I am, as I have time, working steadily through Tactics Ogre. So seeing this particular article — a piece on its direct predecessor, Ogre Battle — come up in the posting queue was a happy coincidence. I never could get into the core Ogre games, and I even find Tactics much less accessible and gleefully breakable than its Final Fantasy descendent, but this particular elegy fills me with a desire to give The March of the Black Queen another go. Stupid compelling retrospectives!
In other news, the latest subscriber bonus book is stuffed into envelopes and about ready to mail out; all I’m waiting on is for the labels to finish printing. I was hoping to mail them Monday, but that’s a postal holiday. And Tuesday and Wednesday I’ll be in New York to look at some extra-dimensional game system or something. But hold on just a few days longer and you’ll have it in your hands.
The press proof for GameSpite Quarterly 7 has also arrived, but I’m not going to worry about that until next weekend, or maybe the weekend after. It’s a while yet until February 1, after all. However, I can say with confidence that it looks damn good.