Monday, October 21, 2019

Secret of Mana #7 - Dracarys

::scene freezes::

Geshtar: "You might be wondering how I got here. Well, it all started this morning..."


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Link's Awakening Remake - Boss Fights

Just finished the Link's Awakening remake and it was hawt. Here are all the boss videos I recorded.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Secret of Mana #6 - Funhouse Mirror

Funhouse mirrors are known to be distorted reflections of what something is supposed to look like. Which is sorta what we've got with this game, at the end of the day.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Highlander: The Series 3x11 - Vendetta

 A fairly average episode and an uncharacteristic dip in S3's momentum, even if the cover-lady has beautiful lips. Keep in mind that Anne is on the cover of like NO EPISODES.

Honestly, I feel like Anne would only make it onto one if she died in that episode. Which I don't think ever happens, but my point stands.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Secret of Mana #3 - Giga Gaia

We rejoin our heroes as they trek towards the Witch's Castle, getting harassed by hostile bees every few steps.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Secret of Mana #2 - Currents

 Today on The History Channel: We hear Luka's theory of how ancient civilizations nuked themselves into oblivion.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Secret of Mana (Super NES, 1993)

Been wanting to get to this one for a long time. It's one of those rare SNES games that could make a huge impression on the people that played it. It's one of my favorite games of all time, it means an awful lot to me, and it has subtle connections to a lot of other classic Squaresoft games from the era. And the crazy thing is...in some alternate dimensions, there's an even better version of it for the Nintendo PlayStation CD add-on.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Adventures of Mana, Finale - The Last Vestiges

Today on the Adventures of Mana finale: I battle dragons, collect weapons, and slay Julius yet again.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Adventures of Mana, Part 4 - All Out

Today on Seiken Densetsu 1 Version 3 HD, our heroes battle Dark Lord. Also, other stuff happens. This is a pretty sweet game, and we're almost to Secret of Mana.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Highlander: The Series 3x10 - Blackmail

This episode is really good, better than expectations based off the Season One-ish title. It features possibly the best swordfight in the series up to this point. The villain, seen here, is played by Anthony DeLongis, the sword trainer for the show and a legit master swordfighter. He's the one who teaches guest stars what they're doing. He's also so charismatic that they made him the villain in not one, but two episodes. The other is way later and he's a different character, but still.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Adventures of Mana (iOS/Android, PS Vita, 2016)

Time for the third and final version of the original Seiken Densetsu. We've covered Final Fantasy Adventure, we've trudged through Sword of Mana. How will this game fare in comparison? So far, it seems like a much more faithful re-creation of the original Game Boy game than Sword was. Kinda like how the 1982 version of The Thing is far more faithful to the original 1930's short story than the 1953 The Thing From Another World was, making it more of a remake of the story than a remake of the 1953 movie. Yeah, it's like that. Let's get this faithful reimagining of Final Fantasy Adventure on the road.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Sword of Mana, Finale - Evoke

We're in the endgame now! Tune in as I climb Dime Tower, most likely with my AI ally kaput the entire time due to their propensity to stand around getting hit even though a stiff breeze takes them out.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Sword of Mana, Part 6 - Lorimar

With the world in crisis and Julius looming large, is there any hope for the world of mana? And what's the deal with Cibba's head?

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sword of Mana, Part 3 - Dark Hour

Today's episode is massive, as I make substantial progress. Here I take on Count Lee, slay the two-headed dragon, visit Wendel, and... get kidnapped.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Mighty Final Fight (NES, 1993)

 This great little game is a spinoff of the Final Fight series, made exclusively for the NES well past the system's prime. It features chibi versions of the characters, a relatively lighthearted plot, and easier gameplay. I expected it to be a bit of a joke game and it ended up being a fun time. Only from Capcom!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Sword of Mana, Part 2 - Overnight Guest

Forget Neko the merchant cat. Now we've got Niccolo, a rabbit with a sombrero.

