Have a great time with Toejam & Earl. It was one of my mother’s favorite games (no joke, right up there with Solomon’s Key and The Adventures of Lolo). Not the most complex or intricately designed games in the universe, but it possesses a very unique charm that’s eternally entertaining.
Whoa~~ I did NOT know that was Stan Bush, but that totally syncs up now. That’s pretty cool, actually. Sailor Moon has its own version of “The Touch” now, just as you say. Thanks for the info!
Sensational pick. That episode’s in my Top Five as well. Just as you say, it’s not just the arrival of Saturn, but the culmination of all the arcs and themes of Sailor Moon S hitting at once. Sailor Saturn being so resolute but somber, Sailor Moon breaking down hysterically, Uranus enraged at her for just giving over… Read more
Yeah, Final Fantasy Adventure : Link’s Awakening is akin to Final Fantasy I : Final Fantasy IV. You can see the brilliant spark of ideas and potential in the former, but the latter entries are where this unique approach to gameplay threaded through vibrant storytelling would soar instead of just subsist or gel for a…
I’m very glad you enjoyed Wishbringer so much! As you say, it’s a really streamlined, solid, and refined take on the core components of the earlier Zork and Enchanter titles. Specifically designed to help entice newcomers to the many wondrous worlds of Infocom— it’s sensational to know its virtues still hold up today.… Read more
I know, right? ^^ I was a tad worried from the demo that FF7R’s main OST would be nothing but pleasant yet hollow leitmotifs of the original FFVII tracks, but there’s SO MUCH soul and heart and personality in these songs, remixes and all. It’s extraordinary. It’s as if we got a Chrono Trigger style Dream Team of… Read more
Yeah that will definitely be interesting to see in the future. To witness how the devs handle the larger world outside of Midgar. My guess is that your destination will be fixed to a degree initially, and each new vehicle unlocked will headline a Bond Movie-esque Gauntlet from Point A to Point B, after which… Read more
I’ve gone through two boss fights in Hard Mode so far and actually, it’s pretty engaging in that regard. For an unlocked Hard Mode following my characters being at Max Level in New Game +, that is. Because the trash mobs between you and a boss in these chapters are now a mini-endurance run, which is quite thrilling.… Read more
/comfort. I totally get where you’re coming from. That’s how I felt a lot of the time going through Normal Mode on this game. And I really WANTED to like this combat system. It’s just... while it initially tells you you can do anything with your character setup, it’s actually SO stringent in how you must utilize… Read more
I think a lot of the reason why FFVII stood out back then was that people got sucked in by the then cutting edge cutscenes, but stayed for the accessible characterizations and the very quirky anime tropes that were surging in popularity at the time outside of Japan (Cowboy Bebop, NG Eva, Sailor Moon, DBZ). And prior…