Review – Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis

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Developer: Gust
Platform: PlayStation 2
Genre: Turn Based RPG
Release Date: April 1st, 2008

Premise

Vayne Aurelius, a young man living with no one but his pet, is invited to enroll in Al-Revis Academy, a school that teaches alchemy. Upon starting his first year, he makes some new friends, and joins their workshop. Together they take on dangerous class assignments, make new friends and rivals, and spend the next several years learning new forms of alchemy, while Vayne learns there’s more to his enrollment than he realizes.

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Review – Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis

The Five – RPGs Set in the Same World

Here it is! Part One of my Easter Double Whammy!

Over the years, many RPG series have been redefining themselves with each new installment by creating a new world, with new characters, events, and situations. The main similarities are typically game mechanics. While this adds variety to their franchise, there’s something that can also be said about a series that’s main titles are all set in the same world. When done well, continuity with events and characters can make for wonderful surprise twists during the story.

Here are some of the game series’ that did a fantastic job of fitting in the same world.

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The Five – RPGs Set in the Same World

The Five – Non-Human Party Members

And here we are with another Friday, and another Five of something. Last week, we looked at some oddities in party members by looking at some of the younger characters that you can play with. This week, we are looking at another unique type of character: Non-humans. Whether alien, monster or machine, Non-humans have been a part of RPGs of every genre. Some are merely support characters, but there are those that really shine. Here is a list of some that I have encountered in my gaming travels.

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The Five – Non-Human Party Members

Review -Dragon Warrior

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Developer: Enix Corporation
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Genre: Turn Based RPG
Release Date: August 1989

Premise

As a descendant of the hero Erdrick, You have been tasked to defend the kingdom from the clutches of the villainous Dragonlord. Your first task is to seek out the mighty dragon that has kidnapped the fair princess. Will you rise up to the challenge and live up to the legacy left by your mighty ancestor?

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Review -Dragon Warrior

The Five – Playable Characters, Age 14 or Younger

RPGs tend to have a lot of powerful playable party members. Most of these characters are in their teens or older, but what about the powerhouses that haven’t fully matured yet? This list highlights some of the best youngin’s in old school RPGs.

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The Five – Playable Characters, Age 14 or Younger