Sunday, May 22, 2011

What's this all about?

This blog has been revived thanks to the inspiring work of The CRPG Addict. It's due to his example that I realize the bar is set much higher for this kind of blog, and so I hope to elevate this effort. I'm going to use many of his techniques for organizing, evaluating, and playing the games. I've made my list, made my rating system, and my rules all based on the examples of The CRPG Addict and The Adventure Gamer. I've deleted the previous posts, as they didn't offer much other than an example of a poor early attempt.

So a little back story. I love RPGs; All RPGs. I just can't get enough of them. Sure I like other genres such as strategy, puzzle, adventure, and platforming even, but nothing gets me quite as good as an RPG. The problem I have had is that there is not enough time to play through them all. The solution I've found: just start playing them. Eventually I'll get through them, maybe even all of them.

My first question: where do I begin? I've generated a list of console based RPGs ( This list probably isn't complete, and contains many games that might not be RPGs, but that's the joy of discovery. My next step is to collect them all.

But, I can't wait to collect them all before I begin. That would take a few years on its own, and I plan to make use of the games I do have now. That means there won't be a lot of order to what game I play next, but I am determined to play sequels in order.

I'm going to be playing the games live at when I can. I'm hoping this allows people familiar with these games and those interested to follow along. Seems like the thing to do since many of these games are hard to find and emulation isn't for everyone. I'll push some videos to youtube, but it's become too much of a hassle to back them all up. Follow on twitter for announcements of my stream: @zenicreverie.

RULES! (See this post)