Monthly Archives: May 2014

Musical Monday: “Aurora’s Theme” (Child of Light), composed by Coeur de Pirate

This week’s song is the lovely main menu music of Child of Light, one of this year’s notable RPGs.  It does double duty as the main character’s theme, and its motifs recur thoughout the game. Enjoy!

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Warlock 2: Mage Versus World

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Warlock

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Warlock   My first scout killed some cockroaches and some wolves, then was mauled by a giant bear. My second scout found some demonic trees and was turned into fertilizer … Continue reading

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I choose you! Combat in Final Fantasy X

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Final Fantasy X

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Final Fantasy X In my last piece about Final Fantasy X, I wrote about its biggest draw: its world, its story, and the way the two interact. What makes FFX … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: “Frog’s Theme” (Chrono Trigger), composed by Yasunori Mitsuda

Chrono Trigger is another 16-bit classic whose soundtrack remains a delight, two decades on. It’s been remixed and fan-covered many times, and this week, I present Taylor Davis’ violin rendition of “Frog’s Theme” — Frog being one of your first … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy X HD: The magic returns

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Final Fantasy X

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Final Fantasy X Imagine being flung into an alien world, a thousand years hence. Imagine navigating a new society, with nothing left of your home but a few hauntingly familiar … Continue reading

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If your Wargame ain’t broke…

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Wargame: European Escalation/AirLand Battle/Red Dragon The US Marines came ashore to find their enemy in disarray.   Before the first marine set foot on land, their escorting frigate swept the … Continue reading

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