Someday, thou may recall this island…

"It was all a dream!" is usually the time-wasting rug-pull found at the unsatisfying end of a poor story, a twist designed to lazily excuse a tale that's gone off the rails or allow a writer to scratch a "what if" itch without causing any permanent damage to an established setting. The Legend of Zelda: … Continue reading Someday, thou may recall this island…

Running with scissors

Bandai's WonderSwan family of handhelds played host to a diverse range of software over their Japan-only lifespan: From a million (quantity¬†slightly inflated) Gundam games and other popular but often surprisingly good licensed fodder to Squaresoft's various middle fingers aimed Nintendo's way, Guilty Gear, elaborate add-ons capable of holding their weirdy own against even the infamous … Continue reading Running with scissors

Can’t say goodbye to yesterday

There can be no talk of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty without first acknowledging the runaway success of the 1998 title that spawned it, a PlayStation game so unbelievably popular it sold over six million copies worldwide, inspiring a broad selection of pretenders to the stealth-action throne in the years that followed and … Continue reading Can’t say goodbye to yesterday