Hopefully Conquering Final Fantasy 8: Part 3

I’m still working diligently on Final Fantasy VIII, using guides as I go so as not to miss anything.  (I was using a guide on a website called Jegged, but then I kept getting lots of weird popups, so I switched to IGN.)  I have recently reached disc 3 and am currently all caught up…

Octopath Traveler Introduces Final Two Characters, Reveals Features

Fans of the classic Final Fantasy games may have something to forward to this July.  See, Square-Enix is releasing a new JRPG on the Switch that both calls back to the classic 2D JRPGs and advances the genre in significant, but somewhat subtle ways. This game is known as Octopath Traveler, an RPG that puts…

Hopefully Conquering Final Fantasy 8: Part 2

I’ve been slowly and steadily making progress in Final Fantasy 8, and I must say, I feel like I’m finally starting to get the hang of things.  As of writing this, I have just reached disc 2, and I have grown far fonder of the game and its characters than I did on my first…

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…

Secret Of Mana Getting Limited Physical Release in the Americas

Earlier this week, Square Enix announced that the Secret of Mana remake will see a limited physical release for the PS4 on February 15, 2018. Limited is certainly a keyword here as these physical versions will only be available at GameStop in the US and EB Games in Canada. Other retailers will be able to…

Listmas 2017: The Duck’s 2017 Gaming List

Merry Listmas, dear readers!  With the end of the year growing ever nearer, I thought it would be fun to look back on all the games I had played in 2017.  It’s been a great year for gaming, not to mention an extremely productive one.  I mean, wowie!  Fifteen games?  How did I manage that!

Final Fantasy XII Has Finally Come to a Close

I started my second playthrough of Final Fantasy XII in early December 2016.  Nearly a year later, I have finally completed it (it took so long because I took a lot of breaks, particularly to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild).  I am proud to say that I got far closer to…

Yiazmat is Driving Me Nuts!

You may recall from my last post on Final Fantasy XII that my time with the game is almost at a close.  All I have left is Mark #45 Yiazmat, the battle with Omega, a few Bestiary entries, and the ending of the main game.  My first goal was to defeat Yiazmat, who sounds pretty…

Yes, I Am Still Playing FFXII

Over the past however many months, I have been posting the occasional updates on my progress through Final Fantasy XII and my quest to improve my general RPG-skills.  Well, at this point, I have seriously been playing this game for probably a good year now.  Maybe more.  Probably more.  I’ve lost track.  All I know…

A KH3 Release Date, Toy Story, and More

I’ve long since lost track of the number of years we’ve been waiting to hear this news.  But it’s finally confirmed…Kingdom Hearts 3 is indeed something that’s going to happen in our lifetimes!  It was announced at Disney’s D23 convention that this greatly anticipated game is scheduled for release in 2018.  When in 2018, I…

A Cry for Help from a Weary Kingdom Hearts Fan

Now that I’ve gotten through Breath of the Wild and Yooka-Laylee, my top two games of the year, I’ve been working my way through Kingdom Hearts 2.8.  The bulk of this game’s time has, and will continue to be, spent on the remake of Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance.  The most exciting game in this…

Honing My RPG-Skills with Final Fantasy XII

You may recall this past year that I have been discussing with decent regularity my general incompetence when it comes to RPGs.  For the longest time, I have been employing the “beat it senseless” method of defeating my foes.  When that fails, I proceed to plan B, the “level up a whole bunch and try…