Playthrough Journal – Lost Kingdoms Part 1

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Total Playtime: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes

The Story so Far:

A darkness has befallen the land. The world is being plagued by hordes of monsters that seem unstoppable. Katia, Princess of her Kingdom, found they key to defeating the blight in her castle. A stone attaches to her back, and allows her to summon monsters in the form of cards. She sets out on a journey to find her father, and to save her world.

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Playthrough Journal – Lost Kingdoms Part 1

New Playthrough Journal Announcement

Hey Everyone,

I have finally decided on my next playthrough journal. Realistically, I could do this for any game I decide to replay, but I have decided to save these for games for specific occasion. First, it needs to be something I haven’t played before, and second, It needs to be something I have not done a lot of research on. All I need to know is that it’s an RPG and on an old platform. And with that, I give you the cover of my next game.

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New Playthrough Journal Announcement

Review – Persona 4

 

COverDeveloper: Atlus
Platform: PlayStation 2
Genre: Turn Based RPG
Release Date: December 9th, 2008

Premise

The Midnight Channel, an urban legend that states if you look at a TV on a rainy midnight, an image will appear and reveal your soul mate. After a new transfer student arrives in the town of Inaba to stay with his uncle and cousin, he is convinced to try looking at it. That night, he sees a woman on the screen and is drawn to his TV screen, only to have his hand nearly swallowed by it.

Our hero and his classmates then get involved in a string of murders that are connected to another world that only they can access through TV screens. Using the Midnight channel, they are able to investigate missing persons, and then mount a rescue to find them, all the while searching for the one responsible for these gruesome murders.

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Review – Persona 4

Crunches – Aka. One reason I only talk about old RPGs

Once again, another fantastic video by Jim Sterling. While he talks primarily about the AAA games industry, many of these companies have released RPGs in the past few years. The result has been incomplete, broken, and buggy games. It’s so very likely that this is why these games are broken, and why I have decided to focus strictly on older RPG games.

Sure, this has probably happened with some of the older game titles out there, but it’s become such a commonplace expectation in the workplace, regardless of your career choice. If there’s even an ounce of creativity to what you do, you will not get the compensation you deserve for it.

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Crunches – Aka. One reason I only talk about old RPGs

The Five – Inappropriate RPG Characters

Sorry for the lack of posting recently. Been a little hectic around the house. Things are finally getting back to normal, so here I am with another five people. This was too fun to pass up.

Every RPG has its share of character archetypes, whether PC or NPC. I always find myself amused or disgusted by the more inappropriate characters that exist in the world. On that note, here are some of the most noteworthy, and sometimes cringe worthy inappropriate characters in the RPG universe.

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The Five – Inappropriate RPG Characters

The Five – Sounds That Invoke a Specific Emotion

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to come up with unique ideas for my “The Five” lists. I like to try and think of things that I have at least not seen before. This idea came to me recently, and I am actually quite fond of this list.

While story and characters are key in video games sparking different emotional responses within the player, Music and sound effects also greatly add to that experience. While I am not a music expert in any way, the sound effects and short tunes in video games can have quite an impact on me, as I’m sure they do others. Below is a list of some of the sounds that have triggered an emotional response in me, as well as what emotion. Enjoy!

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The Five – Sounds That Invoke a Specific Emotion