[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
[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
So, after talking about book 2, and taking a look at the golden eyed wolf that makes the series’ main antagonist, we finally arrive at book 3. We may have taken way too long to get this point, and posted our analysis is a pretty odd order, but we’re finally here. Once again, this review … Continue reading Samurai of Hyuga – Book 3 review.
So, the review for book 3 of the Samurai of Hyuga series is still under work, and should hopefully be finished next week. But in the meantime, I wanted to sort of take some time to look at everyone’s favourite sociopath, Jun/ko. This whole analysis started off as a tangent on why the golden-eyed Ronin … Continue reading Character Analysis – Jun/ko
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!
For this week's entry, I had the honor of once again working with the fine folks over at Gaming Respawn, and made a nifty review for the pretty excellent Hand of Fate 2. Here's the link: http://www.gamingrespawn.com/reviews/27818/hand-fate-2-review/ Gotta say, this review has been something of a nightmare to make. It's kind of felt like the … Continue reading Hand of Fate 2 review
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
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.
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.
I've been once again been given a great opportunity to do a review for the fine folks over at Gaming Respawn, this time a quite unique title of Culdcept Revolt. It's definitely an odd game, but one that might be worth investigating. In any case, I once again can't post the review here, but the … Continue reading Link: Culdcept Revolt review.