genoboost reviews the Final Fantasy VII commercial

genoboost reviews the Final Fantasy VII commercial

I hate Final Fantasy VII.

Well, I love Final Fantasy VII, but don't tell Final Fantasy VII I said that. FFVII doesn't deserve my love, but I often find myself thinking about all the good times we had together. It's such a toxic relationship.

It's going to take a few more therapy sessions before I'm comfortable digging into all that though. Today I simply want to discuss a small portion of the very rich meal that is Final Fantasy VII. There are a lot of layers to this RPG onion, and I want to focus solely on the dry skin, slowly fading under the produce section lights. I'll be dissecting Square's game changing game commercial which appeared on US television ahead of the games stateside release.

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genoboost's Parappa the Rapper 20th Anniversary Retrospective

genoboost's Parappa the Rapper 20th Anniversary Retrospective

 I love hip hop and brightly colored Japanese video games with novel game mechanics. That is a pretty good description of Parappa the Rapper. This must be the game of my dreams! You'd think this is the moment that I've been waiting for. It's the 20th anniversary of THE original rhythm game. Hit the road Beatmania, Dance right the fuck on out of here DDR. Don't even look at me Rock Band you pile of overcooked garbage. Parappa the Rapper predates all that. 

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genoboost's Lunar Knights retrospective

genoboost's Lunar Knights retrospective

Remember Lunar Knights? Of course you don't! That's why I'm talking about it. Everyone is like, "Kojima made Metal Gear Solid" "Kojima made Snatcher and I'm all about obscure future noir CD based games." Well no to both of those, Kojima is the man behind Solar Boy Django, and subsequently, the even more obscure game I present to you now. Lunar Knights.

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genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

genoboost's Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past 25th Anniversary Retrospective

Everybody has to start somewhere, even if all that person is starting is a series of video games. For the Legend of Zelda series and I, it began with Link to the Past. Not the first Legend of Zelda game I played, but the first Zelda game I played to the very end. I didn't just finish the game either, I destroyed it. I lifted each rock, crashed into all the trees, and used the legendary Master Sword to anxiously poke at every inch of wall. This was all in a painstaking yet pathetic attempt to search out the many heart pieces and hidden treasures of Hyrule. I found those heart pieces though. All of them.

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genoboost reviews 1982 Namco arcade game Bosconian

genoboost reviews 1982 Namco arcade game Bosconian

As a lowly teenager, I spent most of my time angsting and playing video games, but as a lowly poor person, there were times when video games were hard to come by. For a slight cross section of those two circumstances there wasn't even a console in my life, there was a mere joystick. That joystick housed five classic Namco games. Dig-Dug. Played it. Galaxian. Played it. Pac-Man. Let's just say my nerd cred is legit yo.

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