Give peace a chance (even in action games)

It's not all that unusual for those important first sequels in an older series to go off in strange and unexpected directions, unceremoniously dumping previously unshakeable core rules while simultaneously shifting their focus towards something else entirely without even considering what such a huge change would feel like to those who enjoyed the original outing: … Continue reading Give peace a chance (even in action games)

Welcome to the devil’s kaleidoscope

Let's kick this off by dealing with the obvious elephant in the room: It takes nothing more than a quick glance at iS: internal section's sharp lines, flat-shaded polygons, and abstract imagery all beautifully accompanied by a thumping techno soundtrack (courtesy of the incredibly talented Shinji Hosoe and Ayako Saso) and think of just one … Continue reading Welcome to the devil’s kaleidoscope

Wild Card

The WonderSwan is perhaps best known as the widescreen portable home of excellent and enhanced ports of some of Squaresoft's most famous titles: Final Fantasy I, II, and IV as well as Romancing SaGa, Makai Toushi SaGa, and Front Mission all received a warm welcome on Bandai's handheld, and these remakes/ports are rightly well-regarded for the sheer effort … Continue reading Wild Card