Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rant: Articles of 2010

Seriously Articles from all journal magazines and websites relating to gaming in 2010 were truly the biggest disappointment. A few games don't do what people expect and it becomes the lets bash all JRPGs even the ones we previously have given good reviews to and thought were awesome. So what that you thought FFXIII was terrible, it sold decent enough and there are still plenty of us playing it who enjoy it for what it is. Get over yourself. Its as if everytime some other magazine or website posts something about it the others have to repost something else until its just a vicious cycle. I don't care if you hate it find something new to comment on! Quit trashing and find something good in the Industry to acknowledge such as retrogaming or modding or something!!!!!! Oh and stop all the damn comments about Scott Pilgrim, yeah a lot of people like it, and a lot of people obviously like Star Trek but that doesn't mean everyone is a Trekky. The manga wanna be art-style and gaming references to make gamers buy it no matter how terrible they were doesn't appeal to everyone, nor does that really terrible B rate (or maybe even Z rate movie) Get over it and quit writing on it!

Really what is with all these articles lately? Seriously is this just jump on the ban wagon and continue beating the horse until maggots fly? Sorry that I thought ffXIII was a solid game. And more over I guess sorry that I didn't go and see Scott Pilgrim and instead rented it and still thought it was complete crap! Maybe this is my Bah Humbug for this year but I have a new years resolution! This next year people like myself and wonderful sites like this one will bring you articles that aren't full of the same old down in the dumps dead horse beating BIAS bull!!!!

Yeah were looking at you Gameinformer, Kotaku, Gametrailers, Destructoid ect!

Yeah for 2010 you and others get the rating of

Start making it better!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas gaming goodness

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Newyears to all! I hope everyone had as good of a Holiday season as I have (minus throwing up from bad pizza on Christmas morning). I'm sure many of you got gifts for the Holidays like I did and lets hope that all of them were something special. But enough talking about you guys now lets talk about me and what I got.

First I got a DS XL mario bundle with Mario Kart DS. All I have to say is once you go big you'll never go back. Surpisingly the Mariokart DS is a rather solid game with plenty of retro tracks for us Snes and N64 players. The DS XL has cool art work of Mario's power ups on the front of the case.

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Second I received two games (more as graduations presents.) These games were Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals and Magna Carta 2. The Lufia game is a remake of the Snes/Super Famicom RPG Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals. These games are known as Estpolis Denki エストポリス伝記 in Japan. This remake is much different from the original as it is now a puzzle based action RPG much like Zelda or Ys instead of a traditional RPG with turn based battles and limited animations like the original. I'm only a few hours in at this point but so far the graphics are amazing, even if the English voice dub leaves a bit to be desired.

Magna Carta 2
is a sequel to the Playstation 2 game Magna Carta Tears of Blood. Anyone who has mentioned the game in my presence before knows that I have a really blood curdling hatred for that game due to its amazing graphics, good story and the worst gameplay of any RPG. However I will save that for another day. Magna Carta 2 , so far, has great graphics, a pretty decent story save for some cliche's and an addictive battle system that is a mixture of Final Fantasy XII and Infinite Undiscovery. So far I rather enjoy the game though the fact that all quests are done in an MMO fashion puzzles me, but it is a Korean developed game.

Lastly I received Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light
for the Nintendo DS. So far ,though only a few hours in, I love this game. It has the classic story and atmosphere of all those games from 1-5 but with enjoyment of a Jobclass system that feels like a mix between Final Fantasy III and X-2. Moreover the battles are rather well done. They may be a bit too old school for some people's tastes as heroes can only hold fifteen items and have six abilities at once including spells. This aside the personalization of characters and their progress through their levels has never been this under the players sole control as much as it is in this game. However, ignoring all of that, the graphics are the best part of the whole package. The simplistic cell-shaded art-style of these world is simplistic but some how more detailed than the top graphics accelerated PC and PS3 titles. Small things like the wind blowing through the grass or roses growing throughout an evil witch's castle makes this game's world extremely charming. I know this ended up being a small review but I can't help but to give this game my highest recommendation. Every RPG and Retro gaming fan should check it out for a fresh start to the Final Fantasy series.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays メリークリスマス

Its Christmas eve and I have no money no job and am in debt. :)
But I have plenty of Otaku stuff coming my way and a wonderful family to enjoy the holidays with so it will be a Happy Holiday indeed.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Nier ニーア ゲシュタルト

