Tag Archives: Final Fantasy

Contact‘s own brand of difficult

Before this entry gets under way, it’d be great if you let me know what you think: Should I make this a week-daily blog? I’m asking so that I can get a sense of how often you want me to … Continue reading

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Scraping by against Pokemon Diamond‘s Elite Four

  Well, after some twenty-five minutes of play I managed to take down the next member of the Elite Four. Flint’s done and now it’s just the final member. The one who, traditionally, uses Dragon-type Pokemon. Considering the fact that … Continue reading

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Xenoblade Chronicles‘ elves?

  Tonight’s Xenoblade Chronicles session was all about the cutscenes. Melia was told that she’s next in line for the throne of the High Entia, and Shulk and co. were released from their being imprisoned. Why were they imprisoned in the … Continue reading

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Curious listening while meandering down Pokemon Diamond‘s Victory Road

  To borrow a phrase from Greg Proops: “Holy Cats!” The encounter rate and my own Pokemon’s fairly even levels are really working against me as I stumble through Victory Road. Listening to interviews with David Foster Wallace (like this … Continue reading

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Xenoblade Chronicles: Its strengths could be weaknesses

  It’s hard to believe that I’ve already put nearly 24 hours into Xenoblade Chronicles. And that I’m maybe – maybe – 1/3 through it. It’s a huge game. The game world especially, as I’ve mentioned several times already, is enormous. … Continue reading

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Steeling myself in Pokemon Diamond

  I like to think that the complexity of the gyms in Pokemon Diamond reflects the Game Freak team’s contemporary understanding of how each gym’s type works. That is, the Water type gym in Pastoria City has you wander around raising … Continue reading

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Pokemon Diamond‘s numerous NPCs

  NPCs (non-playable characters) are a standard element in just about every RPG out there. But I’ve never played a game in which they play such a vital role in giving an RPG’s world life. Talking with the NPCs scattered … Continue reading

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