Final Fantasy VI has one of the most memorable casts of characters in the series. In no small part this is because of the very expressive animations compared to what had come before it in the Final Fantasy franchise. Another element contributing to the expressiveness of FFVI’s cast is the dialogue of the various characters throughout the game which didn’t drive the main plot forward but created alternate story arcs that gave the characters interpersonal tensions through which to express their individualistic motivations. It is through this additional dialogue that the various differences in personalities gets expressed.Tweet
Apple’s App Store is home to many terrific games, most of which make terrific use of touch controls. It’s also home to many ports across many different genres, be they mainstream or indie. There are a lot of great games, however, that have yet to be ported that probably should.
I made a the original top ten list back in 2011. Two games from that list were later ported in Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and Scribblenauts: Remix.
In my top ten list from 2012, three games made the cut in Final Fantasy IV, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and Theatrhythm. Theatrhythm wasn’t even out when I made the call, but I’m glad it made it to the App Store, though Square-Enix definitely overcharged their mobile fans for the privilege.
Without further ado, I present to you the “Top Ten Games Missing from the App Store.”Tweet
While shopping here in South Korea last month, I came across a few Nintendo-licensed Mario toys. And by toys, I mean marble mazes with Mario branding.
Originally, I chalked this up to some shoddy licensing by Nintendo of Korea. This is a culture that is so out of touch with the modern pulse of society that lawmakers have considered lumping video games in with gambling, drugs, and alcohol for their life-ruining abilities. So, here’s a twisting, turning, moving mess of plastic that bridges the gap between reality and gaming so parents can interact.
I mean, it can’t be that alcohol is so cheap that parents drink themselves into a stupor and children go to school three times as long as they sleep that is ruining this culture of socially underdeveloped young adults, right? No, it’s definitely the games that are out of control, you morally-conservative twits.Tweet
Another Fighting Fantasy gamebook comes to iOS. How does House of Hell compare to Blood of the Zombies?
Not what you’d expect from something called “Console Wars”. On the contrary, this is clever, likable, and noticeably devoid of butthurt dwellers. Tom Jackson (aka liltommyj) arranged this quirky little song using the sounds of everyday gaming.
What, you mean you don’t religiously palm rub your PS3 with unbridled vigor? I thought I knew you, man.Tweet
I am a sucker for custom controllers, and this one gets my motor going. Created by redditor KrazeeDD using a water transfer printing kit, this DS4 controller has a certain panache, much like the faux-wooden automobiles of my childhood.
Please tell me you aren’t too young to remember those:
I feel old enough as it is.