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Zephyr's Compass

A blog about writing, photography, and everything in between.

The Human Revolution is Here! A Deus Ex: HR Review

July 8th, 2012

**Another oldie, but goodie from leetNEET.

Game Info:

  • Sequels: Deus Ex (2000), Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003)
  • Production/Development: Square Enix, Eidos Montreal
  • Genre: Action, Role-Playing
  • Release Info: 8/23/11, XBOX/PC/PS3/MAC
  • ESRB Rating: Mature 17+

The Human Revolution is upon us. The limits we once faced are no more and the time has come to redefine what it means to be human. The question is, at what point does this self-created evolution cross the line? Should there even be any line at all? Either way, you have to decide. Will you join the revolution? Or will you join hands against it? (This review is based on the PC version.)


Control Your Destiny: A Xenoblade Chronicles Review

June 15th, 2012

*A revised version of my original review on leetNEET.

Game Info:

  • Alternate Name: Monado: The Beginning of the World
  • Production/Development: Monolith Soft
  • Genre: Role-Playing (JRPG)
  • Release Info: Wii Exclusive. 6/10/10 (JP), 8/19/11 (EU), 4/2/12 (US)
  • ESRB Rating: Teen

From Tetsuya Takahashi, the mind behind Xenogears and the Xenosaga series, comes (arguably) the best Japanese role-playing game of this generation. (This review is based on the European version and is pretty much spoiler-free, as with all my other reviews.)

Quick Game Review: Radical Dreamers

May 30th, 2012

**Simultaneous release on leetNEET




A Little Bit of History:
To say the least, Radical Dreamers has quite a bit of story behind it. Intended as an official sequel to the critically acclaimed Chrono Trigger, the game was something that many people were looking for at the time. Starved for a sequel to one of the greatest games ever and combined with the fact that most of the original Chrono Trigger team was returning to develop Radical Dreamers, it’s no surprise. Sadly though, the game ended up plagued with a variety of issues—the most notable of which was the production schedule. Ultimately, this rushed schedule would result in Masato Kato’s team finishing the game in a record three months and releasing it in 1996… at the cost of the game being labeled “unfinished” and being nothing like the RPG it was intended to be. The story behind Radical Dreamers would eventually form the foundation of Chrono Cross however, which is now widely considered the official canon sequel and was released in 1999 (JP)/2000(NA).