Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King [Session 2]

My second stream of playing Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the PS2 via the PCSX2 emulator. Streamed originally on Monday, January 30th, 2017.

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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King [Session 1]

My first stream of playing Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the PS2 via the PCSX2 emulator. Streamed originally on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

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The Resurgence of JRPGs?

I write for an independent video game journalism site called Middle of Nowhere Gaming and most of the news stories I’ve been writing recently have been announcements of rereleases of Japanese role playing games. Grandia II, Tales of Symphonia, Odin Sphere, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, all these games are being re-released in the future. There’s also newer JRPGs coming out in the near future, such as Bravely Second, Fire Emblem Fates, Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, and Tales of Zestiria. Needless to say, I’ve had JRPGs on the mind and I just bought Tales of Vesperia on the 360 right now. I’ve honestly not heard this much about JRPGs since the early 2000s, except for that time when Microsoft kept publishing JRPGs on the 360 to appeal to Japanese audiences. Remember that? They had Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. Also, Infinite Undiscovery and The Last Remnant were 360 exclusives.

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Colorwind Beats ► Final Fantasy II (SNES) | Episode 4 “Shopping Redo”

Part 4 of my playthrough of Final Fantasy II for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES 9x emulator. I redo my purchases after chickening out of my first dungeon. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Final Fantasy II (SNES) | Episode 4 “Shopping Redo””

Colorwind Beats ► Final Fantasy II (SNES) | Episode 3 “A Ruby for Rosa”

Part 3 of my playthrough of Final Fantasy II for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES 9x emulator. I do a bit of shopping in Kaipo and search for a ruby for Rosa. A new party member is also introduced… Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Final Fantasy II (SNES) | Episode 3 “A Ruby for Rosa””

Colorwind Beats ► Final Fantasy II (SNES) | Episode 2 “Misty Dragon”

Part 2 of my playthrough of Final Fantasy II for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES 9x emulator. My playthrough of Final Fantasy II continues as I make my way into the Village Mist and slay me a dragon made of mist! But not all is as it seems and a little girl falls victim to deception… Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Final Fantasy II (SNES) | Episode 2 “Misty Dragon””

Colorwind Beats ► Final Fantasy II (SNES) | Episode 1 “It Begins”

Part 1 of my playthrough of Final Fantasy II for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES 9x emulator. I’ve never completed this game and so now this will change! Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Final Fantasy II (SNES) | Episode 1 “It Begins””

Old School: The PlayStation JRPG Factor

Two days ago, I listened to the latest edition of Retronauts and the topic was a discussion of B-list or second rate JRPGs. If you haven’t heard it, check it out. It’s a great if long (2 hours) listen and it’s extremely informative and entertaining. This had me thinking back about when I finally was introduced to RPGs by my friend, Don.

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