The Weekend Gamer
Thoughts on gaming culture, living among non-gamers, and growing up in the nintendo generation

Archive for the ‘final fantasy’ Category

Lost Odyssey 2–in the works?

February 28, 2008

  It seems that Lost Odyssey has had ample enough success to warrant a sequel, something I must say I’m happy about. broke the story today, catching a bit of a quote from a Microsoft exec who said that the series will grow as time goes on. As you know, I was very complimentary of […]

Lost Odyssey, and a Day in the Life of Uematsu-san

February 20, 2008

  So I’ve graduated to Disc 2 of Lost Odyssey. If you’ve played the game, check out Penny Arcade’s latest podcast to hear some hilarious discourse on hats.  One of my favorite people on this planet is Nobuo Uematsu, a person who has consistently risen in my esteem since the late 80’s.  The fact that […]

Lost Odyssey First Impressions

February 15, 2008

Alright, so I’ve put a few hours into Lost Odyssey, and am prepared to give my initial reaction to the game.  First of all, I’ll say that it is absolutely an evolution, not a revolution in JRPG’s.  It has your standard plotline:  Immortal warrior with amnesia is manipulated by shadowy political forces, and while magic is […]

The Weekend Wrapup (January 18th-20th)

January 21, 2008

  Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone.  Some of us are enjoying a bank holiday, whist others are back to their normal Monday routines.  How did your weekend go?  Mine was pretty enjoyable.  I meant to get more time in FM08, but I spent most of my time downstairs on the Xbox.  I played a […]

Arrange a Final Fantasy Piece and Meet Uematsu!

January 3, 2008

  This post is almost entirely for my brother (hope you’re reading Evan!). is running a composition contest for fans of the Final Fantasy series.  The prize?  Two VIP tickets to the North American Premiere of Lost Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy concert series in Chicago this March, and a chance to meet Nobuo […]

Why Do You Play Games?

December 4, 2007

  There are times that I browse the internet and realize that some of the things that people are writing about games are so insightful and so relevant that I wonder why I even bother.  Both Tycho and Gabe’s posts on why they play games, and the discussion about how we all differ in what […]