Welcome to the Final Fantasy 6 Sessions, where I will be chronicling the playthrough of my favorite game: Final Fantasy 6 (Originally released as Final Fantasy 3 in the US) on the SNES. Because I didn’t want to deal with all the video/audio challenges in the world of HD, I am playing on the Super Nt.

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Session #1

Played from Title Screen until the end of Narshe. The next objective is going to Figaro.

Half-Baked Adventure

Pokémon Sword and Shield
Release Date: November 15, 2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: The Pokémon Company/Nintendo
Copy Purchased

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Catching them all has always been a staple of the Nintendo handhelds, with a regular stream of Pokémon games that have been released since the debut of Pokémon Red/Blue/Green in 1996. After much speculation, rumors, and wishful thinking, the Pokémon series makes its way to the home console for the first time with the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch.

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Battle Royale has been one of the fastest growing trends of the past two years in gaming. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been the main catalyst, wherein 100 players are pitted against each other on a large map with a single, simple objective: be the last person standing. An arsenal of weapons, equipment, and power-ups are scattered across the vast lands to help you achieve your goal. …

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March of 1996. It was a turbulent time for Nintendo. After a huge rift in partnership, Sony had released their PlayStation six months prior. With the advent of new hardware, 3D polygon games had taken the world by storm. To catch up, Nintendo was ramping up to release their new 64-bit console in June of that year. Major game developers were preparing as well; opting to build games for the bigger, better Nintendo 64 over the now aging Super Famicom.

It was already way past the golden age of 16-bit gaming, and the 3D era was…

The Ultimate Test

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As Hideo Kojima is to Metal Gear Solid, and Tetsuya Nomura is to Kingdom Hearts, Masahiro Sakurai has been the face for Super Smash Bros. for almost 20 years. He has always been known for his perfectionist style, even putting his body at risk with previous titles. More than four years its last entry on the 3DS and Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate joins the fight to deliver the most comprehensive entry in the series. With a surprise announcement back in March of this year, it has been a whirlwind of character reveals, rumors, surprises…

Hi everyone, Tristan here.

Medium has been the home for viewport for the past 6 months, and it was a great place for us to kickstart the website without the worries of building a custom site from the ground up. We were able to focus on what was our top priority: writing.

As we’ve started to grow, we’ve started having more ambitions and an urge to expand from our comfort zone. And unfortunately, we feel like we have outgrown what Medium is able to provide to us at the moment.

We’ve made the decision to move to our own site…

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Release Date:
September 14, 2018
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows (Played on Windows)
Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal
Square Enix
Review copy provided by Square Enix

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From crying at every obstacle to becoming a bloodthirsty hunter, Lara Croft can be seen as a metaphor for the rebooted Tomb Raider series itself. Although the games have been criticized at times for emulating other successful franchises or deviating from the source material, they have managed to find their unique strengths and build on them. …

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Release Date:
July 13, 2018
Nintendo Switch, 3DS (Played on Nintendo Switch)
Nintendo EAD Tokyo

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Ever since their debut in Super Mario Galaxy, the Toad Brigade has been an indispensable group for Mario and his friends across their adventures. Much to the disdain of the other members, it is led by the hard-working Captain Toad, who is often seen searching for his crew that he abandoned at first sight of danger. In the eponymous Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the fearful leader must navigate his way through over 50…

Release Date: May 22, 2018
Platform: Nintendo Switch, Windows, Mac (Played on Windows)
Developer: Choice Provisions
Publisher: Choice Provisions

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It’s interesting to look at the journey that Commander Video took over the years. The 8-bit man dressed in black made his debut in Bit.Trip Beat on the Wii in 2009. The game was part of the Bit.Trip series, which were pseudo-rhythm games that featured different types of gameplay, ranging from pong to shooting. Bit.Trip Runner was the one entry that really took off, and ended up spawning a sequel in 2013 aptly named Runner2. It…

Nintendo Labo
Release Date: April 20, 2018
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nintendo EPD
Publisher: Nintendo

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When people think Nintendo, they often see a company at one end of the experimental spectrum. At times, they take the conservative approach and refuse to step outside safe boundaries, while at others, they go off the rails, releasing a product that defies the industry’s expectations. With the announcement of the Nintendo Labo back in January of 2018, Nintendo has leaned towards the experimental territory once again. …

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