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:

Good football, bad storytelling, can’t lose: Madden 18 review

by 1 day ago

There is a lot to unpack with the entirety of this newest Madden release, Madden 18, and overall I’m happy to say that mostly positive things are to be said …

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Going down the only trail that’s ever cold: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel review

by 1 week ago

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has proven to be a very solid offshoot of the JRPG series so far. I played both of the games on the …

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Four painfully fun adventures: Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 review

by 2 weeks ago

Mega Man games are two things, generally: super fun, and way hard. When you’re working with a collection of games that has been a stalwart of quality throughout its existence, …

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VR, VR, and the youth of the nation: Accel World vs. Sword Art Online review

by 4 weeks ago

Virtual reality is the next hot item in the gaming universe, but not all of us are so blessed to be able to afford the equipment needed to join in …

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Down with the sickness: Dark Rose Valkyrie review

by 2 months ago

It is rare for a modern JRPG to stray too far from the formula, and the result is a stagnation that is staining the formerly rich and deep genre. Many …

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To the East, to Morrowind: Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind review

by 2 months ago

Vvardenfell is a place like no other. Dense, steamy swamps welcome adventurers in the south, leading them inland towards lush grasslands, misty isles, barren and scorched valleys, and the great …

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Sturdy and steady, like the castle: Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada review

by 3 months ago

After the dust settles and the blades are withdrawn into their sheathes, only the strongest of warriors remain standing. Those who litter the ground are swiftly forgotten, while those who …

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Agony and misery, in a billion words or less: Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception review

by 3 months ago

When I see a term like “visual novel” I expect the visuals to capture the ongoing storytelling, allowing me to just sit back, take it in, and feel the entirety …

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Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland now available on PlayStation 4

by 4 months ago

Natsume Inc. has announced that Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland is available digitally for the PlayStation 4. The new digital download of the classic title will feature trophies, enhanced graphics, …

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Heavy Metal pencil punishment: Drawn to Death review

by 4 months ago

Doodling obscene and bodacious ephemera into a notebook is easily the most satisfying memory of my high school days, and I could not possibly be less unique in that. So …

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Six games (woo ooo!): The Disney Afternoon Collection review

by 4 months ago

Most licensed games for the Nintendo Entertainment System were pretty lacking, but that was not the case for a series of releases based on the Disney television series Duck Tales, …

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Never let good enough be enough: Out of the Park Baseball 18 review

by 4 months ago

The birds are chirping, the flowers bloom, and the bat’s crack against a baseball rings in the rebirthing season of spring. A constant and welcome new edition of Out of …

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