Chrono Trigger – Take me away, I don’t mind

Chrono Trigger – Take me away, I don’t mind

It’s 1992. Aboard a plane there are Yuji Horii (Dragon Quest), Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy) and Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball). No, it’s not the intro to some dated joke – but – if it were, the punchline would be Chrono Trigger. Indeed, the uber-classic Squaresoft JRPG was initially thought of by a true dream team of the genre, while on a trip to the United States. Originally, the idea was to release it on the ill-fated Super Nintendo CD-ROM add-on. In the end, however, it came out on an ordinary SNES cartridge, quickly becoming a legend on that platform. Now, 27 years later, is it still worthy of the moniker “cult classic”? Does it stand the test of time?

The Iron Oath – Preview

The Iron Oath – Preview

Curious Panda, previously a mobile exclusive developer, have taken a new turn in their work. Their latest project – The Iron Oath, is a PC game. Published by Humble Games, the project truly feels like a work of passion, perfected for years. In this turn-based tactical RPG, the player will lead a mercenary band in their adventures across the realm of Caelum. Fighting battles and completing missions – will they be able to survive and prosper by their bloody craft?

StarCrawlers Chimera Preview / Hands-on / First Look / Whatever…

StarCrawlers Chimera Preview / Hands-on / First Look / Whatever…

As some of you may know, one of the golden rules for journalists writing reviews is “never pass a judgement in the opening paragraph”. Well, I am about to do exactly the opposite, and I have two reasons: First, I’m not a journalist; And second – I’m rather allergic to rules. That been said, I warn you: I liked StarCrawlers Chimera very much! It was able to satisfy my thirst for dungeon crawling for quite some time, even if it may lack in content at the moment.

Ozymandias – Steam Next Fest Preview

Ozymandias – Steam Next Fest Preview

The name Ozymandias is probably best known in modern culture as a character in the comic Watchmen. That character takes his name from a poem by Percey Shelley, husband of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. Shelley, in turn, got the name from a Greek translation of Pharaoh Ramesses II’s throne name, Usermaatre. If you’ve taken a high school history class (or played Civilization) you know Ramesses as a powerful, long-lived Pharaoh and the tyrant described in Exodus.