Farland Odyssey

If you take a quick glance at the screenshots on this page of TGL's 1999 PC exclusive spin-off of their long-running Farland Story/Saga series(s) of SRPGs you could easily be forgiven for thinking that by the time Farland Odyssey came along they'd abandoned all pretence of internal creativity and gone down the dark road of Ys-y knockoff-dom instead, red-haired hero … Continue reading Farland Odyssey

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Sentinel Returns

"Unexpected horror" isn't really a specific category in gaming but between this and Ecco the Dolphin I think there's a very strong case for the sorta-genre's inclusion in the unwritten videogame canon. While Ecco's fears were based more in physical survival - those ancient fears of drowning, of being mercilessly torn apart by predators, of alien … Continue reading Sentinel Returns

Kimimi, Digital Explorer: Shadowrun Chronicles Edition

It's entirely coincidental, I swear. I'm not some internet Reaper here to cull online games that weren't able to reach their full potential. But just as the last online game I looked at - Wildstar - is due to close by the end of the month it turns out Cliffhanger Productions online Shadowrun adventure is too. Now … Continue reading Kimimi, Digital Explorer: Shadowrun Chronicles Edition

Sharing the Love: The Last Remnant Edition

(I'm sure most people reading this will be aware that the following post previously appeared on my old blog; I've reuploaded it here to celebrate/explain what's so great about the game in light of the PS4 (!) remaster (!!) announcement) The Last Remnant is a unique, exciting, and beautiful RPG from what’s now considered the … Continue reading Sharing the Love: The Last Remnant Edition