Last week, I asked for input about which game I should play to review next. The results are in: the next game is the original Dragon Quest in its mobile incarnation, originally released in North America as Dragon Warrior. Details on the voting methodologies and the next six games in sequence follows for those who are interested. All options listed were mobile games of the JRPG variety.
I enjoy gaming, but I don’t have a lot of time for console games these days. If I plan to review something, I’m more motivated to make the time to spend on it, so I’m opening up voting so our readers can decide what I will review next. I do most of my gaming on my iPad mini, and for this, I’m focused on the “buy once, own the whole thing, one player RPG” style of gaming. (I still play games like Final Fantasy: Record Keeper every day, but I want to review an entire game, so I want to stick to complete ones, and ones where I don’t miss out on something if I have to set it aside for a week.) The actual voting takes place here, and the weighting of the votes will be explained below.
It’s been a while since my last video game review, because I don’t want to review incomplete games, I do most of my gaming on mobile these days, and so many mobile games drag out the stories and never actually wrap up. This one is different, so I thought I’d review it now that I’m finished it.
The first Final Fantasy game was released in Japan on December 18, 1987, and that was only the beginning. David Walker from the No Consoles For Old Men podcast on the Two True Freaks podcast network joins Blaine in the first official Bureau 42/Two True Freaks crossover to discuss this landmark video game franchise in this podcast.
I know we’re not a gaming blog, per se, but I think most of us are gamers or at least are interested in new tech. The Switch, which rolls out in March, certainly seems to embrace both console and mobile gaming (including multiplayer mobile gaming). Will it succeed? We’ll see. The Wii certainly shook up the market, though it didn’t have a lot of staying power. Continue reading →
This time, I’m reviewing the last game in the Halo series to come out on the Xbox 360, and the start of the new arc for the Halo franchise. Continue reading →
I’ve got a video game review for you this time, as I take a look at the semi-recent prequel to the first Devil May Cry game. Continue reading →
For the past few months, part of my morning wakeup routine has been playing a variety of iOS games. I’ve tried many, and what I have here are descriptions and pointers to those which I find myself coming back to on a regular basis. Each category listed alphabetically. FYI, anyone who wants to connect with me for social games via Facebook may do so.
In the first of a zillion or so news announcements from San Diego Comic-Con, we present the teaser trailer for “Firefly Online,” a social MMORPG targeted to mobile devices. The game’s Web site is at keepflying.com, but it’s being hammered (not Captain Hammer) and may take a while to load.
As I make my way through the backlog, I give my thoughts on Rayman: Origins – Ubisoft’s latest platformer. Also, I give my pick for who I’d like to win for the new Hugo Award category of Best Fancast. Continue reading →