俺は英語版のニーア ゲシュタルトを完全したばかりだ。 本当に素晴らしいゲームだけどゲームの物語は超悲しいのだ。 俺は沢山のゲームを持ったり、完全したりしたのに殆どのゲーム比べるとニーイアの話の方が深くて俺は感動した。 
ニーアは株式会社スクエア・エニックスが制作したゲームだ。 僕の意見では他のrpgよりニーアは特別なんだ。 ニーアの物語はそれ程に深いので三回クリアした今でも全ての話がまだ魅力的なままなんだ。 その上、ニーアのゲームプレイの中で色々な他のゲーム要素が入っている。ゲームプレイは殆どゼルダの伝説のようだけど謎とかクエストにはMMOとディアブロを現せている。 

すべてのキャラクタは最高だ。 プレイヤーの連中の中で四人が入っている。


他の一人は半分悪魔とふたなりカイネ。カイネの話は本当に悲惨だらけだ。でもカイネは悪口で喋ってなの敵でも倒してみるという強い女だ。 そうだっても最後には優しい性格も現せる。  

次のキャラクタは白の書. 白の書は不思議な魔法のやり方を説明本。 この本は自分の意識が持って、英語晩で優秀な英国の声で話せる。 よくこの本の高い自身から離すので他の勇者達と喧嘩して巫山戯る見たい会話が多くて面白いだ、

最後の連中の勇者はエミールだ。 エミールの事につぃてはっきり説明できない。 ちょっど説明したらゲームの構想もバラスから面白くない。 一つの事を言えるよ。 エミールの肉体と力が変身してしまうのが超面白い。

PS3とXBOX360の主人公の姿は全然違う。 PS3の方はMSGの雷電みたい。その方がかっこいいじゃない? 俺敵に言えばPS3が一番。あの美少年の目的も違います。PS3の場合は妹を救う為戦うんのだ。面白い。超買いたい。

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ToX Tales of Xillia



I'm so freaking excited!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy thanks giving Nintendo!

Years have passed and Mario is now 25! Wow has Nintendo given us a lot of cultural moments to remember.

So for those of us who are feeling old, nastalgic and long for days real non-wii Nintendo here is a moment from Nintendo history to help you through the Holiday blues.

Thanks for everything Nintendo.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010



Here is a new article series I am starting up called Eye on Japan. Here I will talk about Japanese gaming news, Old school gaming in Japan and Japanese culture (mostly as it pertains to gaming)

Its sad when a facebook app mmo is better than a main title mmo. As you all probably know by now, me being the square-cultist that I am, there have been a few struggles and disputes between me and FF14. Feeling a bit spurned I started to wonder if Square still had my back or if I would have to rely on spin off titles to keep my fan boy rage stirring. Unfortunately the later is true but there has been some great spin off titles for us rabid fans. There is the new DS spirit Sequel to FF1 called Four Heroes of Light, which may I add for old school purists is a great way to go.

After that there is a new Facebook app by Square to promote the Four Heroes game which in itself is a good stand alone game. With the feeling and art style of FF tactics you almost feel as if your visiting Ivalice all over again. Its really a "welcome home" kind of feeling. Unfortunately being a pay to play kind of game, despite its lack of fees there are plenty of times when you will have to let your character recharge action points in order to continue (meaning logging off) or will not be able to participate in a quest due to lack of premium items ect. However these aside, the multi-player battles, epic bosses and cool treasure hunting aspects are more than addictive. If your willing to stoop down low enough to play a facebook game but want to keep your dignity as to not play main stream titles like farmville (looks to Harvest moon and sheds a tear...."I'll never forget you even if the whole world does") or if you are dying for another game that feels like a part of the ivalice alliance then look no further than Knights of the Crystals.


Square News!

In other Square Enix related news the third Parasite Eve game (Third Birthday) looks to be turning out nicely. There are a few quirks for those of us who are huge Eve fans. Aya is now 39 and borderline giving a whole new feel to the term cougar. She also has many different outfits at her disposal this time, all which come with their own special skills and weapons, such as Lightning's clothes and gun-blade from FF13 and a maid outfit.... Enough time has passed plot wise that the mitochondria have taken over much of the world causing it too look like a barren wasteland much like that of Gears of War. It should prove to be interesting. If anything you should check out Square Japan's site for the game as it has awesome backgrounds to download which I am boasting right now.

Dissidia 2

Square recently announced that the next Dissidia game will include Vaan from FF12 and Tifa from FF7 as playable characters. So we get some Whiny pretty boy action and big bouncing boobs, so all can be happy.....right, at least Tifa is still wearing her old-school PS1 outfit. This of course was in addition to the announcement that they were adding Lightning from FF13 to the mix.

