Unlocked Reminiscence: Chain of Memories
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Unlocked Reminiscence: Chain of Memories

Unlocked Reminiscence, Part II: Origin of Obfuscated Thought (Chain of Memories) If you’ll recall, in the previous article I noted how relatively straightforward the narrative in Kingdom Hearts was. There was the occasional JRPG ludicrousness, but for the most part, it was an easy-to-understand story that anyone could follow. Well, enough of that nonsense, because … Continue reading

Unlocked Reminiscence: Kingdom Hearts
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Unlocked Reminiscence: Kingdom Hearts

Unlocked Reminiscence, Part I: Beginnings in Retrospection (Kingdom Hearts) In my introductory article, I noted that the idea of smashing Disney and Final Fantasy together was a nutty proposition when Kingdom Hearts was first announced. These were two completely different worlds – western animation and Japanese role-playing games – being brought together seemingly on a … Continue reading

The Sequel Slump: Shadow the Hedgehog
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The Sequel Slump: Shadow the Hedgehog

Originally published 8/18/14 So far in this column, I’ve talked about quite the range of failed sequels, from an Americanized version of a Japanese classic to a revered game that most would argue shouldn’t be called a failure at all. Today, though, I’m going to restart and finish a mini-series started on the previous version of the website, taking … Continue reading