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Wednesday, August 14 2013

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

A Realm Reborn is Square Enix's chance at winning back an audience that had turned Final Fantasy XIV into a punchline.


Tuesday, August 7 2012

Mini Ninjas Adventures

When I have to pause my video game to put on a sports bra, maybe it’s time to rethink my otherwise sedentary lifestyle.


Thursday, February 24 2011

Mario Sports Mix

Difficulty is the greatest challenge.


Tuesday, October 12 2010

'Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' - Where Past Is Prologue

Oh, how I want Donald Duck back.


Thursday, May 6 2010

Final Fantasy XIII

The linear portion of the game is linear for a reason. The willingness to intentionally limit the gameplay for such a stretch of time is such a ballsy move by the developers that you can't help but admire it.


Blogs

Tuesday, February 8 2011

Do Some Games Exist in the Future?

Most video games celebrate the state of the present. However, the JRPG, with its arduous focus on the task at hand, reveals that that is rarely the goal or even pleasurable in the moment, but bearable only because of the knowledge that once it ends, the player will be rewarded with more story.


Tuesday, October 12 2010

Disney and Square: A Failure of Synthesis

The story that Kingdom Hearts wants to tell is not the story it could ideally tell.


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