Category Archives: RPG or thereabouts

Wartune

Wartune is a flash game that is ostensibly about “epic hybrid turn-based RPG/strategy” but is primarily about clicking on menus to get in-game currency so you can grind faster. It’s a missed opportunity that quite clearly sacrificed quality for money-making … Continue reading

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

Kingdom of Loathing: A Snarky Browser-Based MMO for Snarky Nerds

Kingdom of Loathing: A Snarky Browser-Based MMO for Snarky Nerds Kingdom of Loathing is a parody MMO by Asymmetric Publications. It has run constantly since early 2003 until today. I first played Kingdom of Loathing in late 2005. Its addictive … Continue reading

Comedy, MMO, Online Gaming, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

An Actually Good Lord of the Rings Game!

This is going to be an unconventional article. My site isn’t a parenting blog and I usually have no patience for the wacky antics of children, but I thought it was hilarious that my ten year old nephew could write … Continue reading

Adventure, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Guest Article, Lord of the Rings, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming, Zane Laughead

Seiken Densetsu 3

Guest article by Matt Hobbs ********** “A lost masterpiece.” “A forgotten classic.” “One of the best games ever.” Hyperbole, often fueled by raw nostalgia, overused around the internet to describe so many “underrated” games (which as we’ve discussed before, often … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Guest Article, Matt Hobbs, Music, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

Torchlight II: Better than Diablo III

Have you played Diablo II? Then you know how to play Torchlight II. The former was clearly the latter’s inspiration, and everything in it—from looting to the skill trees to the interface—is copied directly from Diablo II. It is no … Continue reading

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

5 Gaming Crossovers I’d Like to See

Crossover video games are usually a quickly churned-out gimmick intended to capitalize on two separate franchises. Junk food gaming for that quick fix. Occasionally the results are interesting, but there is the potential for so much more. If Disney and … Continue reading

Animu, Beat-Em-Up, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Fighting Games, League of Legends, RPG or thereabouts, Shmups, Video Gaming

SaGa Frontier

I think it was in one of the early Dragon Quest games where your character plays a slot machine and automatically wins. Whoever was in charge of that decision understood that games don’t have to be antagonistic towards the player. … Continue reading

Animu, Exploring Stuff, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

Revisiting Dark Souls

I’ve put about 40 hours into Dark Souls and I enjoyed every one, despite it being bleak in both atmosphere and gameplay. It’s a fun game, and a very challenging one for me. I need to write more about it. … Continue reading

Exploring Stuff, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Metroidvania, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

Infinite Space

Guest article by Hamilton Clower ********** Infinite Space was originally released around 2010 without, as far as I know, a whole lot of fanfare. Although it’s a frustratingly uneven game at times, it also has a whole lot of very … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Guest Article, Hamilton Clower, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

Alundra: The Best Zelda Clone You’ve Never Played

Alundra is what could have happened with the Zelda series had Nintendo kept their balls. It understands perfectly what makes for entertaining combat, dungeons, puzzles, and even plot (though it is certainly rife with clichés). It requires heavy thought and … Continue reading

Animu, Exploring Stuff, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Platformer, Puzzle, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming