Category Archives: Final Fantasy

More Names, More Fun

After I shared my last post on Dragon Quest names on Discord, Arlen Pavka replied with a list of names from the mobile and Nintendo Switch versions of DQ2, which includes a few I hadn’t previously seen. I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Give Me Back My Name

A subject I’ve sometimes seen come up on Dragon Quest fan communities is that of the names in DQ2. You give the hero, the Prince of Midenhall, whatever name you want, and that somehow determines the names of your companions, … Continue reading

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Theft of the Magi

I purchased the SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend Collection for the Switch, and I’ve mostly concentrated on Final Fantasy Legend II. I tried out the first one, but died pretty much immediately. I actually did in FFL2 as well, but that one … Continue reading

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Das Lied von der Erdrea

Dragon Quest XI – SPOILERS for the Nintendo Switch version – I’ve finally finished this, or at least defeated Calasmos; I know there’s technically more to do in the post-game. When I first discussed this game, I talked about some … Continue reading

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Where the Worlds Have No Name

One night last week, I had a fitful sleep with a bunch of weird dreams. I remember one of them had me ranting about how J.R.R. Tolkien was never clear on whether Middle-Earth was his entire imaginary world or just … Continue reading

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Co-Ed Casting

I get the impression that the general depiction of a white mage in the Final Fantasy series is female. I thought of this when I recently talked about Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and Mario Sports Mix, which have a generic white … Continue reading

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Guests from Another Game

You might well know by now about my mixed feelings on crossovers, how I love the idea but think they bring their own headaches, particularly when it comes to continuity. What’s kind of strange is that crossovers in the Mario franchise … Continue reading

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Cactus Creeps

Picture by BlazingDazzlingDusk Although a lot of people keep small ones in their houses, the cactus is a pretty terrifying plant, so I’m not surprised that some video games use them as enemies. The two that immediately come to mind … Continue reading

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Squink, Squank, Squonk

I saw a mention on Twitter of the Squonk, a mythical animal from my old home state of Pennsylvania, albeit not the part I’m from. Legends of this woeful creature come from the hemlock forests in the northern part of … Continue reading

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Elements and Alignments

Magical Starsign is a Nintendo DS game from some years back that I thought I might want to check out, but didn’t until fairly recently. It’s a turn-based role-playing game that makes heavy use of the stylus, which is a … Continue reading

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