Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Treasure Trove: The Legend of Zelda - Minish Cap



Welcome back, Treasure Seekers. This week I talk about my top pick for the best game in the Legend of Zelda franchise: Minish Cap. Often overlooked, Minish Cap takes link to places he's never been before, such as the table top of a cobblers shop or the bottom of a tree stump. Exciting! If you are still reading this and interested in why this bite-sized iteration of the franchise is so great, listen up and enjoy.



Thanks to Konrad "FeniX" Gadzina and Cleyton R. Xavier for the music in this episode and Kenney for the minimal artwork for the logos. Head over to their links to check out more of their great work.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Slicing Swan Song for Vita - The Take Your Time Severed Review

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Quick Note: The touch controls will turn many away from this fantastic game, but don't be fooled: Severed isn't a shallow recreation of Fruit Ninja or similar, simplistic titles. Beneath the surface Severed has a deep battle system that requires timing and skill from the player, which is joined by the wonderfully sparse, yet emotional, story the game delivers to make an instant classic for Sony's handheld.

Touch screen gaming has built up a bad reputation for itself. Much like the dreaded motion control scheme, the mechanics of using one's finger to deal damage to the opponent or move the character on screen has been tainted by the hundreds of games that use them all wrong. Though there is nothing inherently wrong with touch controls, most 'hardcore' gamers won't come anywhere near a game that uses touch screen mechanics as a staple to gameplay. If Severed has taught me anything, it's to not be so judgemental about a game using mechanics I do not prefer. Severed uses touch controls so well I can't imagine playing the game any other way.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Treasure Trove: The Legend of Dragoon



Welcome back, Treasure Seekers. This week I bring you a Japanese turn-based RPG that many of you may missed: The Legend of Dragoon. Relegated to the PSOne for years and having released towards the tail end of the console's life cycle, this JRPG has quite a cult following, but never garnered enough hype and attention to justify a sequel. So listen up as I tell you why you should care about this Final Fantasy clone. 



Thanks to Konrad "FeniX" Gadzina and Cleyton R. Xavier for the music in this episode and Kenney for the minimal artwork for the logos. Head over to their links to check out more of their great work.