Xenogears

For those who recognize my title, congrats!  I can hear your mixture of euphoria and dread from here.  But nevertheless, I’m here to tell you about one of my favorite games, warts and all.  So join me on my little trip back to 90s jRPGs!

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Man, I can hear the music now.

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Warhammer 40k

It’s not really seen as cool to like Warhammer 40k by a lot of sci-fi purists.  It’s too dark and too grim and too full of BIG TUFF GUYS FIGHTING BIG TUFF BATTLES.

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Vastness

Space is really cool.

Really, it’s super cool.  It’s actually one of my favorite “settings.”  It has pretty much all the elements of a good setting and really gives you room to tell a great story.  I’ll tell you why it’s in quotes though, since it takes a bit of talking. Continue reading

Unrelenting Praise

When you read the title to this post, what do you think of?  Lots of praise, heaped in great, wondrous piles upon a worthy item/person?  Each piece lovingly given by those who were personally touched the greatness of the recipient?  Something so wonderful that it enriches the lives of everyone who comes into contact with it?

Or are you like me, and see something that people praise because…people praise it?

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The Tick

When you think of mighty superheroes, what do you think of?  Rippling muscles, spandex and a booming voice bellowing a catchphrase?  Yeah, that’s about what I think of too.  Except my superhero isn’t shouting “up, up and away” or “it’s clobbering time” or even “here I come to say the day.”

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Slaughterhouse Five

I really wanted to do Shadow of the Colossus.  I really did.

But I decided we’d had a lot of games lately, so maybe it was time to talk about a book.  And why Slaughter House Five?

Because it’s an awesome story about a man being taken by aliens and coming loose from time.

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