Category Archives: Squadron of Shame

These posts are those which I regard as being of specific interest to members of Internet “gaming book club” The Squadron of Shame. You can join the Squad’s discussions over at the Squawkbox, and subscribe to the Squadron of Shame SquadCast via iTunes.

1937: This Starry Midnight We Make

I’m a big fan of the work of Carpe Fulgur, the small, independent localisation team previously responsible for bringing English-speaking audiences the excellent Recettear, its predecessor Chantelise and the charming Metroidvania-ish Fortune Summoners, and who have most recently been working on the sprawling behemoth that … Continue reading

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1936: Modern Old-School

One of the games I’ve been playing a bunch on my shiny new PlayStation 4 is Resogun, a game that I was previously moderately excited about, and which, prior to Omega Quintet (and, arguably, Final Fantasy Type-0, which I’m interested to try at some point … Continue reading

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1931: Further Tales from the Frontier

I’m quite surprised that a free-to-play mobile game has managed to maintain my attention for over two weeks now: you may recall a short while back when I talked about Brave Frontier, and I’m still playing it today. I think the … Continue reading

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1930: Fun with Harmonics

Spent some more time with Omega Quintet today, and I am, as I may have mentioned a couple of times already, absolutely thrilled with how enjoyable it is — and that it’s much more than a reskinned Neptunia. Don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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1928: Verse Maidens

So, I’ve spent the majority of my evening playing Idea Factory and Compile Heart’s first PlayStation 4 title Omega Quintet. And I’m absolutely in love with it. Omega Quintet, lest you don’t follow Japanese games with the same borderline obsessiveness as I … Continue reading

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1926: In My Restless Dreams, I See That Town

I adore the Silent Hill series. Like most people, my absolute favourite is Silent Hill 2 — I still vividly recall my friends coming to visit me at university with a copy in tow, and me beating it in an evening as they … Continue reading

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1924: Journeying Ever Onwards

So One Way Heroics Plus has pretty much devoured my soul with its wily ways and new features. I’ve been playing it a whole bunch, dying a whole lot and having a great time in the process. I made a video of … Continue reading

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