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Sunday, January 4 2009

Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2

For many modern players, games in the vein of 16-bit Final Fantasy titles are like throwbacks to the days without electricity.


Thursday, December 4 2008

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

The story of Persona 4 is about our relationship with the masks we wear to get through life and the ones we observe on television.


Tuesday, October 7 2008

Infinite Undiscovery

As much as Undiscovery's combat feels fresh, the plot feels like it was something taken from the Generic JRPG Plot discount rack.


Tuesday, July 22 2008

Opoona

Opoona fails as a character because he's a weird little bulbous alien with a pom-pom on his head named Opoona.


Sunday, July 6 2008

Summon Night: Twin Age

Summon Night: Twin Age has just enough of that engaging "Gotta explore the whole map" appeal that playing never feels like a chore.


Thursday, June 5 2008

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time / Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darknes

While it may be unfair to expect randomly generated dungeons to approach the kinds of visual variety found in Zelda games, it's a shame more of the Pokémon aesthetic couldn't be carried through inside the dungeons.


Sunday, June 1 2008

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES

While our blue-haired hero is essentially a blank slate, you actually feel something like sympathy for him, and, by proxy, for any high schooler with too much to do.


Thursday, May 15 2008

The World Ends With You

Almost without exception, the changes to the standard JRPG formula in The World Ends With You improve the gameplay and provide a startlingly fresh take on the role-playing experience.


Sunday, April 13 2008

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

Dragon Quest Swords turns out to be an interesting study in knowing one's audience.


Tuesday, March 18 2008

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements is the cheesy '80s flick of the modern role-playing scene.


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