One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 43 – In the Data Mines of FFXI + Nintendo Direct Quick Hits

This week I talk more about Final Fantasy XI data mining and cut content as well as quickly go over the Nintendo Direct announcements.

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One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 39 – Thousand Streams

This week I talk about future streaming plans and my first impressions of Monster Hunter World.

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One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 24 – Benjamin in PRGE Land

This week I talk about Mario Odyssey, More Peach Beach Splash and Breath of Fire II, as well as my time and pick ups at Portland Retro Game Expo.

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Crimson Tears: Big Arsenal, Tiny Rooms

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Seeing a random title with a big publisher’s name on it is always sort of a surprise. I found Crimson Tears for the PlayStation 2 in a game store’s bargin bin, complete with Capcom’s logo on it. Released in 2004, this title completely passed under my radar… Probably because I was deep in a ¬†Final Fantasy XI obsession. Little did I know it actually shares some blood with The Bouncer. DreamFactory is a common developer between the two. ¬†Unsurprisingly, given their previous PS2 release’s middling reception, Crimson Tears is not quite a hidden gem.

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The Tools to be Different in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

From the outside, it can be difficult to tell when a series has gone off the rails and into rehash territory.  For years Call of Duty was criticized for being the same game released every 12 months, but almost everyone has a beloved franchise that only an active player can see the minute differences in. This is especially true when new ideas get buried in familiar elements.

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Never-Ending Backlog: Mega Man Legends

Mega Man Legends Box Art

Mega Man Legends is the series first foray into the 3D space. The title came out in a fascinating time as many developers were trying to get their bearings in a 3D world. Mega Man Legends fails in some areas, but also impresses with its ambitious design and variety of gameplay elements that go well beyond what the series’ past formula.

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