Xenogears was ahead of its time in a lot of ways. Its plan for long-form storytelling across multiple games is something we see everywhere in franchises now. The blending of action-based and RPG-style combat feels like a precursor to the “action-RPG” niche that handily outnumbers turn-based games in the genre nowadays.
It always kind of astounds me whenever someone says that they’re a fan of the Final Fantasy series. Not because any individual entry in the series is that bad. More because the series is so wildly inconsistent.
Floor Kids is available on Steam, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Our priorities can shift a lot over time. Back when I was in school, I’d play the same video game cover-to-cover a dozen times because that’s what was on-hand and appealing. It’s how I could draw you a full map of the entire first …
This is only the second time I've talked about a game before it's even released - and both times, it's been about the now-yearly release of a new main-line Pokémon title. I usually prefer to let something sit in my mind before I go back to it with properly-formed thoughts, but this franchise really gets …
Sometimes games playing follow-the-leader actually turns out pretty well for us as consumers. That’s how you end up with something like Tokyo Xanadu, which is nothing if not borrowed ideas.
I may have technically been watching anime way before, but one of the first that grabbed me was the Kanon, and it’s the one that I still credit with getting me hooked on anime in the first place.
Media franchises are bound to shift and change over time. Sometimes, this sneaks in more gradually though a series of slow deviations. And out of this, you get things like Fate/Grand Order.