Best Games on the SNES

Most of my memories of playing the SNES come from downloading ROMs, playing with my friend Drew, and collecting games in the late 90s. I didn’t own this system when it came out, and most of my friends bought the Sega Genesis instead. Drew was the only person I knew who owned one. I don’tContinue reading “Best Games on the SNES”

Fight, Magic, Items by Aidan Moher is an Objective look at the History of JRPGs

Fight, Magic, Items by Aidan Moher is a wonderful history of Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPG). The book mainly follows two series, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy, as they shaped the genre as we know it. Other series are talked about, but these two are the main focus. Aidan divides the book into periods. While someContinue reading “Fight, Magic, Items by Aidan Moher is an Objective look at the History of JRPGs”

Final Fantasy Legend II | Yokoi Corner

Final Fantasy Legend II was one of the first Game Boy games I played. At the time, I didn’t know that it was a SaGa game. I’m pretty sure one of my friends told me about the name change later, probably when SaGa Frontier came out. This is a turn-based role-playing game that borrowed someContinue reading “Final Fantasy Legend II | Yokoi Corner”

Best Retro RPGs

I’ve played many role-playing games (RPGs) over the years. My favorite sub-genre is Tactical RPGs. I’m not sure why this genre pulled me in, but I can thank games like Final Fantasy and Dark Sun for getting me into RPGs. Then Final Fantasy VII was released, and it seemed like RPGs became very popular! InContinue reading “Best Retro RPGs”

What is an RPG?

Over the last few years, I’ve read a lot about video games. Some of those books deal with role-playing games in general or with one of the games. Two of the books in particular deal with Dragon Quest. These two have some weird things in them regarding the origins of the sub-genre of Japanese Role-PlayingContinue reading “What is an RPG?”