A Ni no Kuni Movie?

It seems like a lot of video games have been adapted into movies lately, and fortunately, this one is not live action.  That’s right, folks, they’re apparently making a Ni no Kuni movie, which is, thankfully, keeping the animated look of the games.  The only unfortunate thing…right now, there’s no word of it being released…

Hopefully Conquering Final Fantasy 8: Part 1

I’m sure you’ve all heard me complain about it, many times before, but I was never able to beat Final Fantasy 8.  I think it was due to a complete lack of understanding as to how Junctioning works, along with the fact that enemies become more powerful the more you level up, that accounted for…

How Retro Can You Go: A Discussion of Spooniness

There are some gamers who openly admit that they have no desire to play older games because they prefer the more advanced, better looking games of today.  There are others who say that gameplay is the only thing that matters, so if a game is good, no matter how old it is, they will play…

The Apparent Science of RPGs

A good number of years ago, I bought Final Fantasy Anthology and Final Fantasy Chronicles for the PS1 in order to play Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger.  The other games that came in these mini-collections were Final Fantasy IV and V.  While I had always been interested in FFVI and onward, I never heard…

5 Point and Click games on mobile

Due to the popularity of apps on your mobile device point and click games have seen a resurgence. These games are easily developed for a mobile device since almost all of them are tough screens now. Since point and click games are easier to use on a touchscreen device it only makes sense that many would be developed exclusively for mobile. Some of these games have full, compelling episodic stories while others are simple dynamic level games.

A New Gaming Challenge: Making Nice With The Twilight Princess

Since giving up on not beating Metroid Prime, I’ve been wary of challenging myself to complete old, unfinished (or never started) games in my backlog.  Or, I should say, wary of challenging myself and then making myself accountable by documenting the process in writing, i.e. blogging about it.  But even though my Metroid Prime challenge…

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…

Top 5 Vintage Games on Mobile

Top 5 Vintage RPGS on mobile –   Mobile games are shaping the world of gaming for the better. Although, many of the games are simple and endless, they are introducing the world of gaming to people that don’t normally game. With this in mind these same mobile games can leave an avid gamer feeling…

Setting Paths and Changing Outcomes in RPGs

Recently, a number of our posts here have focused, in ways directly or indirectly, on challenges associated with being adult gamers. As much as we might not like to admit it, as we grow older, our gaming habits change, sometimes by choice, often by necessity. Demanding jobs, growing families, and surmounting financial concerns all eat…

Just What the Duck Needed

I write so many posts, and they get published in random orders, I don’t know what I’ve already said and what I haven’t. But, if I haven’t, here’s a recap: RPG’s are really, really tiring. I have been doing nothing but playing one RPG after another for the last, I don’t know, eight months, and…