and allowed me the privilege of hacking and slashing through one level of a...

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Beauty, Brains and Barf Beauty, Brains and Barf

Beauty, Brains and Barf

The Goofy Genius of Earthbound Nintendo has made some weird games over the years. Think about it: their mascot is a mushroom-munching plumber who rides a dinosaur and shoots fire from his hands. That’s not normal. But it’s exactly the kind of thing we expect to...

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Star Wars KOTOR Star Wars KOTOR

Star Wars KOTOR

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic was released in North America in 2003 on the Xbox. This was the first Star Wars RPG and used the D20 system from Wizards of the Coast. You begin the game on a republic ship called the Endar Spire which is currently being...

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Suikoden Suikoden

Suikoden

Suikoden's first installment was on the Playstation 1 and was released in 1996 in North America. Suikoden is an RPG that is a top down play style with turn based combat with an impressive 108 recruitable characters. The unique combat system of this rpg was the unite ability which allows 2 or more...

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Popful Mail Popful Mail

Popful Mail

Popful Mail was released in North America on the Sega CD in 1995. It is a 2D platform game with RPG aspects. The game starts off with you playing as Mail who is chasing after Nuts Cracker who continues to elude her. After failing once again she takes up a new...

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Phantasy Star IV Review Phantasy Star IV Review

Phantasy Star IV Review

Phantasy Star IV was released on the Sega Genesis in North America in 1995. The game plays as a typical turn based RPG with overhead exploration. The story follows Chaz, a young hunter, as he travels the planet of Motovia fighting against biomonsters. As the story unfolds you find that...

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