Amazing VGM: Face Shrine (The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening)

It just now occurred to me that I have not covered a Zelda song in either Amazing VGM or its predecessor I wrote on that site that will not be acknowledged. I actually just beat the Switch version of Link’s Awakening about a month ago, and I enjoyed it, but I won’t be reviewing it …

Castlevania Retrospective #2: The Classicvanias (Part 2)

Guess what? I didn’t completely forget about this retrospective project! After four months the second part is finally here… and I still haven’t beaten every Classicvania, or at least not every Classicvania gameplay wise. This piece DOES instead choose to rank the last of the traditional retro Castlevanias with the cut off point being the …

Quick Review: Gargoyle’s Quest (Game Boy)

Having been born in 1995 and grown up in the 6th and 7th console generations, I missed out on a lot of classic titles. I didn’t know how to use emulators at the time and I was always very careful using my money so I didn’t get every virtual console title I was interested in. …

Castlevania Retrospective #1: The Classicvanias (Part 1)

So there is this video game series called “Castlevania.” I’m sure you never heard of it as it’s quite obscure like everything else I cover. In all seriousness though there was a time when Koonami actually made good games and wasn’t obsessed with Pachinko machines and Soccer games. They had many influential and beloved series …

Amazing VGM: Celadon City (Pokemon Red & Blue)

See, I told you I would go with something happier than last week’s VGM… although I could probably upload the sound of dying kittens and it would be less depressing to listen to then “Sayo-nara” was. But anyway, since the last track seemed to take heavy influence from the “Lavender Town” theme, I decided I …

JRPG Update Pro: December 2017

It has been a while hasn’t it? Well, here it is, the return of JRPG Update. As I have stated in my Update of JRPG Update, updates will new be split into two separate subseries focused on professional releases and indie titles respectively.  They are also going to be monthly instead of weekly, as it …

JRPG Update: 6/11/2017 – 6/18/2017

This week’s JRPG update features related to Code Vein, Undertale, Griftlands, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Ni No Kuni 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Persona, Dot Hack, Gonbare Goemon Gaiden, Funny Story, Ash of Gods, Celestial Faith: Elythia’s Curse, Aetherea: Lords of the Sky, and more.

JRPG Update: 5/28/2017 – 6/3/2017

Dragon Quest XI, Lost Sphear, Valkyria Revolution, Trails of Cold Steel III, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection, and more!