Currently Playing: ActRaiser (Day 1)

To have a look at an older game again, I decided to try out ActRaiser on the SNES. I could tell pretty early on that this potentially won’t be one of the titles I play through, but just as far as my motivation takes me. The first level wasn’t so bad, I got through it…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 2

This season gives Columbo a lot more character. His dog makes its first appearance in the first episode and is seen again in the seventh. Most of the scenes used for Columbo are done in a humorous way, like showing him stumbling down the roadside or the way he tries to find a name for…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 1

Columbo is one of those series that I love to re-watch every few years or so, I just don’t get tired of it. The concept is great, the characters are well-written and the time period it was created in (the first pilot episode came out in 68) means the whole thing looks and feels very…

Currently (Re)Playing – Final Fantasy 15 (5)

Another rather short session, this time only with main quest progress. Main Quest Progress Finished the drive to the disc and entered the dungeon area, found the 4th Royal Arm near the entrance. After going through the dungeon, I fought Titan and – by destroying one of his arms – got my first summon. At…

Currently (Re)Playing – Final Fantasy 15 (4)

Combining sessions 5 and 6 for this post, as especially session 5 was short (only did a few side quests in that one) Main Quest Progress Went into the dungeon behind the waterfall (neat ice-cave, even had slides, wheee :^) ) and got the third Royal Arm, immediately replaced the axe to have better defense….

Currently (Re)Playing – Final Fantasy 15 (3)

Main Quest Progress Not much this time, after failing to get close to the disc (there was a blockade), I continued to Lestallum to visit Gladios’ sister, Iris. There, Noct got a headache coupled with some kind of vision during an earth tremor. The next morning Iris showed Noct around the city and when we…

Currently (Re)Playing – Final Fantasy 15 (2)

Main Quest Progress Completed the first quest for Dino (the reporter) at the dock (had to sneak around a rather large bird while doing this part). Later I returned to continue to the next chapter. This is about where the climax of the Kingsglaive movie happens (the game shows some glimpses of it) and after…

Currently (Re)Playing – Final Fantasy 15 (1)

Having originally played this game on the PS4 when it released, I am now playing through the recently released Windows Edition, to see how all the updates and DLC released since then changed the game (really liked the original release already). This first post combines the first two play-sessions, as they were each pretty short…

Horrible Ports – Chrono Trigger (PC)

On the 27th of February 2018, Square Enix decided to release Chrono Trigger on Steam, out of the blue, without any previous announcement… and oh boy is that a thing. Just looking at the trailer does not prepare for what awaits you after buying and installing this port. One reason for that is that the…

Old Video Game Magazines – Gamers 05/93

The August/September issue, released in July. Cover Content Summary The News section is a bit longer this issue, but still only 1 ½ pages. Besides the entry about the train visiting 30 German cities for the preliminaries of the Sega Championship, it’s all about upcoming games. To accompany the 2-page report on the Mega CD…