Other Japanese Gaming News

In other Japanese gaming news, Hironobu Sakaguchi , the father of Final Fantasy, and his team at Mist Walker are near done with their new masterpiece Last Story. Here's hoping it is interesting, though most of his target audience are ex- and still Square-enix fans who more than likely aren't too keen on the Wii and its lack of hardcore JRPGs. Maybe they will be intict to pick one up due to his marketing ploy of making a special edition Last Story Wii, which if rumor has it, will come with a soundtrack.

Last on the list of news there is a new Pokemon.....wait thats a Digimon game. Yup a new DS Digimon RPG that is set to imitate Pokemon in some ways as there will be two different types named after colors (Red and Blue). Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red and Blue will be coming out spring 2011 in Japan.

See ya on the Flip side!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We're Sorry :(

Square-Enix is offering another free month to gamers just to say: We're Sorry.

Some people think that Square-Enix has fallen in the past few years...I know that I'm a crazed fanboy and have been since I was really young...but I tend to disagree.

NO, they haven't fallen. Its just people are too stuck up and full of themselves. So FF13 isn't like other FFs, that doesn't mean the company sucks. Same thing in this situation. Yeah, I was pissed at first that I paid for the special edition of FF14 and it was pretty much broken but (though I got it because I am a rabid fan) I haven't spent a dime on pay to play for the past few months! Which equals out my issues. And their updates have actually changed a lot, it's a lot more playable and enjoyable now than it was.

Also as a fan of Square-Enix I am more than happy the way they are treating their fans. I do not see other companies admitting they are wrong EVER!

But in regards to both FF14 and DLC: What happened to the old ways? You know making sure a game was complete before shipping it? When expansions really just meant sequels. Now gaming has just become a huge cash cow with little actual care for the gamers or complete satisfaction of the gamers involved.
It's probably why I'm becoming a retro-gamer more and more these days. Modern gaming makes me sick.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Game Deals and Steals!

Hey Guys,

This is a new segment I am going to be writing called Game Deals and Steals where I will write about the cheapest deals I find for consoles and PC platforms.

While rambling around Office Max I found out that they are now, in attempt to pull in some revenue, selling cheap Xbox 360 and PC games. It was there amongst the thin jewel cases PC games that I found two awesomely cheap. One was the first Assassin's Creed game and the other was the Prince of Persia Remake. Both great deals at 10$! That is if you have an Office Max near by.

My Steal for this week is a game that makes Super Mario Bros for the wii take a hike and drowned itself in a grease deposit at a Chicken joint. (Yeah I'm looking at you KFC). This is a Multiplayer Mario game that is shareware and 100% free! Home brewed at

Check it out!


Monday, November 8, 2010


I know Halloween is over but I just thought I would place this here for Autumns sake.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

ファイナルファンタジー14 FF14

The Square of my Childhood...where has it gone?

I have been playing FF14 since its release. I spent the money on the special edition. I'm a die hard FF fanboy. So of course at first I was enraged about the awful reviews it was receiving. But now I agree with others. Seriously if they would have changed the story and world but otherwise just made a hi-res HD version of FFXI then almost all the fans would have been happy. Instead I bought the special edition and haven't freaking touched it in two weeks. Grant it I'm very busy with school and work, but I have had time for retrogaming , Ar Tonelico, Fable II and some Shin megami. Tonight being Friday I should have some time to play it......but unless these updates they keep on promising till Christmas actually change something I'm really starting to think my favorite company of all time as screwed me over. THANKS SQUARE, I guess I'll just keep holding on to your Super Famicom and PlayStation one days.


Thursday, November 4, 2010


Crap VS Classic

This is such a shame. Cartoonetwork is going to be running a new show based of a comic book called Firebreather. The main character of this show seems to be half dragon and have the ability to breath fire and perform many different feats all while maintaining the transformative ability to be come a were dragon. Can the USA not come up with its own original ideas? This is BREATH OF FIRE! A Japanese video games series from CAPCOM and one of my favorites. In breath of fire the main hero (Ryuu) is always a were-dragon or half dragon with the ability to breath fire and cast magic. He always has a half dragon form where his eyes turn slitted and glow yellow and a full dragon form. Ripping off the name is bad enough but taking it this far? The sad thing is in light of Inafune's recent resignation from Capcom rumor has it that Breath of Fire will get another game to its name or at least its in the conceptual stages.

Ugh.....this is terrible.



PS This CGI is terrible.

Its okay to disagree with me this is just my rant. But it still peeves me off.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My PC gaming years.

