Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Final Fantasy 1 Four-Character Extra

 

Now for something completely different. Not a standard playthrough of FF1, that's for later. This is more of a challenge run of sorts. When I was a kid, I played through the game with four Fighters. It was a fun time, and it made me want to play through with four of various other classes. I never got around to it...until now.

The one that generally gets all the hype as being a major challenge run is 4x White Mages. Much like four Fighters was the one I did in the past, 4x White Mages is something to do in the future, to give me one more same-class group to run. Today, I'll be looking at the four in-between, starting with ::thunder crashes:: ...4x Thief.

My God.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Dragon Warrior IV RAW IS WAR Season Finale

IT'S MY LIFE IN A BOX, AND IT'S HARD TO BEAT!

TAKING CHALK IN MY ARMS, IT'S THE SOUL OF ME!

YOU WANT FIRE, ASHES SEE ME LAYING FACE DOWN!

WHY AM I THE THORN! IN YOUR EYE!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Dragon Warrior IV RAW IS WAR Episode 5

IT'S MY LIFE IN A BOX, AND IT'S HARD TO BEAT!

TAKING CHALK IN MY ARMS, IT'S THE SOUL OF ME!

YOU WANT FIRE, ASHES SEE ME LAYING FACE DOWN!

WHY AM I THE THORN! IN YOUR EYE!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Dragon Warrior IV RAW IS WAR Episode 4 - Thursday RAW Thursday

IT'S MY LIFE IN A BOX, AND IT'S HARD TO BEAT!

TAKING CHALK IN MY ARMS, IT'S THE SOUL OF ME!

YOU WANT FIRE, ASHES SEE ME LAYING FACE DOWN!

WHY AM I THE THORN! IN YOUR EYE!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Dragon Warrior IV RAW IS WAR Episode 3

IT'S MY LIFE IN A BOX, AND IT'S HARD TO BEAT!

TAKING CHALK IN MY ARMS, IT'S THE SOUL OF ME!

YOU WANT FIRE, ASHES SEE ME LAYING FACE DOWN!

WHY AM I THE THORN! IN YOUR EYE!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Dragon Warrior IV RAW IS WAR, Episode 2

IT'S MY LIFE IN A BOX, AND IT'S HARD TO BEAT!

TAKING CHALK IN MY ARMS, IT'S THE SOUL OF ME!

YOU WANT FIRE, ASHES SEE ME LAYING FACE DOWN!

WHY AM I THE THORN! IN YOUR EYE!


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Dragon Warrior IV RAW IS WAR, Episode 1

IT'S MY LIFE IN A BOX, AND IT'S HARD TO BEAT!

TAKING CHALK IN MY ARMS, IT'S THE SOUL OF ME!

YOU WANT FIRE, ASHES SEE ME LAYING FACE DOWN!

WHY AM I THE THORN! IN YOUR EYE!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Bloodborne Arcane Build Videos

 

A quick treat today as I have a bunch more Bloodborne boss videos to post, this time from an Arcane-focused run. This means spell damage and weapon enchant damage (electric) are the main forms of output. Between this, my Dexterity build, and the Gun-Only Run, I've recorded about 2/3rds of the game's boss fights. Saving the rest for the next run which'll be Strength spec. Hoping for a PS5 remaster first. Regardless, here are a bunch of boss videos from what I consider to be the PS4's best game, with liner notes.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Dragon Quest III: Seeds of Salvation, Finale - Best DQ3 Port?

 

The six orbs are placed, and it's time to plow the rest of this. I gave my thoughts on the Phone Port in the previous post, but I'll re-iterate it here: I think this is the best version of Dragon Quest III. I'm surprised too. It's a great update of a game that originally came out during a generation whose primary hobbies were tank barrel cleaning and fighting the USSR.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Dragon Quest III: Seeds of Salvation (iOS/Android, 2014)

 

This will be much quicker than my look at the GBC version, focused mainly on pointing out differences and improvements. This version of the game is actually pretty rad on the QOL front and manages to out-do the already-great GBC version in most respects. I'm also going to seize this opportunity to try the 3 Goof-Off Challenge I alluded to in the earlier posts. Will this party be as huge of a PITA as I think it is? Yes. It's fantastic once they all metamorphosis into Sages, however.

I don't mind playing DQIII multiple times back-to-back. The only thing this game doesn't have is chocobos. Which reminds me. Legend has it that if you bring the right greens and a little luck, occasionally a chocobo chick will pop out of Kenny Omega's hair.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Dragon Warrior III (GBC) Finale: The Baramos With The Most

 

Rubiss is petrified, and can only be cured by the tears of Pikachu. Also Zoma awaits, in this final episode of Dragon Warrior III on Game Boy Color. What a great game this turned out to be. I think I have a new system-favorite game for the GBC.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Dragon Warrior III (GBC) - Part 4: Only the Lonely

Dragon Quest III: Now available on SouljaConsole. Game Speed FPS 1:1!

The nutty thing about this: The console is a Chinese-made knockoff console with an emulator and 800 old ROMs on it, so it wasn't even made by SouljaGames. In other words, Soulja Boy's literally one contribution to the design of this console was slapping a badly-copypasted image of Soulja Boy onto the box. "Nintendo ain't doing shit!" he said when reached for comment.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dragon Warrior III (GBC) - Part 3: Louisiana Purchase

This game's Japan equivalent is our next stop after the class change. At this point the game becomes open world, so you can take on the next bunch of objectives in any real order. The Zipangu section actually contains one of the tougher upcoming bosses.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Dragon Quest Master Post

Links to all of the Dragon Quest series posts on this site, in an organized list. There are so many of them that it became necessary!

Monday, July 26, 2021

Super Metroid Speed Run (2020 Edition)

 

2020 Edition? Yeah, I'm catching up on the yearly Super Metroid runs. It's just as well that this gets the 2020 label because this one was actually a step back for me. Used a PS1 controller and had to deal with input lag. Going to fix these issues and do the actual 2021 run later in the year.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Dragon Warrior III (Game Boy Color, 2001)

In 2001, DQ3 hit the Game Boy Color. This version borrows a lot from the Super Famicom version and so far it's a blast.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

FFVIIR - The Speed Run

 My God, I'm still doing FFVIIR posts? Well, here's one more: Speed run videos! Once you've gotten 100% trophies, defeated the uberbosses, maxed-out your party and materia, and finished the DLC, there isn't much left to do except plow the game.