Well, it's a New Year and a fresh start, and seeing as gaming is a long-time hobby of mine, I thought I'd keep track of the games I play this year, so I can look back at the end of the year and think...well..."damn, I played a lot of games".
I'll be publishing a post at the end of each month with a list of the games I played for that month, and a mini-review and rating (out of 5) for each. So, without further ado, here is this month's post! Enjoy, and thanks for reading!
Here are the games I played in January!
- Game: Chrono Trigger
Review: One of my favorite RPGs and video games of all time, remastered on the DS. Reworked script, comfortable touch-screen controls, and lots of bonus material make this SNES masterpiece even better. A new endgame dungeon, boss, and ending do a better job of bridging the gap between Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross (PSX).
- Game: Final Fantasy I
Review: This is where it all began! A fantastic remake of an NES classic. This was actually my first time playing the first Final Fantasy, so it was really neat to see where a lot of the things in the Final Fantasy series originated from. Although it was quite short and relatively easy, it was still good to experience the origin of the series I know and love today. Bonus dungeons can be overlooked, but are fun if you want to get more out of the game.
- Game: Final Fantasy II
Review: Only the second game in the series and Square had already come up with something totally new! Real characters, a solid story, and completely new gameplay mechanics made FFII a joy to play after FFI. Another gorgeous remake with overhauled graphics and sound. Plenty of new endgame content as well.
Well, that's it for January! Stay tuned for my next "Year In Gaming 2009" post for February, coming February 28th!