Saturday, November 17, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Top 15 RPG Overworld Themes of the 90's

Today I'm looking at some of the greatest overworld themes from 90's RPGs. That might seem like an oddly-specific kind of list; the fact is, some of the greatest video game music out there can be found on the world maps of 16- and 32-bit RPGs. Any music that plays on a world map or overworld qualifies. I'm limiting it to one entry per game, which makes for some tough decisions when it comes to the several games on the list with multiple great overworld tunes. I can't promise there won't be a ton of Final Fantasy featured here. It's a subjective list; your mileage may vary. If I left a particularly great overworld theme out, comment below and let me know.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Wild Arms 3, Part 4 - Nuclear Winter Salesmen

Many, many, many months later, Wild Arms 3 continues. Last time, I finished the first of the four chapters. Today, chapter 2 begins as our heroes pensively look out from a cliff, the wind billowing under their luxurious skirts.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Dragon Quest XI - Magic Key Guide

When and where to use the Magic Key (red locked doors). This part of the game reminds me of Chrono Trigger's sealed chests/doors.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #13 - Volume 42

For some reason there's an error in the video in this one, just like the previous video, where you see a still shot for a minute or so. I haven't figured out what the issue is, and re-editing the video just moves this image-pause to a different part of the video. Whatever. At the moment I'm just happy to be able to get these videos online at all.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #12 - Volume 73

Season 2 of the NP reviews continues with Volume 73, as my slow saunter through covering the first 100 issues continues.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Alien Vs. Predator (Super NES, 1993)

Today I'm going to take a quick look at a game that actually features Xenomorphs rather than look-alikes or knockoffs. I also wonder why there aren't more Versus properties like this. There's Robocop Vs Terminator, but why not Terminator Vs. Aliens? Or Robocop Vs Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket? The possibilities are endless!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Dragon Quest (iOS/Android, 2014)

Ringing in the arrival of Dragon Quest XI with a GOLEM-SIZED post on the latest remake of the very first Dragon Quest. This Android remake completely redoes the game's dialogue while revamping the graphics to the level of the Super Famicom DQIII remake. In other words, this looks and talks a lot better than the old Super Famicom remake that I covered already. Let's get into it.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Secret of Evermore: Balance Patch Playthrough

This one's all on video, and could potentially be an interesting companion piece to the post series on the game. For this playthrough I used the Balance Patch, which has both positive and negative changes to the gameplay...


Saturday, July 28, 2018