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Curse You, Programming!

I have completed Cosmic Star Heroine, which is a fairly short game, but I’d only been playing it on and off. I think I played it on the second easiest level, although I can’t remember for sure. It was challenging … Continue reading

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Magic Junction, What’s Your Function?

Final Fantasy VIII – I started playing this recently, and I’m not entirely sure why, other than that it’s the only one of the first nine games in the series that I hadn’t played at all. I’ve played 3, 5, … Continue reading

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Mazes, Memory, and Magic

Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke – This is the first thing I’ve read by this author, and it was pretty fascinating. The protagonist and narrator is called Piranesi after the eighteenth century Italian artist and archaeologist (not that he knows that), … Continue reading

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Saving the World While We’re Young

I’ve seen the topic come up of how everyone tends to be young in Japanese role-playing video games, to the extent that people in their thirties are considered old. I noticed this in Final Fantasy VII, where everyone seems to … Continue reading

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Time and Space Began to Squirm

I’ve talked a bit about the sorts of magic in the Final Fantasy series that are classified by color, and summoning magic as well. What I haven’t really discussed are the other sorts of magic that show up from time … 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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