Flame Bait

Discussing the strengths and weaknesses of an RPG can be asking for a beating, especially if the RPG has been able to rack up a following, but sometimes I just want to talk about a game after I've finished it and mull over how it was and wasn't good. Since the first game I wrote for this happens to be Xenogears, I figured Flame Bait was as apt a name as any. I started this section largely with my thoughts on games just after I finished them, usually for the first time, though I discuss older games if I wind up replaying them (a rare event these days).

More recently I've decided to include the books I've read.

Please note that there are spoilers everywhere in these talks.

Games

Xenogears - posted February 21, 2001
Grandia II - posted June 13, 2001
Pokemon Blue - posted July 5, 2001
Golden Sun - posted July 5, 2002
Neverwinter Nights - posted October 6, 2002
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II - posted December 1, 2002
Lost Kingdoms - posted January 26, 2003
Breath of Fire III - posted March 5, 2003
Shadow Hearts - posted June 20, 2003
Final Fantasy X - posted August 24, 2003
Koudelka - posted September 3, 2003
Lunar Legend - posted October 1, 2003
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence - posted January 12, 2004
Panzer Dragoon Saga - posted February 1, 2004
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - February 14, 2004
Chrono Cross - February 29, 2004
Soul Calibur II - April 11, 2004
Lost Kingdoms II - May 23, 2004
Defenders of Oasis - June 6, 2004
Shining Soul II - July 25, 2004
Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide - September 26, 2004
Shadow Hearts: Covenant - November 7, 2004
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis - December 19, 2004
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean - January 23, 2005
Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution - posted July 10, 2005
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne - posted October 23, 2005
Drakengard - posted November 13, 2005
Shadow of the Colossus - posted January 1, 2006

Books

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - posted August 30, 2003
Birth of the Firebringer - posted September 10, 2003
Dark Moon - posted September 21, 2003
The Son of Summer Stars - posted September 29, 2003
Xenocide - posted March 14, 2004
Children of the Mind - posted March 28, 2004
Tales from Earthsea - June 11, 2004
Hospital Station - February 13, 2005
Star Surgeon - April 17, 2005
The Other Wind - July 10, 2005
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - posted November 13, 2005
Saint Tail - posted November 27, 2005
Siege of Darkness - posted January 1, 2006

Last adjustments were January 1, 2006