Category Archives: Playstation

Five Fantastic Unknown RPGs

If you like underrated, flawed-yet-classic, diamond-in-the-rough, hidden treasure RPGS then I’ve got some sweet, sweet news for you. I’m always scouring the playfield for imaginative and inventive gems, and these are a few you should know about. 1. Magic PenGel … Continue reading

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Quit the Grind: Other Ways to “Level”

In many RPGs you reach a point when battles are neither novel nor challenging, when you’re just going through the motions for gold or experiencećƒ¼also known as grinding. It can kill any momentum the game had going, and it turns … Continue reading

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PS2 Red Alert

I’m afraid I have a fully functioning means of playing PS2 games… Bye bye, spare time. Magna Carta 2 didn’t seem to work, but I think it may just be the copy I have. So that means I’m taking recommendations … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Classics: MP Alternatives

We’ve all played a game or two (or twenty) with this system: each character has a finite amount of MP used for spells, more powerful ones cost more MP, and if your MP runs out you need items (or “rest”) … Continue reading

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Summoner: A Goddess Reborn. GameCube, 2003

“Summoner: A Goddess Reborn” was the 2003 Gamecube re-release of “Summoner 2” for Playstation 2. It was developed by Volition and Cranky Pants Games, and published by THQ. WORLDVIEW: Brute-forcing your way through a mysterious world of intrigue. Many action … Continue reading

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What I’m playing now: Breath of Fire 4

I’m working on posts about Summoner: Goddess Reborn (Gamecube, 2003) and PixelJunk Monsters Online (Facebook app, 2011), but just wanted to briefly mention another game I’ve been playing (which I’ll have to post about someday), Breath of Fire 4 (Playstation, … Continue reading

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