As a fan of more traditional RPGs (especially turn based) and strategy games, I often have to turn to retro gaming for my kicks. Out of the dozens (if not hundreds) of games I saw on display during this year’s E3 conference, I only spotted three turn based RPGs, and one sad, mobile strategy game. Back 10-20 years ago, one could not walk down the shelves without hitting a dozen titles that fit these genres.
The fact that others follow my gaming activities never ceases to amaze me. I feel honored and wish to personal thank you for taking the time to follow along and encourage me to write. While I have done a few posts recently, I wanted to give an overall status update and news about a slight change in direction I plan to take here. (more…)
I announced earlier that my brother and I have moved to a new RPG series, the “Tales of” games, in order to take a break from the formulaic, traditional JRPG approach of the Dragon Quest series. Normally, every weekend, I write an RPGTrek entry describing the progress of my characters from these games. Unfortunately, I have not yet put enough time into the game to write a proper entry, as I had a ton of other activity going on this week. So, I decided to write about some of those experiences here. (more…)