Category: Feature

Weird 2 (Dark Age of JRPGs)

I thought a game named Weird 2 would be an interesting game to cover for this column…but nope! It’s actually

Overseas Sequels

The cultural appeal of certain video games can vary greatly around the world, sometimes having vastly different receptions based on

A.D. 2044

In October 2017, GoG gave out two games free from a Polish developer and publisher named L.K. Avalon. The first

Bad Rats

With the advent of Steam Greenlight and Early Access, the slow transformation of Steam from a prestigious digital PC storefront

Sengoku Turb

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The campaign

The Three Great She-Devils of Square

Among the Japanese RPG fanbase, there’s a specific term for a set of female characters largely disliked by the audience:

Holy Umbrella: Dondera no Mubou!

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The campaign

Revengers of Vengeance

Revengers of Vengeance may not come up in conversation often, but when it does, it’s usually because of its title.

Linda³

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The campaign

Love and Destroy

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The campaign

The Tale of Oeilvert – Final Fantasy’s Forgotten Heroine

One of the big appeals of Final Fantasy IX was the way it appealed to the nostalgia of longtime series

Captain Rainbow

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter.  Captain Rainbow

Emerald Dragon

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. If you

Primordial Pauline: How Did Mario’s First Girlfriend Get Her Name?

The story of how Mario got his name is fairly well known – in the original Japanese arcade release of Donkey

Hybrid Front, The

This entry was written for the Japanese Video Game Obscurities book, which is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. If you