February 11, 2017

Impressions on Final Fantasy I: Dawn of Souls

Following my playthrough of the original Final Fantasy for the NES, I played the remake for the Gameboy Advance, Final Fantasy I: Dawn of Souls. The game wasn’t very hard, and since I knew exactly what I had to do, I didn’t wander around aimless and was able to finish it in roughly nine hours. The port to the GBA includes modernized graphics, sound, and music; modernized game play; quality of life additions; improved translation, longer dialogues with NPCs, and modernized names for magic spells; bug fixes; new side quests. ... Read more

February 4, 2017

My impressions of Final Fantasy for the NES

A week ago, I finished my first playthrough of the original Final Fantasy for the NES. In the past, I had not been super interested in playing this episode since it was said to be (understandably) rough around the edges, being the first entry in the franchise. A few factors changed my mind: first, I heard great comments on the FF1 run at AGDQ 2017 by Feasel and Gyre and I was looking forward to watching a solid speedrun; second, I discovered that a couple of my coworkers were big fans of this game; lastly, I’ve been thinking that there is a void in my video game culture due to not having played (or even watched) the early episodes of Final Fantasy. ... Read more

January 26, 2017


I used to have a blog, a long time ago, where I’d sometimes write incoherent ramblings about coding, politics, and any other subject that struck my fancy. After a long hiatus, let’s get going again!