Valkyria Chronicles’ Marina is one of the Gallian Militia’s best

We all have our favorite characters in games. Especially in RPGs and strategic titles, where each person has their specialty. When it comes to Valkyria Chronicles, Marina Wulfstan is by far my favorite, and she should be one of yours too. This heroine is one of the strongest soldiers in your militia. She’s not only well-rounded, with a strong backstory, she’s also skilled and quite human.

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Preview: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir addresses the aging issue

Some games age well; others don’t. It’s always a gamble, wondering how well your favorite will or won’t hold up 5, 10, maybe even 20 years later. The original Odin Sphere was released in May 2007 and seems as though it’s transitioned well. Vanillaware’s Odin Sphere Leifthrasir feels like it goes out of its way to modernize a classic by transcending former limits.

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Pay more attention to Final Fantasy X-2’s “Real Emotion” and “1000 Words”

Let’s be honest here. Final Fantasy X-2 probably isn’t on many people’s lists of “favorite Final Fantasy games, and it isn’t because it technically wouldn’t count for such a spot due to being a spin-off. It’s a hit-or-miss entry for some, but there’s one thing it should be applauded for: Final Fantasy X-2 goes all-in when it comes to the music.

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