Editorial: Bravely Running with It

By Java
Special move animations were a crown jewel of the first game. The second should follow suit.

As Java converts the LusipurrCorp basement to a slightly less dingy testing facility, he lends some final thoughts on trilogies and Bravely Default. He will be hanging up the pen for a bit next week, so he feels he must get his rambles in before then.

Editorial: Game Healing

By Java
It is really hard to make a tile tactics game look exciting in a screenshot.

Java’s busted up hand is just about done healing, so he revisits the concept of games as part of the healing process before he returns to his labor job in the LusipurrCorp Orichalcum Mines. Apparently, Lusipurr is still waiting for those stylish rims.

Editorial: From Norende to the Moon

By Java
Did someone drop their Nokia phone?

Java is impatient. He is supposed to be recovering from a nasty hand injury, one which momentarily prevented him from playing Bravely Default, but instead tortures himself even more by looking ahead to Bravely Second: End Layer. Welcome to Spoilertown!

Editorial Miscellany: Familiar Places

By Ethos
This game has not grown on me.

After a few weeks of Majora’s Mask, Ethos is back to his old self with his return to Editorial Miscellany. That is correct, he wanders aimlessly across topics in true mediocre form. Meeting middling expectations: that is the Ethos guarantee.

Editorial: Characters To Die For

By Java
Seriously, though. What a shitbag.

Java has been tremendously quiet, lately. We assumed by his looks of contentment that he had retrofitted the basement to be an opium den. Nope. He is just really enjoying Bravely Default, which leaves him reminiscing about past joys in gaming this week.

Editorial Miscellany: Shovel War

By Ethos
METAPHORICAL TREASURE

Ethos played a very good side-scrolling game and a very disappointing side-scrolling game in an attempt to collect stories for this week’s Editorial Miscellany. Spoilers, but Shovel Knight is the good game. And Valiant Hearts is the disappointing one.