Category: Voice of Dissent

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Voice of Dissent #7 – MORE DAKKA

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Videos Voice of Dissent | 0 Comments | 16 Mar 2015

For what it’s worth, Square couldn’t have picked a better slice of the game to serve up as the demo to bundle in with Brave Fencer Musashi a year before Final Fantasy VIII’s proper release.

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Voice of Dissent #6 – The Grinding You Won’t Be Spared

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

In which I show what a pain OCD truly is when dealing with a game of FFVIII’s unusual progression methods. Coming up on the five-hour mark, and not a foot has been set on Dollet.

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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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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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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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