Come For The Puff-Puff…
HIGH It’s absolutely jam-packed with quality content.
LOW The linear approach to discovering and making progress throughout the world.
WTF Least romantic marriage ever? Least romantic marriage ever.
HIGH Finding a rare piece of equipment in one of the game's numerous optional dungeons.
LOW Grinding for hours on end so you can afford to buy new gear.
WTF Why is it so damn hard to unlock most of the advanced jobs? We're not masochists, Level-5…
We try our best to keep things positive, but Tim screws it up in the home stretch. The topic is "New RPG's We (Mostly) Love" and that means Dragon Quest IX, Etrian Odyssey III, Puzzle Quest 2, and DeathSpank. Guess which one we don't love! Plus we premiere a new segment: "Quote of the Week." With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, and Tim "Spahnk" Spaeth.
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According to ESRB, this game contains: Alcohol Reference, Fantasy Violence, Simulated Gambling, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes
We've all lost people we love. I'm not referring to the spectacular cataclysms of Hollywood fare, but to the more typical losses caused by errors of the heart—mistakes that we were too vain to foresee and too proud to atone. If you could revisit that moment of your past, try to win back that person's trust, would you go?
According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
Videogames have come under heavy criticism in recent years for conventions they refuse to retire, conventions that, the argument goes, are rendered absurd by the graphical realism and sophisticated 3D environments that have become commonplace. The RPG genre in particular has been the target of much of this criticism, but the reason is fairly complicated.
R-P-G. In the world of video games, not only do these three letters stand for role-playing game, but its mere mention also evokes more loyalty, passion and debate than perhaps any other genre. Though I write that last sentence as if it were common knowledge, I ponder what made RPGs so endearing to me and millions of gamers around the world to begin with.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Animated Violence