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Final Fantasy blamed for murder

28 January 2013 by , No Comments

The phrase “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” seems rather appropriate to define my stance on this matter. While I haven’t enjoyed a Square game in years (discounting remakes), I feel obliged to rush to their aid in this battle: if only because the other side is forehead-slappingly stupid. According to Kotaku, a […]

Why is George Washington “possessed” in the Assassin’s Creed III DLC?

2 January 2013 by , No Comments

Commenting on a trailer that came out almost a month ago may seem a bit redundant but I feel there’s a lot that still need to be said about it. You see, I’ve been rather looking forward to The Tyranny of King Washington, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC. I like alternate histories. “What if” […]

Warning against Hephaestus Books

9 December 2011 by , No Comments

So, there I was, trying to do some research for an upcoming essay, when I stumbled upon a horrible fact. One of the books I was using was a complete carbon copy of Wikipedia entries. They didn’t even bother to change the formatting or the layout. Now, to be fair, they do admit that the […]

Why do villains want to destroy everything?

14 September 2011 by , No Comments

“Soon, I will have the MacGuffin and when I do I shall use its vaguely-defined powers to destroy the world!” A familiar statement to anybody who loves story-based games, I’m sure you’ll agree. So many times we’ve ploughed through hordes of psychotic soldiers, demonic invaders and Terminator knockoffs only to find that the primary antagonist’s […]

No more “cute” characters, please. This is serious.

28 August 2011 by , No Comments

By “cute” I’m not talking about the demure wallflower of a childhood friend who looks sweet and innocent but whose personality is no deeper than, “I love the hero” or the twelve-year old gothic lolita who is somehow the most powerful melee fighter and apologises after every swing of her eight-foot melee weapon. I’m talking […]

Bring back the old jobs!

7 August 2011 by , No Comments

Why are Final Fantasy upgrade systems so horrendously bad? This isn’t a problem every Square Enix game has. Dragon Quest VIII, for one, has a perfectly good method of strengthening characters. The boring stats and levelling up are taken care of by the game itself; all you need to do is invest points in whichever […]

Dragon Age II

12 July 2011 by , No Comments

Yesterday was my 21st birthday, and among the presents I received was a copy of Dragon Age II from my younger sibling; a game that has been almost universally condemned by the Origins fanbase as a singularity of badness. Some have gone so far as to say it’s not only the worst game in Bioware’s […]