Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword – My Teenage Nostalgia Revisited

Like many old-school Nintendo fans, I first discovered Fire Emblem from Super Smash Bros. Melee. The long-running strategy RPG series was Japan-exclusive for the longest time, since Nintendo thought the games would be too complicated for our tiny Western brains. But once I unlocked Marth, and his hot-headed counterpart, Roy, in Smash, I just had... Continue Reading →

Golden Sun + The Lost Age: A Nostalgic Hidden Gem

The 90’s and early 2000’s were a golden age for the JRPG genre. Games like Final Fantasy VII and Xenogears redefined video games as a storytelling medium with their rich characters and deep themes. But these games can often be tough to get into, due to their dense plots and obtuse battle mechanics. That’s what... Continue Reading →

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