Review | Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (NSW)

Personally, I’m a huge fan of JRPGs, the problem being that I often don’t have time to play them through. Ignoring my better judgement over whether it would be wise, I started Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana on Nintendo Switch, and I settled in for what I was prepared to be the long haul.

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Feature | The Top Five Best Kingdom Hearts Worlds

Kingdom Hearts III is here, after what feels like three million years. As I put my head to the task of choosing the worst worlds in the series just last week, it stands to reason that I also had favourites instead of just hating everything about it. So here it is, my Top Five Best Kingdom Hearts Worlds.

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Review | Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (NSW)

Tales of Vesperia has always been a missing link in my love of the Tales series, as a game that I had no means of playing (outside of imports) and yet one that was more widely praised than any other title in the whole franchise, and so I spent years of generally feeling sad about not playing it.

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Feature | The Top Five Worst Kingdom Hearts Worlds

It has been somewhere in the region of six and a half thousand years but Kingdom Hearts III is now here! All of the tears, all of those sub-plots, and all of those battles, come to their final point. So what better time to look back over the games so far and pick out our Worst Worlds In Kingdom Hearts? Are you strapped into your Gummi Ship? You might need to be.

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Review | Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (NSW)

Being a huge fan for many years of JRPGs, I must admit that the Atelier series had passed me by simply because it was a little too anime for past me. Now that I’m older and more partial to big-eyed anime girls, the recent release of Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX for Nintendo Switch felt like a great time to jump in.

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Review | Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4)

This review was originally posted on Rice Digital on September 3rd 2018.

I love the Dragon Quest series, and have done for years, and so it is with great joy that I beheld the announcement of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, especially after the western absence of the MMORPG Dragon Quest X. But, after such a considerable wait for the West since 2010’s Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, how is the game and series faring? Continue reading “Review | Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4)”

Review | The Last Remnant: Remastered (PS4)

This review was originally posted on Rice Digital on December 31st 2018.

I have a soft spot for JRPGs, especially when they are trying to do something different with the genre. So, when I saw the large-scale battles and heavy fantasy anime aesthetic in The Last Remnant: Remastered, I was intrigued about how these would work and even more intrigued that I had no idea this game existed until the remaster was announced. Continue reading “Review | The Last Remnant: Remastered (PS4)”