You Probably Missed: Secret of Evermore

There’s tons of classic games.  Games that stand the test of time, that are well known and regarded.  Generally considered to be games that anyone, at any time, could pick up and enjoy almost the same as someone getting the game when it first came out.  Final Fantasy, Mario Brothers, Tetris, you know the sort.

But what about the less known games?  The Soulblazers, Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose, or…Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine I suppose.  The less known games that were really solid, but just had bad timing, or were overshadowed by better known games, what about them?  Where’s their time in the limelight?  Well, I did just buy some limes, and don’t understand the origin of the phrase, so let’s talk about an old game! Continue reading

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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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.”

He comes in shouting “SPOOOOOOOOOOOON” Continue reading

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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