Nintendo Power Retrospectives: Special – Ultimania Archive Vol. 1

This month I have another special book review episode, as I give my thoughts on a book from Dark Horse that covers the making of the NES and SNES era Final Fantasy games. Read more

Vlog: Final Fantasy Distant Worlds (Portland 2018)

I went to see Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds on the latest concert tour, so here are my thoughts on the show

Distant Worlds 1: MP3 –, CD –
Distant Worlds 2: MP3 –, CD –
Distant Worlds 3: MP3 –, CD –
Distant Worlds 4: MP3 –, CD –

All 4 albums are also currently available for free streaming via Amazon Prime (as of 2/4/2018). Also, as of this recording, all 4 albums are in print, and were available for purchase at the concert for $15-20, so keep that in mind when shopping on-line.

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Video Game Review: Final Fantasy III (DS)

Final Fantasy III had never gotten an official US release prior to the release of the DS remake of the game. The Famicom version had received an unofficial fan-translation, but there was no way to play it legally, until the DS release of the game. Even the somewhat controversial sophomore outing of the series had gotten by that point two updated remakes, for the Playstation as part of the Final Fantasy Origins collection, and for the GBA as part of Dawn of Souls. Read more