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    Today, 07:32 AM
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    I actually really like the gameplay so far. The open world is fun to explore and I wouldn’t say it really pales in comparison to Xenoblade X, Witcher...
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
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    Honestly, I never felt the base game was as much of a disaster as fans whined that it was. I feel the issue is that XV really was designed with a...
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
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    Oh yeah, definitely. Honestly reading on the novel, I’m disappointed since it seems to be completely undoing the themes the original game set up, and...
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    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
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    Well I agree that Noctis' sacrifice was probably always planned for the ending, but I also feel like the circumstances changed when it became XV. One...
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
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    I personally think some general major story beats werE preserved - I’m pretty sure for example that the time skip and Noctis’ sacrifice was going to...
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    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
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    I mean to be fair, it's not like the FNC itself is terribly original. It's core concept was just playing up a more pessimistic version of the...
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    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    You need both to be good on some level for an enjoyable experience, but for me, it has to be story. Being told a cast is great is not going to...
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Forgive my being pedantic, but I’m going to interpret this as characters versus plot because characters are part of the story, as is plot :p But...
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
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    Yeah, I’m vaguely aware of that. But you see what I mean, right? And then how it all ends in the base game makes sense considering how Nomura said...
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    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
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    I distinctly remember playing the trial version in a controller. Not sure it supports xinput though
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
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    The other central theme is that the crystals are played as being less virtuous in these entries. Often fickle and not really giving a damn about the...
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    Candlejack is a name I've not heard in a lo
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    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
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    So, Wolf, Del, Cim - itís a date? ;)
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    Yesterday, 01:48 PM
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    One thing that bugs me about FFXV is that despite all the stuff they tried to change to distance themselves from it, it’s still very much an FNC game...
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    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
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    Can confirm all of the Tactics games are absolutely worth your time
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    06-30-2020, 08:36 AM
    Got my first two royal blades yesterday. Had a lot of fun with Cor in the party - itís interesting how the general tone of the banter changed about...
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    06-29-2020, 10:21 PM
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    Ardyn is definitely one of the best FF villains to come out for awhile.
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    06-29-2020, 06:14 PM
    Fynn replied to a thread Private Servers in Final Fantasy XI
    I remember having a blast playing the trial version with my wife. How are subscription costs handled on private servers? Might be cool to dive back...
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    06-29-2020, 06:13 PM
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    Please tell me youíll host more of these. I need to get in on this!
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    06-29-2020, 05:17 PM
    Yeah I had to go slightly below average for it to run smoothly. But Iím not exactly ambitious when it comes to my PC specs, so as long as I can run...
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    06-29-2020, 04:21 PM
    Will do. I didnt get far into it yesterday. Also, graphically, my PC seems to have issues with the nvidia turf whatever. The realistic grass. I...
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    06-29-2020, 03:36 PM
    Make sure to look at those weapons available from the start. Thereís the Ragnarok which like Christmas said absolutely devastated enemies when used...
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    06-29-2020, 03:08 PM
    I'm not sure. Its really different for me, almost seems more difficult? I don't know.
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    06-29-2020, 02:05 PM
    But is it better or worse for you? Iím curious because I have no means of comparing
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    That’s an interesting take, since Felix is as silent in his game as Isaac is in his. Granted, he is one of the antagonists in game 1, so maybe that’s where that comes from. It is interesting, however, how most vignettes in the first game are about helping people, while in The Lost Age you never really care about the plight of the townsfolk (though honestly, they lead far better lives, which really kind of makes this perspective flip make a ton of sense since Isaac gets to see many people’s lives become much more difficult due to the deal on Alchemy breaking, whereas Felix sees people be fine if not prosper in this new reality). Honestly, the perspective flip is one of the most unique and cool things about this series. Still, aesthetically speaking, Felix does remind me of Squall a bit, so that might be a factor

    Lol don’t worry about it, it was a long time ago and I dig this dude’s work. An SMT piano collection is something I never knew I needed. Will listen to the new music you linked in a sec!

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    So coming back to Golden Sun a bit, I’ve been replaying the third game lately. Wanted to do a full run but I don’t have my GBA copy of the second game, never had a copy of the first, and even though the VC versions on the Wii U are dirt cheap, I still can’t afford them. I was very negative on the game my first time around, but now I find it easier to appreciate it for what it is and am having a much better time. The big flaws are still there - it has these inexplicable points of no return that make getting all the Djin a case of guide dang it, the game is way too easy and looks nowhere near as good as the 2D games, and then the main story pretty much feels like one of the town vignettes got bloated to a fifteen hour run time, with what felt like the actual main plot ending in a gigantic cliffhanger which will never be resolved because this game didn’t sell well enough - but those flaws are much easier to stomach knowing that they’re there. I still really appreciated how the world grew and once again, how rich the worldbuilding here is. Plus, some of the new party members are very refreshing.
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    Oh wait, that is just Ship of Regret and Sleep :P Silly me. But they did sing the Forst and the Last in concert too
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    Ooooh yes I’ve heard this on that concert recording. I like how Mitsuda uses that little Irish vocal ensemble he used for XC2’s best tracks. And I just love how they start with Ship of Regret and Sleep. That’s another one of my Xenogears favorites
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    I agree that they’re fairly generic and that the characters are really... weak. But honestly, imo the game’s don’t really start to shine until the second game (or the end of the first, even? Though I find GS1 pretty bland, its build up to the climax I’d pretty awesome), where you really get to see the unique world design which is where this game shines, imo. I can now tell how much this game took from Dragon Quest (e.g. the town vignettes, the menu, etc), but nowhere is it clearer than in the world design, which is evocative of DQIII, in that it’s based on the real world. However, I feel it’s done a bit better because the games actually go a little bit deeper into showcasing these diverse cultures, and there’s full two games to explore them, so it never feels rushed. Other things I enjoy is that the game’s kinda deconstruct themselves later on, which is always neat, and I just love the dungeons designs. The puzzles may not be too difficult but I like how they make the dungeons flow and how they tie directly into the character class and skill system.

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    So out of curiosity, what is it about Golden Sun that you don't like?
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    Well, I wouldn't call it a breakthrough. I've still barely written anything. But I should be able to wrap up that side story soon. And maybe send it to you?
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WK's Top 100 Lost but Not Forgotten : Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

by Wolf Kanno on 05-24-2020 at 11:43 PM

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

by Wolf Kanno on 05-03-2020 at 01:37 AM
Is this honestly the first non-RPG on this list?

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

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WK's Top 100 Lost But Not Forgotten: SaGa Frontier 2

by Wolf Kanno on 04-05-2020 at 02:32 AM
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.


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

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

by Wolf Kanno on 01-30-2020 at 08:17 PM
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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, itís 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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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

by Wolf Kanno on 12-30-2019 at 09:56 PM
Top 100 List Blah blah blahÖ. 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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