This week, two and a half years after it was released, I finally completed the final entry in the Final Fantasy XIII saga. Lightning Returned into my heart and gave me more than a satisfying conclusion to the giant cliffhanger we were left on in XIII-2. Outside of the ending, though, I can’t really say… Read More Lightning Returns: A Gorgeous Magical Girl Versace Shawl Draped Over a Macy’s Pantsuit
Drew Droege once saved my life. Many moons ago, before I became the stable and established man I am now, I was working a temp job at an office that was being shut down by its parent company. I was there for 4 months or so and I spent 7 of my 8 hours a… Read More Drew Droege is a Mythical Beast of Comedy in ‘Bright Colors and Bold Patterns’
Last week on April the 24th, I embarked on a journey to celebrate the music of Final Fantasy. I traveled from my hometown, battling giant bugs and goblins, boarded a Mystery Train where I gained more party members, my bros Matt and Rachel. Together we took on the slightly cliché but always necessary JRPG Ghost… Read More 1000 Words (or more) on ‘Distant Worlds’
The Zelda Univserse is a pretty convoluted one, with canonical time travel, reincarnations and parallel dimensions all existing and connecting each of the games into one story. Even so, a direct sequel revisiting the same kingdom from an older game isn’t thing that happens frequently. The Phantom Hour Glass and Spirit Tracks were all sequels… Read More A Link Between Worlds Rekindles My Non-Hate of Handheld Zelda Games
Last week a hot tip in the Twitter-verse alerted me to the fact that the Lightning Returns demo had leaked via the 360 Marketplace. However MS swept up that mistake before I could paradigm shit into Combat Clinic. I was pretty crestfallen for the next few days, being so close to My Savior and then… Read More Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Demo; or, How I Killed 20 Minutes
Thanks to the horribly drug that is a Steam Mid-Week Sale I was able to get my hands on Cellar Door Games’ breakout hit, Rogue Legacy about 2 months ago. I was trying my darnedest to hold out until January and buy the game for my underused Playstation Vita but I’ve heard too many positive… Read More Rogue Legacy – The game I will play for eternity, 30 minutes at a time
My final and maybe biggest problem with the game is another call back to the older titles: the player character is a white man looking for something and/or trying to escape a terrible past. This issue wouldn’t be really new when so many other games chose a straight, white man, between the age of 26… Read More Bioshock Infinite: There’s Always a Man, Always a Lighthouse, Always a City.
This past Wednesday, the 27th, the Museum of Modern Art opened a new addition to its gallaries named Talk To Me, in which the various ways humans communicate with the devices we use in our everyday life are broken down and reassembled. The men and women over at Kill Screen Magazine (a gaming mag that I’ve… Read More ‘Talk to Me’ Exhibit at the MoMA left me without much to say