Platform: PlayStation Turn-Based Strategy Role Playing Game: Turns by Unit Completion Level: 40%? 60%? –10 hours By the time we got around to playing Rhapsody, Disgaea was out and making waves in the SRPG world. It focused attention on Nippon Ichi Software, the developer of both titles. We decided to play their SRPGs roughly in … Continue reading Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure  ANALYSIS
Platform: Playstation Turn-Based Strategy Role Playing Game: Turns-Simultaneous? Completion Level: Campaign Completed 100 Hours We are not pleased to have spent this amount of time playing VH2. The game is not worth that investment. We do not doubt much time was spent staring at the screen trying to determine who the AI was going to … Continue reading Vandal Hearts II  ANALYSIS
Platform: Playstation Turn-Based Strategy RPG: Turns by Team Completion Level: Campaign Completed 50 Hrs In 1997 SRPG developers were learning the ways of fully interactive 3D terrain. The Final Fantasy Tactics school lead by Matsuno chose to use the 3D terrain as just another element to be crafted into the whole system. They did it … Continue reading Vandal Hearts  ANALYSIS
Final Fantasy Tactics is the father of most modern Strategy RPG’s. It is in no small part the work of Matsuno, once called “the Genius”. Though the story is rather dry its mechanics are impeccable. It is a must play for anyone interested in the genre.