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The tactical RPG

When Final Fantasy Tactics was first released, about nine years ago in North America, I ignored it for a few reasons. The first was because I didn’t have a PlayStation; I didn’t receive one until the last few months of its life.

The other reason, and the primary one, was because I felt the game was riding its success based purely on its pedigree. I assumed all Final Fantasy games had to be turn-based menu combat. Then along came Tactics had nothing in common with other games in the series, other than a few cameos from FF VII characters. I also assumed that a strategy RPG would have a weak plot.

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Have a happy (broke) holiday!

The holidays are quickly approaching, and for those of you who love your videogames, you may soon find yourself unable to buy food, pay rent/mortgages, pay for gas… you get the point. But why is this? One of the largest holiday line-ups will be presented to gamers this shopping season.

According to IGN’s release date lists, Nov. 12 and 13, 2007, will present the following games:

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Reminiscing: Metroid leads the way

It’s always exciting to wake up Monday morning in hopes of some good games making the “Wii-kly Update” for the Wii’s Virtual Console. This week we have Metroid (NES), Shining in the Darknes (Gen) and Cratermaze (TG-16). I’ve only played one of those, but it was always good fun.

I would spend hours upon hours venturing through the labyrinth of Planet SR388. The game used an at-the-time innovative password system and was an overall fun game. A challenging game like that is missed these days.
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