The Completion of Lightning Returns and a Question

It took about 95 hours, but I am finally done with Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns, and I don’t think I want to play another RPG again for a long, long time.  Nevertheless, I ended up having a lot of fun with the game, even if my initial impressions weren’t great.  Before I get into…

A Better Way to Level Up

I have mixed feelings about leveling up in video games.  As we all know, this common feature of RPG’s allows us to make our characters more powerful and, in any game that includes it, it is typically a requirement.  You simply can’t get through RPGs without leveling up your characters, or else you’ll be doomed…

Lightning Returns and Species Extinction: A Question of Morals

During one of my recent excursions in Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns, I spoke to a strange guy in the Dead Dunes who asked me to exterminate every member of each species of monster in order to invoke the appearance of a Last One, an extra strong and final version of that creature before its…

No More Hand Holding

I think it’s safe to say that many gamers find tutorials tedious, whether they be an entire level devoted to teaching the basics of a game or frequent interruptions where we are forced to read pages of text explaining every detail of every action we can perform, even such simple tasks as buying a potion…

Listmas: Games I Need to Play Next Year

I’ve already listed all the game I played this crazy year of 2014, and now it’s time for all the games I need to play in 2015 AKA my gaming backlog! Not including games not yet purchased…