Chemists – Chapter Three

Man, I can think of two things Marquis Elmdore can suck — and they’re both in my scrotum. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Chapter Three immediately caused me to revise my previous opinion re: “Chemists are broken, man.” Within the first few fights it was more like, “Oh my dear god what have I […]


First I decided to replay Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, because hey, why not?

Then I decided to try a challenge run, because my previous playthrough left me with a great respect for the game, and I was confident I was better equipped to solve my way through it.

Then I decided to […]


Breath of Fire IV is practically intoxicating with its greatness. The game itself is… well, not precisely fun, really. By all accounts it’s a somewhat-better-than-middling RPG. But the sound and visual quality is so mesmerizing that the whole experience is improved. There are only a few games in the world I can really say that […]

I don’t hate Persona 3 oh wait yes I do

You may read my recent posts and come away with the idea that I don’t much like Persona 3, and you’d be right. The game’s flaws are just too weighty, and I’m getting to the point in my current playthrough where I’m about to throw in the towel for the third time.

The question is, […]

The 3rd Birthday

I had high hopes for this game. Truthfully I did.

I can’t comment on the gameplay. It’s a modern action/shooter game. I’m terrible at modern action/shooters. I’m bad at navigating 3d space, I’m bad at using cover, I’m bad at optimizing weaponry… I’m bad at pretty much everything in the modern action/shooter toolbox. I played […]

It’s amazing what you miss when you play old games.

Here are a few features that every game has now that it’s whatever year this is, which didn’t exist back when Parasite Eve was brand new:

Autorun. Back then games had a run button you had to hold down. Nowadays it’s just the opposite: your dude runs by default, and walks when you hold the […]

The Little Nostalgia Machine

Wow, what year is it? Because over the course of yesterday I managed to finish Parasite Eve in one long marathon session. I’m pretty sure if it’s not 1998 there may be something the matter with me.

I can’t decide whether or not it bothers me that virtually my entire PSP library is comprised of […]

Three Extremely Related Things

These three things are so related they will blow your socks off. If you’re not wearing socks, please put some on.

Related Thing the First: Did you know some Dissidia characters have Bravery attacks that lead directly into HP attacks? Because I sure didn’t! Both Cloud and Terra managed to learn one of these during […]

Dissidia 012: New Characters

Having completed the main story mode of Dissidia 012, I have OPINIONS (opinions!) about the six new non-secret characters.


I can’t wrap my head around multiple-stance characters in fighting games, which is especially troublesome here, since I can barely wrap my head around Dissidia as it is. Lightning’s gimmick is that she can […]