The Definitive Game Foods Menu, Part One

The Definitive Game Foods Menu, Part One

We here at Sidequest are a hungry bunch. That’s why we’ve brought you such important and groundbreaking series as Eat Your Games and Chip Chat—we love games, we love a snack, so why not combine the two?

But what we haven’t done yet is pit our favorite gaming snacks against one another. So we bring you an important question: what gaming food would you most like to eat, and why? Help us design a menu for our Patrons, and nominate your favorite gaming foods in the comments! (more…)

In Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, We’re Saving Everyone!

In Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, We’re Saving Everyone!

In the final battle of Final Fantasy VII: Remake we defeat Sephiroth and cast aside the shadows that swirl around. We’re standing in a familiar place: the edge of Midgar. Looking out on the horizon, you’re presented with a terrifying and hopeful world. For players returning to this place from the original Final Fantasy VII, the developers have managed to revive that feeling of grandeur because now, you may be able to change this story… (more…)

Chip Chat: The Abject Desire of Salted Egg Chips

Chip Chat: The Abject Desire of Salted Egg Chips

Welcome to Chip Chat, a column where Maddi eats as many novelty chip* flavors as humanly possible, then justifies it by reviewing the chips and pairing them with a game she thinks they’re particularly suited for, like a garbage sommelier who specializes in junk food instead of wine. (more…)

Why I Hate Crisis Core: Part II, Jenova Boogaloo

Why I Hate Crisis Core: Part II, Jenova Boogaloo

Here we are again, thanks for coming to the reunion! Now that I’ve outlined the different cast members of this play, how do they perform? Well, not great!

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Why I Hate Crisis Core: Part I

Why I Hate Crisis Core: Part I

Never have I ever been more livid at finishing a game than Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core on the PSP. Staring at the credits in order to assign blame for this travesty, my head was a storm of feelings that I couldn’t fully put into words. Now, with some time away and no longer being a teenager, I want to go over the game’s narrative that so fully filled me with rage. Thankfully, wonderful folks down over on the internet have the full cutscenes of both the original and the remaster. I’m not here for debate. I’m here as an old school FFVII fan with a chip on their shoulder, so let’s mosey.

The following contains spoilers for Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core. The game contains instances of war, suicide, and body horror. (more…)

Pokémon Stadium Without Transfers Is Worthless

Pokémon Stadium Without Transfers Is Worthless

If Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are an example of too much corporate meddling to make Pokémon games as good as we know they can be, then Pokémon Stadium‘s re-release for Nintendo Switch Online shows the absence of oversight to stop an incomplete release. (more…)