I bought Octopath Traveller on release for my Nintendo Switch and still haven’t finished it, not because it’s an exceedingly long game but because it takes effort for me to keep going. Continue reading Playing Octopath Traveler – The Narrative Issue
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Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K And Full Remaster – Review
The Earth is gone, kaput, we blew it up. Now, the space, the final frontier, the Star Ocean may be our Last Hope. This is Star Ocean IV: The Last Hope – Remastered in 4k!
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Review: Children of the Zodiarcs
A city built from the ashes of the old world, its nobles living in decadence while the poor starve and survive by joining gangs and killing those that oppose them. This is the setting for Children of the Zodiarcs.
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Rezzed 2017 – Games Highlights – The Booked Sessions
On Monday I spoke of my Rezzed 2017 experience and if there was one thing missing from that piece was perhaps to talk about some of the games I saw. But don’t worry, as I mentioned on Monday, today and Friday will be all about that.
Another thing I mentioned is that I booked very few interviews, three in total, so I could have the time to explore and find games for myself, those hidden gems of Rezzed.
That’s what today is all about, the best of the game I played during my booked sessions with the Square Enix Collective, Bandai-Namco and R8 Games. Continue reading Rezzed 2017 – Games Highlights – The Booked Sessions
Final Fantasy IV – Episode 10 – More Gimmicks!
Wow this Final Fantasy IV episode took some effort to record. My first attempt ended with a sudden power cut, leaving me in the dark for nearly five hours.
When the power returned, I recorded the episode, going for a bit longer than usual as I tried to end the episode with win over a boss, for once! But alas, the Dark Elf proved too strong for that to happen. Continue reading Final Fantasy IV – Episode 10 – More Gimmicks!
Final Fantasy IV – Episode 9 – Lose your temper, win the fight!
New week, new Final Fantasy IV episode. This week we pick up where we left off. As it’s become tradition in this playthrough, I ended the previous episode by dying to the latest boss, yet another Archfiend sent by Golbez to stop us. Continue reading Final Fantasy IV – Episode 9 – Lose your temper, win the fight!
Final Fantasy IV – Episode 8 – Shifty Eyes
And we’re back! In this episode of Final Fantasy IV, we get things ready, buy some items and other fun stuff and find the back door into Baron castle, intent on rescuing Rosa from Golbez and now-heel Kain. But things, as usual aren’t as easy as we thought, with former allies turning on us–again–and obvious villains coming out of their shells–pun intended, you’ll get it when you watch the episode! Continue reading Final Fantasy IV – Episode 8 – Shifty Eyes
Final Fantasy IV – Episode 5 – Fabul-ous!
Last time on Final Fantasy IV we explored the Antlion cave, fought the big monster in its lair and collected the Desert Pearl for Rosa, healing her and finally getting a proper healer for the party. But of course, it wasn’t that easy, not with the Antlion hitting like a freight train and me hitting it when set to counterattack.
But a bit of exploration, a new weapon and a save point later, the party had all they needed to take down the beastie! Continue reading Final Fantasy IV – Episode 5 – Fabul-ous!
Final Fantasy IV – Episode 4 – Exploration is Good!
And we’re back with another weekly episode of Final Fantasy IV.
Last time around, in Episode 3 of Final Fantasy IV, we finally made our way through to Damcyan where we found the castle under attack by Baron’s Red Wings, there to take yet another Crystal for their mad King. Inside the castle we found Anna, Tellah’s daughter, but she passed away soon after. Tellah tries to take out his frustrations on his son in law, the Damcyan Prince and Bard, Edward, but soon his attention shifts to the real menace, the man they call Golbez. With vengeance on his mind and fire in his eyes, Tellah storms out in pursuit of Golbez, leaving our party without its powerful spellcaster.
Later in the episode, Edward joins up and we explore the Antlion nest and upon reaching the heart, we found the Antlion isn’t as docile as Edward claims and the new boss kicks our butt with finesse. Continue reading Final Fantasy IV – Episode 4 – Exploration is Good!
Best of 2016 – The Mental Attic
As I said a couple of days ago, next week is going to be a week off from content on the site and its various channels, as I need a bit of a holiday to recharge for the next year.
I also said in the past that I don’t do Best Game/Film/Series/Anime/Plushie/Gunpla of the year because I think they’re shortsighted at best.
But with how strange this year has been–there’s a reason Merriam Webster chose “surreal” as the word of the year–I decided it might be a good idea to look back at some of the best moments in the year for myself and the site. So join me in this little trip down memory lane for a very strange year! Continue reading Best of 2016 – The Mental Attic