Since its PC gaming week I thought I would make my own version of this article at Kotaku.

What was your first PC game?
Unfortunately it was one of those Reader Rabbit games when I was a kid. But after that the one I got into the most was probably Z (ZoD) the RTS produced by Virgin entertainment that was populated by foul mouthed robots. Other than that it was probably some version of Darkforces, Doom or Hexxen.

Did consoles ever get in the way of your PC gaming?
Yeah, I was converted completely. I actually was a strong console gamer before I was a PC gamer and now its sort of a mix. I didn't get into PC gaming till I was about twelve and it never too presidency with in my gaming life. For me now PC gaming is a way to test my hardware so I usually play free mmo's and crank up the power just to see how far I can tweak them. Other than that my PC is used for Retro console games and Emulating Japanese consoles I dont have. In other words my PC is a console too.

Best PC gaming memory?
Final Fantasy VII. I loved and still love the fact that we (those with the PC version) had the better translation and all around graphics (plus sound).

Worst PC gaming memory?
Final Fantasy XIV. Direct X crashes and boorish gameplay. But the beauty and easy job class systems keep bringing me back. Unfortunately.
But thank god for the free months they have given.

What PC game should they bring back?
All adventure gaming. There should be some sort of new way to implement this with some action for sells but keep the story, puzzles and ambiance for us purists who want to go back. Its sad when only Sam and max and Monkey Island are the only ones selling. In an article of Retrogaming lately they had an interview with Hideo Kojima. Kojima stated that he would like to go by to the Adventure gaming genre again and there were hints towards Snatcher, which without a doubt is what all fans are dieing for.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lesbian sex= rare game  レズ場面=珍しくて価値があるゲーム

So I finally found Fear Effect 2 at my local used bookstore for ........wait for it......12 bucks!
I haven't played the game yet....I have only played a bit of the first one but I have heard about the second as it was extreemly popular for having an awesome Neo-hongkong and for its lesbian style interactions between the two main characters. Though I look forward to playing it all the way through, mostly due to the fact the main character reminds me of that girl off of Oni (yeah you remember that game like it or not.....I wont let you forget it!) and it plays alot like parasite eve or Biohazard (RE). Which is a good thing. If I get around to playing it I might post a review.

Also its worth over 100 dollars on Amazon.

やっとフェアエッフェクト2(片仮名に間違えばごめん)古本屋で見つけた!本当に安いよ!12ドルで買った!まだやっていないけど、前作(一)だけはいっぱいやった、それから雑誌の記事で2は超人気だと聞いた。 人気の原因は二つ、一つは舞台は凄く綺麗な未来的な香港市であること。二つは二人のキャラクタ愛の関係でレズ的なエッチシーンが多いことです。 このゲームの主人公は鬼という日本のアニメに似ているアメリカ製のゲームの主人公見たい。ゲームのやり方はパラサイトイヴに似ていてやけに楽しみしていた。 いいと思う。 多分、完成〔クリア)したら批評の記事もかくと思う。 


No matter your sexual preferances, this scene rocks!


Monday, September 13, 2010

My thoughts on all these RPG haters

I know i'm really getting sick of all these racist (people who make statements about a game because it came from Japan) and RPG haters trying to spam everyone else with their hatred. If you go to pick your game controller and find yourself always wanting to put in Halo or a football game your probably not going to like any RPG so stop mouthing off and ruining it for those of us who do.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

今日僕は あかほり さとる という諸物の作者のことを習ってきた。 あかほりさんはほとんどうの僕の若い時の大好きなアニメを作られた。 このアニメの中で爆れつハンターやシーバス1-2-3やMAZE☆爆熱時空などが入っている。 この全部のアニメは同じ作者以外の関係は今日の前知らなかった。 上のアニメの全部は同じ世界の話でスプーナ大陸にあってあかほりさんの作ったスプーナの歴史が含まれている。

  全部のシーリズは複雑だが適当な説明をかけたら沢山の時間がかかると思う。 とりあえず書く前にアニメを見ておく!

I'm I the only person in America who still remembers this show or manga? Its really unforgivable!

実はこのアニメを買って見たばかりでこの記事を書く。一般的にいえばこのアニメは今のブログの記事のインスピレーションだ。 見るとき懐かしい感じて、爆れつハンター似ていると思ったので調べた。
The truth is I just bought and watched this anime when I made this blog entry. Generally speaking this anime is the inspiration for this blog post. When I watched it I felt nostalgic and thought it felt a bit like sorcerer hunters. So I looked it up.