Patrick Rost

PROFILE:

My name is Patrick, and I write about games that are new, and then I typically go back to playing games that are old. I'm a huge fan of the Super Nintendo and PlayStation 2 gaming eras, and tend to focus my love on classic RPGs (J- or otherwise), sports games, and racing titles. Shoot me an e-mail if you have any questions, or if you want to discuss leveling theories for defensive characters in Phantom Brave.

Posts by Patrick Rost:

Death machine, infest my corpse to be: Toukiden 2 review

by 2 days ago

Is there any more profound state of being than “hit and miss?" To not be terrible, but not great either, a dualistic order within which you can find almost the …

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Meow-t of the frying pan, into the fire: Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight review

by 4 days ago

Have you ever played an old 8-bit style video game on a modern console in front of someone old enough to remember when that was the only option available? Perplexed, …

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Roll away the stone: Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey review

by 3 weeks ago

Gust, the developers of the Atelier series, seem to approach each game with the same philosophy that goes into their trademark alchemy process found in each game. Taking the ingredients …

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If I had a Digimon, I’d Digimon in the morning: Digimon World: Next Order review

by 1 month ago

Digimon has always felt like the weird cousin of the monster collecting games, not quite as stylish and dramatic as its more celebrated counterpart. However, Digimon has a charm to …

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Plastic bits having nighttime fits: Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found review

by 1 month ago

Toys coming alive is somehow a consistently winning formula. Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found takes that formula and plunges it into a melodramatic darkness, pitting you against hordes of …

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500 Floors Above Me in the Tower of Barbs: Let it Die review

by 2 months ago

Death is scary, but it would be a bit less so if I knew I got to come back and beat up my own reanimated corpse after my painful and …

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Return to Morrowind in a new chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online

by 2 months ago

Bethesda Softworks has announced The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, the next chapter of ZeniMax Online Studios’ online RPG, The Elder Scrolls Online. This DLC addition will return players and fans …

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Fragments so small you’ll never find them all: Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue review

by 2 months ago

Kingdom Hearts, in all its bizarre glory, has relished in the use of numbers and symbols to creep slowly towards the final story in its main enigmatic trilogy. The latest …

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All of life is peaks and Shallies: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea review

by 2 months ago

The Atelier series has become a steady source of incredibly fun JRPGs in the past few years. Routinely releasing a new game with similar but tweaked game mechanics keeps each …

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Watch me whip, now watch me Shantae-Nae: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review

by 2 months ago

It’s Shantae! She’s here to save the town, but the town’s problems are a little too big for her cliche genie breeches. Platforming, belly-dancing, trancing out, and flailing her hair, …

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An introductory look at Ark: Survival Evolved

by 3 months ago

It is cold. You’ve been noticing the chill on your skin for a few moments prior, as well as the rough grit of sand on your naked body. The light …

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Ambition without guidance is a moth drawn to flame: Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension review

by 3 months ago

I’ve been doing this reviewing gig for a while now, but never before have I been faced with such a difficult judgement as the one I have to give to …

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