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  1. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV Part 2 ~ Suikoden Tactics

    by , 06-17-2019 at 07:25 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
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    So in my last blog, I talked about the black sheep numbered entry of the Suikoden franchise, Suikoden IV. Today, we're going to look at Rhapsodia, better known as Suikoden Tactics in the West. Tactics is a gaiden title that serves as both prequel/sequel side story to Suikoden IV. What makes it really standout is that the game is no longer a turn-based RPG about collecting 108 heroes, but instead a Tactical Turn Based RPG a la Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire ...

    Updated 08-31-2019 at 04:57 AM by Wolf Kanno

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  2. My Top 100"s Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV ~ Part 1

    by , 04-29-2019 at 07:53 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    List, blah blah. Didn't make it, blah blah.
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    I feel I have a theme going here. Like the BoF1 entry, anyone who took a quick glance of my list will know I'm a pretty big Suikoden fan, you'll also notice I snubbed one of the main entries and most of the spin-off/gaiden games. I'll say right now, that I have to actually play Suikogaiden due to lacking the proper emulator, which is why ...

    Updated 04-29-2019 at 08:11 AM by Wolf Kanno

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  3. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Breath of Fire

    by , 04-14-2019 at 11:23 PM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    Blah blah blah, made a list, blah blah blah, this is for games that didn't make it.

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    Anyone who simply glances over my list will notice I have a strong affiliation with Capcom's classic and underrated RPG series Breath of Fire. They will also notice I left one entry out of the list, and while my BoFII entry hints as to some of the reasons, I figured I would lay it out here ...
  4. My Top 100's Lost but not Forgotten: Dragon Quest VII

    by , 10-26-2018 at 06:42 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
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    I feel like the year 2001 was an odd year in gaming. One of the first time where you really felt like the end of an era and the beginning of a new one was coming. Sony was gearing up to release the successor to the smash hit PlayStation and if you looked around the gaming scene, it seemed like every company was jumping ship to get on board what the PS2 could do. Square had released their PS1 swan song FFIX even though they would still support the PS1 with ...
  5. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Final Fantasy III

    by , 03-07-2018 at 09:10 PM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    Blah blah blah Top 100 blah blah blah too many good games to list. Blah blah blah, games that weren't good enough for my list but still excellent nonetheless.

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    Of the Classic series within Final Fantasy, FFIII was the last one for me to play, partly cause I didn't emulate very often and partly because I had hoped SE would come to their senses and re-release this title. ...
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  6. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: I am Setsuna

    by , 02-23-2018 at 07:38 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    So I did my Top 100 last year, and this year, I'm focusing on a few entries that didn't make the cut for one reason or another. I'll start off by saying that most of the games mentioned in this blog series are all worth playing.
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    I am Setsuna is the freshmen effort from Tokyo RPG Factory. A subsidiary company of Square-Enix tasked with the insurmountable task of trying ...

    Updated 05-02-2019 at 11:33 AM by Wolf Kanno

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  7. Defining Gaming as Art

    by , 02-23-2016 at 07:49 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    This was going to have a subtitle, but they all sounded like pretentious academic papers and that kind of goes against the point of all of this.

    So recently I began reading a very in-depth article series about two series worked on by one of the more influential game designers/writers in my life, Tetsuya Takahashi. I'll leave it up to Google for you to figure out why. Anyway, it was mostly a really well written and interesting analysis of the works and I actually learn a few things ...
  8. That Game Company Collection

    by , 03-29-2014 at 10:06 PM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    Haven't done a blog in ages and I wanted to talk about this without starting a thread.

    So I picked up the That Game Company Collection set a while back and finally last December I played through it. I'm not going to bother discussing the cell phones style games cause... yeah... I'll simply focus on the Big 3 that everyone bought the set for.

    flOw - Is and interesting game with some cool dynamics to it. It's pretty short but I'm a busy person and so this is actually a ...
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  9. Mass Effect

    by , 02-22-2013 at 02:01 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    Okay, so as many of you know, I picked up Mass Effect Trilogy not too long ago with a few other games and the prospect of playing an honest to god 100% Sci-Fi RPG was too much to resist so I plunged head first into the trilogy pack and have completed the first game. I'm roughly 10 hours into Mass Effect 2 at this point but I'm basically just going to lay out my thoughts on the first game.

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  10. 10 Ideas from other RPG franchises that would make FF better.

    by , 11-18-2011 at 07:46 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    Final Fantasy has always been one of the best series, but some would argue its entered its Dork Age, and that it has really lost its self. The other issue is that some games do things really well compared to FF and you have to wonder why Squenix doesn't give some of this love to the main series. This is not to say that these games are better than FF, rather they have some particular elements that make them stand out among their peers, and I often wonder why the rest of the genre hasn't jumped on ...
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