What to review?
October 03, 2016

So portioning out another review, a new review, mind you, meant ponying up a few bucks for the Steam/PC version of Final Fantasy IV. You see, it was my Great Induction into the world of Japanese fantasy role-playing games. I owned the SNES version (FFII), currently own the GBA and DS re-releases, but was irritated that the PC release just didn't differ at all from the DS version.

I was enthralled and enraged, compelled and propelled through FFII. I replayed it over the years until I could minmax my way to the end without much effort. There /are/ ways to mess with the stats - Ogre/Poison Axes & headband is a serious winner's combo. It lead me to the other story driven titles; FF IX, FF X, FF XIII and some Tactics, here and there.

Of course, I loved Mystic Quest. Why? It was a comfort play, and it was the first RPG my Mom played. She was one of those "cool" Moms who got the references and understood the things my friends and I were into. So, I'm grateful for MMFQ.

Interestingly, it seems to be the Neil Young of the franchise. You either love it or you hate it. Good! What is a franchise without a polarizing title to encourage discussion?

So all that said I will review it. Probably soon.

One of my goals is to review obscure titles that few have paid any attention to, but more importantly I'll be focusing on titles that impacted my life. Like Tetris. Seriously. How does one review Tetris?

I guess I'll find out!

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honestgamer honestgamer - October 03, 2016 (05:06 AM)
There are so many thousands of games available, even before a person counts the seemingly endless flood of indie and mobile games that have arrived during recent years. And yet, people seem to spend most of their time talking about the same few hundred games, no matter how significant the total number of options available grows. It's good to find people who are ready to venture off the beaten path a bit and cover some of the lesser known stuff, along with the established classics.
hastypixels hastypixels - October 03, 2016 (06:17 AM)
I've over 430 games in my Steam library that give me plenty to choose from, and as a writer the challenge is communication, not ease of access. I just finished a review for Final Fantasy IV, which I'll post when the listing for the PC version is added, and a review for Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, which I'm about to submit.

Thank you. :)

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