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  1. 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 ...
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  2. 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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  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Final Fantasy III

    by , 03-07-2018 at 08:10 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 06:38 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 10:33 AM by Wolf Kanno

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  7. Interesting Routes: Aqua

    by , 11-30-2017 at 09:21 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    There's something truly magical about Himawari that I didn't really realize back when I first read it but have come to appreciate about it more and more.


    Himawari has an enforced reading order, something you don't see a lot in galge without a strong plot focus. However, like other visual novels such as Fate/Stay Night can use it to drive the plot and themes forward in parallel tales, so too does Himawari use it to give us ample ...
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  8. Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru is now on Steam

    by , 11-18-2017 at 01:57 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Well, at last, it happened. It's been a long time coming, Umineko Chiru is finally available for purchase on Steam, and alternatively MangaGamer's own website.


    Umineko Chiru - Steam Store Page

    This is the second half of Umineko of course, so if you haven't read the first half yet, you can get it here.

    I've stated how much Umineko means to me many a time before, ...
  9. Dies Irae Review

    by , 08-03-2017 at 12:32 AM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ is a visual novel created by Light. It was one of the most renowned JP-only VNs before finally getting a localization in June of this year.


    Come, gather and bear witness to my opera, now in the making.

    Its script is the height of cliché, I am forced to admit. And yet...

    Its actors are of the finest fold; beyond exquisite.

    Thus, I believe you will find it enthralling.
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    Updated 08-03-2017 at 01:58 PM by Karifean

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  10. Umineko: Episode 4 Tea Party

    by , 07-09-2017 at 08:57 PM (Karifean's Blog of Visual Novels)
    You talk too much. All you have to do is honestly say 'I'll kill you'.

    For those that don't know, the climaxes of Episodes 4, 5 and 6 are my 3 favorite moments in Umineko (which also makes them my 3 favorite moments in fiction overall), all for their own individual reasons. I've been dying to talk about them for a while. I figured I'd start with the Episode 4 Tea Party, quite possibly the greatest example of Ryukishi's writing skill of them all.

    This post will contain ...

    Updated 07-09-2017 at 09:08 PM by Karifean

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