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  • Destiny 2 Year One: A Year in Review

    I’m still working my way through Forsaken and am waiting to (hopefully) complete the raid before giving any final thoughts on that content. I will say I am having a great time, but I’ve been having a mostly great time with Destiny 2 since just before the release of...
  • Back to the Drawing Board: Forsaken’s Mission Structure Doesn’t Quite Deliver

    I’m a big fan of some of the changes brought forth with Forsaken. Bungie is shaking things up with their most important expansion yet and the game feels better than ever as a result. However, not every experiment has turned in the desired results. I love the idea of...
  • The Final Say: Battle Chasers: Nightwar

    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is an homage to the heyday of turn-based JRPGs from some of the head talent behind Darksiders and Darksiders 2. Tonally, this is almost the opposite with beautiful and lush fantasy visuals that at times are both standard but distinct due to Joe Madureira’s art (the...
  • Did You Ever Play Suikoden?

    Oh, hello there! I see you’ve arrived at this article via that phenomenal box art for the North American release of Suikoden. Well, why don’t we talk about it? Suikoden II is highly regarded as one of the greatest JRPGs ever created. But, with me I have to start...
  • I Really Want To Like Death’s Gambit, But…

    I have been eagerly anticipating the release of Death’s Gambit since I first saw it announced more than three years ago. It was the first game (admittedly of many) I can remember receiving the “2-D Dark Souls” designation from the community. After two years of mostly radio silence, we...
  • The Final Say: Octopath Traveler

    The Nintendo Switch has turned into a great console for JRPGs with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Ys VIII and Octopath Traveler. Square Enix’s latest offering (and Switch exclusive) brings a whimsical mashup of artstyles, an addicting and deep combat system and eight stories that are largely forgettable. The characters are...
  • The Final Say: Subsurface Circular

    Subsurface Circular is a one-and-a-half to two hour adventure revolving entirely around dialogue choices as a robot detective. It is well-written, intriguing and surprisingly deep. The game delves into concepts such as the importance of purpose, agency and discrimination through the lens of a human and robot (or Tek)...
  • Narratively, Octopath Traveler is Surprising Me

    As a long-time JRPG fan, I was somewhat skeptical coming into the Nintendo Switch’s new exclusive, Octopath Traveler. With a couple of key team members coming from the Bravely Default series, my expectations were lowered. I know that this opinion is not a popular one, but I was not...
  • The Final Say: God of War (2018)

    God of War is a special game in many ways. Gameplay, weapon and armor customization, characters, story and visuals do not often blend this well together but Santa Monica Studios did just that spending five years on this magnum opus. After the most recent edition in the franchise, God...

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