I hear tell that the first few copies of the magazine (are we still calling it that?) have made their way to readers, and that is fine news indeed! But here in the land of imaginary words that can vanish with the slightest hiccup of a web server, we press on in the face of the void with another four articles for our online edition.
Edit: By popular (two people) demand, “journal” it is.
Baseball & Tennis
We begin today with a tiny, bite-sized appetizer for the rest of the content. It’s like videogame tapas or something. But less fattening. How did we manage to squeeze so much information about two games into so few words? Sheer abuse, my friends.
Gradius was one of many big NES series to make their way to Game Boy, although for some reason Konami decided to disguise the Vic Viper’s debut under the name “Nemesis,” which had previously been the arbitrary U.K. moniker for the series. Thank goodness this was a one-time anomaly, or else we’d be reading about “Gryzor” next week.
Final Fantasy Legend
This article only appears in the hardcover edition of the quarterly, but we’re printing it here for all to see because, well, that’s kind of the point. As time goes by, I find myself more and more fascinated with the SaGa series, which began here. If I don’t get to interview Kawazu before the inevitable day on which I’m kicked out of the industry, I’ll be a sad, sad man.
I was always fascinated by this game as a kid, and all because of its amazing, fantastic, wonderful, incredible name. Admittedly, I was never moved enough to actually play it — but Mr. Nomali’s insightful article, I think, is more than sufficient to inspire me to seek out this impressively-titled puzzler.