In this episode, I continue on a bit, then do the second intro (this time for the Boy), then continue on again.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sword of Mana (Game Boy Advance, 2003)

This is a full-on remake of Final Fantasy Adventure that makes it waaaaaay more Mana-y. For a more faithful-to-the-original remaster, check out Adventure of Mana for Vita and iOS/Android. I'll be doing that soon too.

This game changes a lot about the source material, adding new characters/story and even areas. Let's get into it.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Final Fantasy Adventure, Part 3 - Serial Experiment Kain

Today on The Walking Dead: We learn that Amanda was bitten during the fight with Medusa. Of course, being bitten by Medusa means you turn to a monster.

In the Sword of Mana remake, Amanda survives (much like the other casualties so far) and is actually the male main character's love interest later on. I mean she has a huge role in that game, so I'm surprised to see her die like this.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Final Fantasy Adventure, Part 2 - Thursday Night Dynamite

That's right, we're back already with more FFA. Wendel here is a very notable town in Seiken Densetsu 3, though I don't think it makes an appearance in Secret of Mana. Either way, fresh off of our win over the vampire, it's a place to get some rest.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Final Fantasy Adventure (Game Boy, 1991)

One of my favorite Game Boy games. It's probably in the top five. It isn't really a Final Fantasy game; everyone knows by now, but it's actually the original Seiken Densetsu. The predecessor to Secret of Mana. Whoa.

COMING SOON ON SWITCH. Get it! DOO IT NAO!


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Nintendo Power Review #18 - Volume 30

In this video: Final Fantasy II, very early SNES coverage, Game Boy Battletoads and its insane maps, and I no-sell Flintstones for the NES.


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Final Fantasy Uberboss Rundown (Now with XIII and XV)

Final Fantasy is a series that has uberbosses in abundance. What's an uberboss? Not a German boss, but good guess. Anything that falls into the postgame and is (usually) more difficult than the actual final boss of the game is an "uberboss". In recent years more people have started referring to them as "superbosses", likely in an attempt to sound less German. The Final Fantasy series, in addition to brimming with androgynous girlboys, sports many of these uber/super bosses. In Final Fantasy, "beating the game" often means you're just getting started because there's usually a huge postgame where the real challenges are.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 (All Systems, 2019)

I mean, it's on lots of systems, PS4 is the one I'm playing on. Alternate dimensions and meeting your past self are all the rage in our entertainment these days, and this game is no exception. Considering it came out the same week as Avengers: Endgame, it shares a lot of koncepts with that movie.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu, Finale - Ask Your Doctor About PP Max

Time for some postgame as we conclude the remake of the year. ...from last year. Man, this took a while to get back to.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu, Part 7 - The Elite

Actually, yes.

Today on Pokémon: According to reports, all of my Pokémon quit and are headed to AEW.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past #6 - Misery Mire, Ice Palace

You're reading the title right: I did Dungeon 6 before Dungeon 5. This is to have the Cane of Somaria for some of Dungeon 5's more tedious puzzles. Time to wrap up this game.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Highlander: The Series 3x06 - Courage

This is the best episode so far in S3. I mean, somebody got to write this episode and knocked it out of the damn park.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mega Man X4/X5 Playthroughs

To go along with my X1-X3 playthroughs. X4 and X5 are both fully uploaded. And that's it, because the post-X5 games are kinda ugh. At least for now.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Highlander: The Series 3x04 - The Cross of St. Antoine

Today on Highlandah: Joe's Bar, Amanda returns, the guy from Blade Runner gets psycho, and other stuff happens. It isn't really a good standalone episode, but it's very eventful from an "overarching events" perspective and sets up the rest of the season nicely.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Highlander: The Series 3x03 - The Revolutionary

Today on Highlander: It's Charlie's last episode for a while, as we deal with something that would be relevant today...or any decade: Armed Insurrections. It'll be a blast!