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:

City parkour just don’t get it — Dying Light: The Following review

by 4 months ago

Harran is a total slap in the face. All the survivors, be they bully or prey, feel the same moist press of zombie flesh smacking against their collective cheeks. Nobody …

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Singing that same ol’ Neptune — Megadimension Neptunia VII review

by 4 months ago

Neptune. Neptune never changes. Be it a tasty treat, a lunch time fancy, some gaming with her fellow CPUs, or beating the living hell out of some sort of browser …

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From penalty box to podium — Franchise Hockey Manager 2 review

by 4 months ago

Improve and become great; is that not the edict of all great sports teams, leagues, and the individual players therein? Unlike many other game types, sports games share a cyclical …

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All in a day’s work — Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky review

by 5 months ago

When you are a kid, it is fun to play pretend jobs, like playing “restaurant” or “doctor” or “cement mixing yard foreman's convention organizer.” Feeling like a grown up is …

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The portal comparisons begin — Attractio review

by 5 months ago

While current trends indicate that TV is on the outs, video viewership is still a key piece of our entertainment consumption. Nothing can prepare us for the scrolling madness that …

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Calculator formation — Draft Day Sports: Pro Football 2016 review

by 5 months ago

You’ve heard that saying “The only constant around here is change” in some capacity, and if you haven’t, welcome to the club. The reverse could be true of the sports …

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Heroes don’t take notes — The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel review

by 5 months ago

The turn-based RPG of my day is having a sort of crisis moment.  2016 could very well decide the future and fate of this genre now mired with tasteless clones, …

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All city orc fluff and nonsense — The Elder Scrolls Online: Orsinium review

by 7 months ago

Oh Tamriel, you beautiful land of stone and sky, why do you tear me apart this way?  Ever since I first took off into Vvardenfell’s wild lands in the Elder …

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A wheelie good time — Motorclub Bikes review

by 7 months ago

Driveclub is not Gran Turismo. Despite sharing a genre and PlayStation exclusivity, Driveclub always feels like a clunkier, but competent, little brother. Like other “little brothers” of this world, Driveclub …

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Tears in the cloth — Saint Seiya Soldier’s Soul review

by 7 months ago

Fatal flaws are not a new pitfall for gaming developers, going back to the quite literal pitfalls of E.T. on the Atari and even further.  Not all fatal gaming flaws …

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Rack it up — Pool Nation FX preview

by 8 months ago

Billiards is a classic and fun experience, real or otherwise, and is something that my generation’s childhood was typically littered with.  Pre-teen hangout spots, friend’s parent’s basements, and particularly nice …

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Animation Pinball-ination — Zen Pinball 2: Balls of Glory review

by 8 months ago

There may not be many of you out there, but if the things you cherish most in this life are digital pinball machines and Fox Entertainment’s animated programming, life just …

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