Tag Archives: weapons

I Don’t Think It’s Good to Work Too Hard

I’ve gotten into the habit of writing about a video game when I start playing it, then again when I finish, assuming I ever do. I do tend to post occasional updates to Twitter, however, thanks to the screen capture … Continue reading

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Radical Dreamer, Wake Unto Me

Since the version of Chrono Cross for the Switch is the Radical Dreamers edition, and I’d played through the main game, I figured the obvious thing to do was to check out Radical Dreamers itself. It’s a quite interesting novelty, … Continue reading

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The Tigers Come at Night

Tiger Honor, by Yoon Ha Lee – Considering how quickly some of these Rick Riordan Presents books come out, it’s a little weird, but understandable, that it took so long for Dragon Pearl to get a sequel. This one focuses … Continue reading

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Winners and Choosers

After looking at the notion of people chosen by the gods, I became curious as to how the concept of a specific person being the Chosen One originated. It’s a pretty common trope in fantasy, someone being prophesied to save the world … 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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Yikes, Spikes!

I thought it might be worth looking at the Mario enemies known as Spikes, since they seem to be rather prominent nowadays. I’ve even seen them as stuffed animals at the Nintendo store in Manhattan, although I don’t have one … Continue reading

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The Reptite Room

Environmentalism is not an uncommon theme in video games, particularly role-playing ones, although admittedly it isn’t always explored in a realistic manner. For instance, in the early Final Fantasy games, restoring the environment is usually accomplished by restoring power to … Continue reading

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Zapper Happy

Since I’ve been discussing ray guns in my last few posts and I haven’t done a video game post in a while, I thought guns used in video games might be an interesting topic. I’m sure anyone who grew up … Continue reading

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Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

The ray gun has long been a staple of science fiction, but you still don’t see too many of them around. The main reason seems to be that they would require a major power source, hence making handheld energy weapons … Continue reading

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Live Ammunition

For some reason, the Koopa Troop is apparently intent on using weapons with faces and other human traits. There are exceptions, like the fairly ordinary cannonballs in Super Mario Bros. 3, but it often seems like Bowser wants his weaponry … Continue reading

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