Posts Tagged ‘strategy’

Kartia (or Rebus if you're in Japan)

Today in Retro Gaming: Kartia (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Kartia: The Word of Fate on the Playstation with a beautiful full-page magazine ad from back in the day.  Released in the US on July 31, 1998, Kartia is one of those games which slipped through the cracks of the RPG market in the wake of […]

Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness

Today in Retro Gaming – Tecmo’s Deception (PS1)

By 1996, Nintendo of America had started to relax its policies on censorship.  Gamers saw violence-laden releases of Mortal Kombat II and III on the Super Nintendo after the Genesis version of the original outsold the SNES’s by a factor of three-to-one.  But despite loosening up restrictions on depictions of blood and violence, there were […]

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Today in History- June 28th, 2005: Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana Comes to America

Strategy role playing games (RPG) have always been on the back burner for both developers and publishers in the console market.  While the reasons for this are unclear, it is clear that gamers that don’t speak/read Japanese fluently have missed out on a lot of good strategy RPG’s over the years.  Titles like Shining Force […]

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Today in History: January 28th, 1998- Final Fantasy Tactics is Released on the Playstation One

My first interaction with the world of Ivalice was with the Nintendo Game Boy Advance version of this game, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and I was hooked for over a year trying to strategically tackle the battles, upgrade my characters and continue the overall story.  I eventually forgot the story and gave up on trying […]

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