Review: Radiant Historia—Perfect Chronology (3DS)

Developer: Atlus Publisher: Atlus Genre: JRPG, Role-Playing Game Platforms: 3DS Rating: T for Teen Price: $39.99   In retrospect, 2018 has been a year of JRPGs going back to their roots. Octopath Traveler tried a modern take on old-school graphics, while Dragon Quest XI went for the biggest, best version of doing the same thing Dragon Quest has always done. Earlier…

Read More

Review: I am Setsuna (PC)

Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory Publisher: Square Enix Genre: JRPG ESRB: E Price: $39.99       It would be accurate to say that I am semi-retired from JRPGs. Final Fantasy X struck me as the apogee of the genre, bringing forth voice acting as the final missing feature. I realized then that there are only…

Read More

Thirty Years of Gaming: Part 2

I recently turned thirty. And I’m here to use my old man wisdom and finely-tuned Nintendo platforming chops to instruct you about the best console and computer games of my lifetime. These aren’t necessarily “desert island” games, but they defined genres, set bars, saved SEGA, ushered in console wars, and changed everything that came after…

Read More

Review: Chrono Cross (PS1)

Developer: Square Product Development Division 3 Publisher:  JP Square, NA Square Electronic Arts Genre: Role Playing Rating: T Price: $11.49 (PSN) As a JRPG fan since I was very young, one of my favorite games was Chrono Trigger. I always wanted a sequel to come out, and it eventually did in the form of Chrono Cross, though it…

Read More