Samurai of Hyuga Book 4 Spoiler Talk

[Hey! This is the part of the blog where Oli raves about stuff in FULL UNMARKED SPOILERS! If you have any interest in Samurai of Hyuga, Book 4 and want to experience it without spoilers, we advise reader discretion. As a extra warning: Book 4 featured some real dark scenes which we'll be going over, … Continue reading Samurai of Hyuga Book 4 Spoiler Talk

Samurai of Hyuga Book 4 Spoiler Free Review

[Well, there’s no getting around the fact that this update is several years behind schedule – full apology for my absence at the end of the review, since I’ve kept everyone waiting long enough.] When they were but a child, The Ronin was told that any seeking to master the sword had to be willing … Continue reading Samurai of Hyuga Book 4 Spoiler Free Review

The Final Fantasy card game show down! Triple Triad vs Tetra Master!

The Final Fantasy series is not a stranger to odd and sometimes bizarre mini-games. In nearly every game in the entire series, there is usually some kind of small distraction that the player can find to help break up the main gameplay in their journey. The biggest example of this is probably FFVII, which had … Continue reading The Final Fantasy card game show down! Triple Triad vs Tetra Master!

The good of evil: gaming’s unique use of villain protagonists

The story of good overcoming evil is a tale that’s, for lack of a better word, fundamental. While the concept of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ is a little abstract (and often something that is formed by the personal view of the beholder), the idea that good should ultimately defeat evil is a tried and true part … Continue reading The good of evil: gaming’s unique use of villain protagonists

The Final Fantasy Formula: Gilgamesh – Multi-armed and hilarious.

A running theme through the series (and these articles) is that simply reusing a character’s name doesn’t really mean that character in question has to be similar to those that came before them. While a name may indeed have power, the series has proven that there’s a ton of different ways to use a template … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: Gilgamesh – Multi-armed and hilarious.

The Final Fantasy Formula: The airship, your flying castle.

While every world in the Final Fantasy series is different and quite diverse to each other, there is one common thread between them all. Namely, they all tend to be pretty damn big. This makes sense, since each game takes place in a different world (again, as long as you don’t ascribe to the theory … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: The airship, your flying castle.