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Voice of Dissent #5 – …Then You Start Playing It

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Videos Voice of Dissent | 0 Comments | 28 Feb 2015

I shift gears, moving away from Suikoden in order to turn my discontent toward one of my favorite targets from over the years: Final Fantasy VIII. How can this not be good?

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Voice of Dissent #4 – An Insult to the Concept

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Videos Voice of Dissent | 0 Comments | 23 Feb 2015

I play through the Lepant recruitment story and wrap up my thoughts on the early Suikoden games, as well as why their simple gameplay rubs me the wrong way.

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15 Minutes of [GAME] #8 – Shinobi

author image by Patrick Mifflin | 15 Minutes of [GAME] Videos | 0 Comments | 20 Feb 2015

The character action genre is largely considered to be the genre form of Capcom’s Devil May Cry. During the genre’s formative years, however, Sega’s Overworks studio had a different idea of how it should work. Check out Shinobi’s 15 Minutes…

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“Brandish: The Dark Revenant” Review

author image by Patrick Mifflin | PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita Reviews Videos | 0 Comments | 19 Feb 2015

Nihon Falcom’s profile has skyrocketed on this side of the Pacific in recent years, with the Ys series in full resurgence and the Trails in the Sky brand finally making The Legend of Heroes a household name. Meanwhile, Brandish is…

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Voice of Dissent #3 – Experience Pinata

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Videos Voice of Dissent | 0 Comments | 05 Feb 2015

I continue through Suikoden, helping myself to a heaping dose of EXP in my new digs even before properly settling in.

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15 Minutes of [GAME] #5 – Wave Race 64

author image by Patrick Mifflin | 15 Minutes of [GAME] Videos | 0 Comments | 30 Jan 2015

Although it was eventually caught up in the undertow of bigger-name titles on the Nintendo 64, Wave Race 64 remains an important and very fun game for the system to this day. Our 15-minute highlight was actually a big gaming…

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Voice of Dissent #2 – Way To Go, Leeroy

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Voice of Dissent | 0 Comments | 30 Jan 2015

My Suikoden playthrough continues through one of the game’s most pivotal early moments, but still waiting to replace one brand of spam for another. No X buttons were harmed in the making of this episode.

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Voice of Dissent #1 – I’m Going There

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Voice of Dissent | 0 Comments | 29 Jan 2015

In the premiere episode of Voice of Dissent, I open up on one of the gaming world’s cult favorite JRPGs, Suikoden, and why I get more frustrated by decent games that are deeply flawed than those that are thoroughly terrible.

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“Drift Stage” early alpha hands-on preview

author image by Patrick Mifflin | PC Previews Steam | 0 Comments | 10 Jan 2015

It’s pretty common knowledge that I’m one of the Arcade Racing faithful around this site. I’ve launched and maintain a YouTube playlist dedicated to bringing Ridge Racers 2 stateside as part of Sony’s #BuildingTheList initiative. Not only did I point…

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Patrick’s Top Games of 2014

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Articles Best of 2014 Features Nintendo 3DS PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Vita Steam Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 29 Dec 2014

Hey, everyone. I’m taking some time off from the podcasting and social media side of things to weigh in on the gaming year that has been 2014, and the top games that came with it.

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“Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed” Review

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Reviews | 0 Comments | 25 Dec 2014

Occasionally, a game comes across that’s so quirky or just generally offbeat that you frequently find yourself asking just what the hell you’re playing. If you’re lucky, you might also find yourself having an exceptionally good time with the game…

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“Forza Horizon 2” Review

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Reviews Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 05 Dec 2014

When Forza Horizon came out in 2012, it offered a festive, open-world alternative to Forza Motorsport’s brilliant but sometimes dry take on motoring, focusing more on the culture that often surrounds it than just the simple act of racing. While…

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