Parasite Eve

Parasite Eve

There was a lot of anticipation for Square’s next releases after Final Fantasy VII.  Saga Frontier was interesting but like most of Akitoshi Kawazu’s games was impenetrable to the masses.  The fall of 1998 would see a quartet of higher...
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Super Mario Rpg

Super Mario Rpg

The concept of a Super Mario RPG doesn’t seem strange now considering the Paper Mario series is a modern day staple.  But at one point even suggesting such a thing would invoke laughter.  Square Enix and Nintendo didn’t seem to...
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7th Saga

7th Saga

It was common practice back in the day to make difficulty adjustments when localizing games for western markets.  Games were made a bit more challenging for the US and bumped up even further for Europe.  When done right it can...
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Actraiser

Actraiser

Actraiser was one of the first Super Nintendo games I played and probably what really sold me on a SNES.  I have fond memories of pouring over its spread in issue 27 of Nintendo Power repeatedly.  I was focused on...
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