Keep on rollin’

Old Sonic Team titles (for the sake of clarity and to potentially reveal my advancing age I am referring exclusively to Dreamcast and earlier releases when I say "old") are often astounding examples of the most imaginative games this hobby has to offer, well loved and rightly so for their bold and innovative ideas all … Continue reading Keep on rollin’

The sequel to that other Mega Drive RPG you may have heard of

Welcome to my first JRPG! Brought up on the mighty Amiga 500 - a format where "role-playing" meant endless pages of stats for traits of no discernible purpose, obtuse everythings, and a frankly unhealthy need to constantly draw inspiration from Dungeons & Dragons, The Lord of the Rings, and Dungeon Master - seeing Shining Force II in Mega … Continue reading The sequel to that other Mega Drive RPG you may have heard of

Cute animal friends! Adorable derring-do! The casual slaughter of helpless innocents!

Ragnacenty (AKA: "Crusader of Centy" (US), AKA: "Soleil" (EU)) is often referred to as a Zelda clone, a mislabelling that has stood the test of time largely due to a weird logic feedback loop that prevents anyone from actually playing Mega Drive RPGs to check if these oft-parroted assumptions hold any water because "everybody knows" … Continue reading Cute animal friends! Adorable derring-do! The casual slaughter of helpless innocents!

Alisia Dragoon

Alisia Dragoon falls into an awkward part of collective gaming memory, being one of those games with the peculiar invisibility that comes from being available everywhere (immediately losing that import-only allure) and by nobody whose name will earn you any of those all-important nerd points. Gainax's involvement is really more of a "Ah, that's interesting." footnote, Mecano Associates may have … Continue reading Alisia Dragoon