Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Adventures of Lolo series

Adventures of Lolo (Known as Eggerland in most territories) is a series of puzzle games that originated on the MSX, a computer system primarily sold in Japan. Four games in the series were released in the United States: Three for … Continue reading

Puzzle, Video Gaming

Curt Schilling and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

My dad, while (justifiably) griping about the excessively negative attitude found in my previous article, showed me something a bit more positive for a change of pace. Curt Schilling is a former baseball star, a field I would normally care … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

I’m ambivalent about Xenogears.

I am quite ambivalent about Square’s 1998 video game Xenogears. There are times when I think it’s the most beautiful and profound thing on the planet. At others, I find it an infuriating mess of ill-conceived plot twists that insults … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, This isn't just a video game this is ART you wouldn't understand it you plebian filth, Video Gaming

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

I love the Dark Sun setting. It takes the standard Tolkien plagiarism that makes up the fantasy genre and just defecates all over it. Gone are the happy elf/dwarf/human versus evil clichés. This is the world of Athas after evil … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

New Video Games and Game Consoles – Don’t Buy Them Right Away

Don’t buy a console on launch day. Don’t buy a game on launch day. Don’t wait in line like these fools. It’s not worth it and I’ll tell you why. New computer hardware is inevitably overpriced, underpowered, and often riddled … Continue reading

Hardware, Video Gaming