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This Life Is for Squirrels

Shakespeare for Squirrels, by Christopher Moore – The third of the author’s Shakespeare parodies, after Fool and The Serpent of Venice, takes on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’m interested in this play as it’s sort of a mythological crossover, mixing … Continue reading

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Quester vs. Jester

I recently started playing Dragon Quest VIII, and I’ve made it as far as the hill near Ascantha where wishes are supposed to be granted, although I haven’t finished with it yet. While mostly functioning like other DQ games, there … Continue reading

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No Good in the ‘Ood

I wrote about the character of Kandar from Dragon Quest III about two years ago, thinking at the time it was a little bizarre to dedicate a post to a minor recurring boss, albeit one I found memorable. It turns … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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Final Fakery

The TV Tropes page on Urban Legends of Zelda (good name, by the way) had a link to this post from the alt.games.final-fantasy newsgroup, which brought back some memories. I read that group pretty regularly back when I started college, … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Afterlife Express

One of the more interesting episodes in Final Fantasy VI, and incidentally an appropriate one for this time of year, is the Phantom Train. Sabin and Cyan (and maybe Shadow, if you recruited him and he hasn’t left yet) board … Continue reading

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Look Out, There’s a Monster Coming

I read a post today about random encounters in role-playing video games, and I agree that they can be pretty annoying. It actually works both ways, too. Not only do enemies tend to randomly show up at the least opportune … Continue reading

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Fantasy Jobs

I’ve played through much of Final Fantasy III for DS (the original Japanese FF3, not the FF3 that’s really FF6), but I think I’ve reached a point where I have to take a break because it’s become more frustrating than … Continue reading

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Role Control

As a fan of role-playing video games, I feel I should mention that most of them really don’t feature true role-playing, in the sense of really getting into a character’s head. Do you really play the role of Cloud Strife … Continue reading

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Habeas Corvus

I think it might be about time to post on update on my post about Dragon Quest villains that incorporates Dragon Quest IX. As I indicated in a post last week, I still haven’t beaten the main boss, but I … Continue reading

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