Game Reviews

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The centerpiece of my channel. Videos where I offer my thoughts on games, usually SRPGs. I don't expect you to agree with everything I say, but I hope I can at least offer an interesting perspective, provide a cozy atmosphere, and generate more exposure for some games to try out. *Everyone* could use more SRPGs in their lives!
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God Wars – Another SRPG to avoid
2 days ago
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Hopefully one day, I'll find a FFT clone that doesn't suck SRPG Academy article for this game: https://www.srpg.academy/?p=1413 Songs used: "Down Below" from RuneScape "Finding Forest" from MapleStory "God of War" from God of War "Battle" from God Wars:

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Chroma Squad – Super Sentai Strategy Shenanigans!
1 week ago
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AKA Power Rangers: the SRPG SRPG Academy article for this game: https://www.srpg.academy/?p=1393 Songs used: "Fire Field" from Super Smash Bros. Brawl "Power of Love, Chroma Squad!" from Chroma Squad "Lights, Camera, Chromatize" from Chroma Squad...

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Shadows of Valencia – The Best Modern FE
2 weeks ago
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…and perhaps the only good modern FE. Compared to its source material, it’s less frustrating, but it’s still not strategically satisfying. SRPG Academy article for this game: https://www.srpg.academy/?p=1328 Songs used: "With Mila's Divine...

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Fire Emblem Gaiden – FE's Sophomore Slump
1 month ago
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A huge letdown compared to the legendary FE1. But it's still a good game that tried a lot of new ideas... for better or for worse. SRPG Academy article for this game: https://www.srpg.academy/?p=1306 Get the translation patch here:...

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Review: Energy Breaker – Lufia's Forgotten Sidestory
1 month ago
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It's also one of the best SRPGs you've never heard of. SRPG Academy article for this game: https://www.srpg.academy/?p=1283 Get the English patch here: https://www.romhacking.net/translations/346/ Songs used: "Battle 1" from Lufia 2 "The Prayer Bells do

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Royal Stone – It's still frustrating
1 month ago
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...but it's much better than Crystal Warriors, at least. SRPG Academy article for this game, courtesy of Anarch16Sync: https://www.srpg.academy/sega/crystal-warriors-royal-stone/ Get the translation patch here:...

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Crystal Warriors – Incredibly Frustrating
1 month ago
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Tune in next time for Royal Stone; we'll see if the game's sequel is any better. SRPG Academy article for this game, courtesy of Anarch16Sync: https://www.srpg.academy/sega/crystal-warriors-royal-stone/ Songs used: "Title" from Crystal Warriors "Dream..

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Exorder – Advance Wars Lite
1 month ago
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It's not a SRPG. It is a fairly good TBS game though! SRPG Academy article for this game: Buy Exorder on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/716770/Exorder/ Exorder development article:...

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Children of the Zodiarcs – A Gritty Deckbuilding SRPG!
2 months ago
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It's pretty cool. SRPG Academy article for this game: Thomas Jefferson's thoughts on big cities: https://www.governing.com/context/thomas-jefferson-epidemics-and-his-vision-for-american-cities.html Songs used: "Children of the Damned" by Iron Maiden...

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Langrisser Tensei – A Glorious Trainwreck
2 months ago
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Is it the worst Langrisser game? Probably. Do I still kind of enjoy it? Probably. This importantly marks my final Langrisser review. The only other game I could cover is Langrisser Millennium, but I have no idea how to play it so I doubt I will ever...

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Legend of Korra 3DS, AKA "Korra Emblem"
2 months ago
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The closest thing to an Avatar SRPG that we'll ever get. SRPG Academy article for this game: https://www.srpg.academy/?p=1080 Songs used: "Machikado" from Berwick Saga "Beloved Tomboyish Girl" from Touhou 6: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil "Junkman" from..

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Fell Seal – Another boring FFT clone
3 months ago
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It joins the ranks of Mercenaries Saga on the list of uncreative SRPGs that should've taken inspiration from another game altogether. Unfortunately, FFT is one of the most influential SRPGs out there, and this is to the genre's great detriment. The SRPG..

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Little Master - The Second SRPG Ever!
3 months ago
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...And the first with Hydras! SRPG Academy article for this game: https://www.srpg.academy/?p=1045 Translation patch: https://www.romhacking.net/translations/3647/ The fine voice of Dracula: https://utreon.com/c/LexNoil/ Songs used: "Battle Map 1"...

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Goemon’s Great Adventure – Platforming Perfection
3 months ago
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This game makes me pity the deaf. Also, apologies if you were expecting another SRPG review this week. We'll get things back on track next week, I promise. This was just a little something to indulge myself... although probably years from now, once I've

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Berwick Saga – Apex Kaga
3 months ago
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The Kaga-est game you'll ever find. SRPG Academy article for this game: https://www.srpg.academy/fireemblem/berwick-saga/ Get the English patch here:...

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King's Bounty 2: How to ruin a series
4 months ago
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Go play King's Bounty: The Legend instead. This is the worst King's Bounty game in existence. It's an unfinished piece of garbage and ranks as one of the worst SRPGs I've played. Hell, even Chaos Wars was more enjoyable than this. SRPG Academy article..

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I finally played FE Awakening and here's why it sucks
4 months ago
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To describe FE13 in one word: it's a disappointment. It's not so bad that you'll want to scoop your eyes out with a spoon, but it's without a doubt the worst FE game I've played. This is what happens when "Intelligent" Systems decides to make a Fire...

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Ambition of the Slimes – Ditto's Favorite SRPG
4 months ago
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One of the more interesting strategy games I've played recently. And for the price tag of $5, I'd say it's well worth it if you're into hardcore strategy! Soundtrack thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/568910/discussions/0/3570700856111935107/ Get it

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Tear Ring Saga – The "True" Successor to FE5
5 months ago
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AKA "Kaga Saga Part 1: The Billford Years." For better or worse, this game is basically Fire Emblem but with 200% more Kaga. Translation patch: https://forums.serenesforest.net/index.php?/topic/53111-tearring-saga-new-translation-finished-v104/ Songs...

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Island Sky – A fun little RPG Maker SRPG
5 months ago
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Made in 2002-2004, no less! Given the constraints of RM2003, Island Sky is quite impressive. It's certainly not the greatest SRPG ever made, but it's got a lot of heart and it's respectable for what it is. Download it for free here:...