Currently Playing: Actraiser (Day 2 – End)

After going through the Act 2 level in Bloodpool again, I bluntly beat down the second phase of the boss with magic and continued on to Kasandora. The first level here was a bit annoying, but doable and the boss went down after I cast the selected spell a few times. Building the city in…

Currently (Re)Playing: Final Fantasy 15 (6)

Main Quest Progress After discussing a plan in a nearby camp, the party infiltrated the Empire base at night, destroyed some Magitek soldiers and mechs to get the Regalia back. When they reached it, Lunas’ brother arrived, but he was stopped by Ardyn. After returning to Lestallum, they learned about Jareds’ death at the hand…

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…

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…

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…

Currently Playing – Anvil of Dawn (5 / End)

And thus, the game is finished. Going up the Warlords’ Tower, the “boss” actually wasn’t at the top level, but one level lower. Though I still had to go to the highest floor first because one of the enemies there had the key to the room. In the boss room the Castellan was just about…