Anthem is a looter shooter that combines the third person shooter experience with the action role playing experience, to varying degrees of success. Taking place in Bastion, a country lacking in details on an unnamed planet, the name Anthem refers to the Anthem of Creation, a supernatural force of unknown power and origin that feeds dangerous relics and creates strange beasts. You play a Freelancer, a sort of mercenary that pilots a Javelin, a suit of power armor that allows you to fly and battle the dangers of Bastion, and the factions that would try to harness the Anthem for themselves.
Final Fantasy VII is one of my favorite games of all time. I could write a long article about why and how, but suffice it to say, after I'd played it, I could not have been more eager for Final Fantasy VIII. Imagine my surprise when that wasn't the next game in the Final Fantasy... Continue Reading →
Growing up, I remember important gaming decisions, made by my sister and myself, that addressed and overcame our preconceived notions about certain games. For example, when The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was coming out in 2003, my sister, one of the biggest Zelda fans ever, hated the concept. The art design was way... Continue Reading →
Now, some people are doubtless going to argue with me on this one. I hear you. Milon's Secret Castle . . . a windfall? I never beat this game. I never even came close. It was way too hard. I didn't know anyone that even had the game, and those of my friends brave enough... Continue Reading →
I read a well-researched, fascinating article the other day titled "Tales of an aging gamer: Why don’t I pick up a controller as often as I used to?", by Theo Karasavvas. I highly suggest you read it before you read this article, but if that's tl;dr for you (too long; didn't read), I'll try to... Continue Reading →
At long last, Behemoth! Console players got him last August, but as of December 21, we PC Monster Hunters finally get the opportunity to have a go at the iconic Final Fantasy monster. I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to this. I got even more excited about it after the Monster... Continue Reading →
The Arch-tempered monsters are starting to make their way to the PC release of Monster Hunter: World (and by the time this article publishes we'll have Behemoth, the Final Fantasy XIV crossover. YES!!!). Arch-tempered Kirin has come and gone-- don't worry, he'll be back-- and until December 27th, we get to take a crack at... Continue Reading →
Well, here we are! I've mostly tended to be very accurate in this story to the Nintendo game Dragon Warrior, but Gwaelin's homecoming is finally where I fudged a little bit. I mean, carrying her right into the throne room, filthy and disheveled? How undignified! I think no one will mind a little added romance.... Continue Reading →