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  1. WK's Top 100 Lost but Not Forgotten : Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

    by , 05-24-2020 at 11:43 PM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
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    I'm always split on these articles. So many of these games are great and I have retroactively said a few of them made the list, but occasionally something comes along that I really want to love but the game just won't let me. Tactics Ogre is in a weird place for me because the remake and the original are pretty different in some meaningful ways, so much of this review pertains to the remake due to having only played a little bit of the original.
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    Updated 06-01-2020 at 09:44 PM by Wolf Kanno

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  2. WK's Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten List: Silent Hill 3

    by , 05-03-2020 at 01:37 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    Is this honestly the first non-RPG on this list?
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    Well I fell into the Silent Hill series rather late. By the time I had played the series, the "glory years" were over and fans were knee deep in Konami trying to take the series in a different direction without Team Silent. I was a huge fan of the first two entries of the series, being instantly sucked into the second entry and surprised how much I really enjoyed the first one. So it came as a bit ...
  3. WK's Top 100 Lost But Not Forgotten: SaGa Frontier 2

    by , 04-05-2020 at 02:32 AM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    I was having a serious reservation about whether I was going to add this to my Top 100 list or place it here. I decided it would go here for now, but part of me feels it could be like Demon's Souls and make the jump to My Top 100.

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    SaGa is a weird franchise. A JRPG series made for enthusiast who feel they've seen it all. From the Gameboy entries where you built a ragtag group filled with robots and monster to climb a tower/tree to visit ...

    Updated 08-13-2020 at 07:54 AM by Wolf Kanno

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  4. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

    by , 01-30-2020 at 08:17 PM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    You know the drill…

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    I mentioned this in my Chain of Memories entry for my Top 100 List, but Kingdom Hearts and I have a really awkward history with each other. This is a franchise that has always been more of a guilty pleasure for me than something I actively love. Funny enough, it’s not even the basic premise that bothers me. While Final Fantasy meets Disney mash-up sounds contrived, KH has always managed to make it work since this ...
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  5. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

    by , 12-30-2019 at 09:56 PM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    Top 100 List Blah blah blah…. I ended up re-writing this entry because the original was a little more bitter and more like just a genuine rant than a review. With that said, a little backstory is in order.
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    Continuing my trend of snubbed entries in franchises, we now come back to a series that was very near and dear to me. At this point in time, the story of ...
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  6. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV Part 2 ~ Suikoden Tactics

    by , 06-17-2019 at 06:25 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 03:57 AM by Wolf Kanno

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

    by , 04-29-2019 at 06:53 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 07:11 AM by Wolf Kanno

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

    by , 04-14-2019 at 10:23 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 ...
  9. My Top 100's Lost but not Forgotten: Dragon Quest VII

    by , 10-26-2018 at 05:42 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 ...
  10. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Arc the Lad II

    by , 03-27-2018 at 10:53 PM (Wolf Kanno's Crazy Ramblings and Incoherent Statements)
    You know the drill by now...

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    One of my all time favorite publishers in the 90s for video games was Working Designs. It was a company that actually tried to get a lot of cool JRPGs released in the West long before the actual JRPG boom in the last years of the decade. I've already spoken about their most high profile title they ever worked on, Lunar: The Silver Star Story, ...
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