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Posted by Zack Wood on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:40:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Tired of having 0MP and no Ethers? Let's take a look at alternatives to the stereotypical "MP System" from some older RPGs. Part of a new series of posts called "Lessons from the Classics."


Posted by Zack Wood on Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:06:00 EDT in Design, Art, Console/PC, Serious
A look back at the "Ogre Battle Saga" games (1994-2002) and the worlds they created.


Posted by Zack Wood on Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:03:00 EDT in Design, Art, Console/PC, Serious
With 10+ entries, the "Saga" Series has been Square Enix's special side project since 1989. Here are some of the characteristic features that have earned it a passionate fan-base and kept the series going.


Posted by Zack Wood on Thu, 08 May 2014 05:36:00 EDT in Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie
A quick look at Chrysanthemum, the little known Mac OS7 game from 1993 based on the art of flower arranging.


Posted by Zack Wood on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:59:00 EDT in Audio, Design, Art, Console/PC, Serious
A look at the cyberpunk world of Natsume's 1990 classic for the NES, Shadow of the Ninja.


Posted by Zack Wood on Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:21:00 EST in Audio, Design, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious
A look at the world created in "The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy" ("Fantastic Dizzy") for the NES.



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Comment In: [News - 09/12/2014 - 05:33]

I played it on Mac ...

I played it on Mac and loved it. Monk snares What a classic.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/10/2014 - 09:40]

Cool, I 'd like to ...

Cool, I 'd like to see how it turns out What 's it called

Comment In: [Blog - 09/12/2014 - 03:57]

I need to play some ...

I need to play some Turbo Grafx games Thanks for the recommendations to get me started : r n r nFor some reason I have really positive connotations with Bonk 's adventure . I think I saw it in Game Informer mag or something and longed for it. r n ...

Comment In: [News - 09/11/2014 - 01:22]

Now this caught me off ...

Now this caught me off guard. It 's a must see as far as I 'm concerned

Comment In: [Blog - 09/08/2014 - 02:05]

Wow Skrillex Quest Played it ...

Wow Skrillex Quest Played it once on a lark social media click-through. Didn 't know it was so well-known I remember wandering around and enjoying it, but it wasn 't clear how the caused anything that happened. It just seemed like it responded to what I did with nice dubstep ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/10/2014 - 01:54]

Case in point- Needler in ...

Case in point- Needler in Halo. Sure, it 's not the most powerful or efficient, but so fun to kill enemies with r n r nAlso, nice icon