A brief visit with Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

I’ve never been a big fan of the Fire Emblem series. Something about the universe has always kept me at arm’s length. Maybe it’s the character perma-death. Maybe it’s the rapid deterioration of weapons. Maybe it’s the very generic-seeming fantasy world. Whatever the cause, the fact remains that the most time I’ve ever spent with [...]

Hours 83 through 86 of Persona 4

If you’ve talked to me lately about video games, it’s likely that I’ve brought up Persona 4 as an example of how to do them right. It’s a modern classic. While talking to a friend via IM a few weeks ago, he — perhaps tired of hearing me say how good it was — wondered [...]

A few hours with Star Ocean: The Last Hope

I admit it. I never finished Star Ocean: Till the End of Time on the PS2. I loved, loved, loved how detailed the universe was. I loved most of the characters and the voice acting. I loved the central conceit, and rather shocking revelation towards the end of the game. But I never finished it, [...]

Fallout 3: Point Lookout Liveblog

Here we go again, with another episode of the phenomenon that’s taking the gaming world by storm: Grant’s pseudo-liveblog of games that he sort of feels like playing! Today, we present Fallout 3: Point Lookout. It’s the fourth expansion for last year’s smash hit RPG. I’ll be playing it on the PC. Enjoy!

So long for now, Bionic Commando

Well, here it is. The end of my run through Bionic Commando for the PlayStation 3. I wanted to finish it, but it just got to be too frustrating. If I didn’t have several non-frustrating games available to play, I probably would have stuck it out. But for now, it’s back in the mail. In [...]

One (possibly final) hour with inFamous

I’ve received a good reaction to my Bionic Commando “liveblog”, so I figured I’d keep up the practice.  Last night, I wanted to squeeze in a little gaming before heading to the monthly Industry Night event at a local bar, so I sat down and fired up the PS3.  In retrospect, I should have kept [...]

Three hours with Bionic Commando (PS3)

So I’m going to try something a little different.  Lately, when I’ve been playing (most) games, I find myself taking notes a lot more often than I used to. I write down everything that occurs to me, good and bad, as I’m playing through. I first started doing this for inFamous, but that text file [...]