So… Where’s the New TMS Check-In?

As you’ve probably noticed, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Check-In is late this week. Both it at the previous Check-In series, Xenoblade Chronicles X, are due every Sunday. Unfortunately, as I write this, it’s just about 8:45 on Monday and I  don’t have it ready yet. So, what’s going on?

On Sunday, I had to work, followed by a fantasy football draft, and then I had to be in bed early before work the next day. I had hoped to squeeze it in somewhere, but it didn’t happen. Okay, so I’ll just do it on Monday. Well, the last few days, I’ve been experiencing some pain in my chest, so I went in to urgent care to get it checked out. They sent me to the ER and I basically spent my day there. I’m okay, but there went all my time to write about JRPGs.

So, Week 3 of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Check-In should be out tomorrow. And since I have your attention, I’ll fill you in on what to expect from the blog. Wednesday will be Random Game Wednesdays, like always. Also, I’m currently playing through Metroid Prime: Federation Force and will review it when I’m finished. I thought about doing a “first impressions” post about it, but I figured since I had already done one of those for Blast Ball, I should just wait until I can review the whole game. And finally, since the PS4 version of Rise of the Tomb Raider is almost out, I thought it’d be cool to play the Xbox version so I can offer up my opinion on the game.

So, that’s what’s going on with this week’s Check-In and what to expect coming up. Hopefully there won’t be another delay like this soon. Thank you for your patience!

Random Game Wednesdays: Tecmo Super Bowl (PlayStation)

I am not a football fan. That’s not to say that I’ll never enjoy watching a game from time to time, but I’ll never care enough to actually follow what’s going on during a season or have favorite players. That being said, Tecmo Super Bowl is one of my favorite video games of all time. It comes from an era where you didn’t need to be interested in a sport to enjoy a game based on it. It was just a simple, fun, fast-paced game. I like Tecmo Super Bowl so much, that I own the game on the NES, SNES, Genesis, PlayStation, and the Xbox Live Arcade remake Tecmo Bowl Throwback. And of all those versions, there’s only one that I don’t like. Can you guess which one that is? Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Turok: Rage Wars

I should love Turok: Rage Wars. The first two Turok games on the Nintendo 64 are among my favorite games on that console. I know some people will think this is crazy, but I honestly believe that Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is the best multiplayer shooter on the 64, even better than GoldenEye and Perfect Dark. So, a multiplayer focused spin-off seems right up my alley. I even like games that use multiplayer matches against bots as their single player content, like Unreal Tournament. Why then, do I not like this game? Continue reading

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Check-In: Week 1

Tokyo Mirage Sessions is a weird game. At it’s core, it’s a fairly standard JRPG, with turn-based combat and level-ups and all of that. Similar to the Persona series, it takes place in modern-day Japan, rather than the fantasy settings that genre is usually associated with. Unlike Persona though, it doesn’t follow the school life of it’s characters, focusing instead on more supernatural stuff as well as the characters becoming teen idols.  Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage

It’s kind of weird that I own a copy of Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage. It’s a Dreamcast game based on the manga and anime “Berserk”, which I’ve never read or seen. If I remember right, most of the coverage for the game before it was released focused on just how over the top the violence was. That’s probably why I ended up getting it. It’s actually kind of funny, because other than some blood splatter when you hit enemies, the level of violence on display doesn’t seem to be anything too spectacular.  Continue reading

Announcing Quarter Circle Forward’s Next Weekly Series

Since I just finished playing through a long, Wii U exclusive JRPG, obviously I should just do that again. Starting next Sunday, I’ll be posting my progress through Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE every week. I have a habit of burning out on JRPGs before completing them, and I think the series I did on Xenoblade Chronicles X helped me finish it. So, let’s see if I can make it through this one.

Random Game Wednesdays: Secret of Mana

When I started Random Game Wednesdays, I knew that eventually I would end up with a game that was way too long to properly discuss. The only thing I can really do with a large game like that is to play the beginning and give some early impressions. That’s a little weird with a game like Secret of Mana, a game that I am fairly familiar with. But, it’s been a few years since I’d played it, and even longer since I played it on the SNES, so let’s take a look at the start of Secret of Mana. Continue reading