The heady combination of the relentless passage of time and plain old life in general have lead me to what just a few years ago would've been an unthinkable place: Living in a SCART-less home and without the time, space, energy, or plain old money to keep shelves of increasingly esoteric consoles, computers, and PCBs all … Continue reading Old is the new new
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
I learned of this game's existence through an indie importer's catalogue (remember those?) that had been mailed to me (remember that?) and the potential sale hinged entirely on me being prepared to part with a whopping £50 after seeing｜BLUE WING BLITZ ｜SQUARESOFT｜printed within a soulless monochrome Excel table.Luckily for them I was always interested in … Continue reading Blue Wing Blitz
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
[First up, a reminder of what this post is: One week, one MMO, one person's thoughts and experiences reflected in the text below. A more thorough explanation/apology can be found here] [One more thing: Wildstar shuts down forever in just a few weeks time and the game was already in "Buh-bye!" mode when I played … Continue reading Kimimi, Digital Explorer: Wildstar Edition
As someone who’s been absolutely ga-ga over Shining Force II since 1994 it’s more than a little embarrassing to admit that I hadn’t played through series starting point Shining in the Darkness until just last month, but here we are. I’d like to pretend that this was just down to a fear of running into … Continue reading Shining and the Darkness
MMOs are big business, even in this age of wallet-destroying gacha mobile games and real cash loot boxes in full price retail releases (Can you hear me groaning all the way over there? I do hope so.). For over twenty years now they've remained money-making behemoths that swallow lives whole, make or break relationships, and … Continue reading Kimimi: Digital Explorer?