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…)

April Roundtable: Earth Day

April Roundtable: Earth Day

Happy April! Despite much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I have once again declined to make our roundtable theme “frogs” despite the arguable seasonal appropriateness. The only thing we love more than Wario and Waluigi here at Sidequest is frogs. But April is the month of Earth Day, April 22—so let’s talk about the Earth, ecology, and associated themes this month. (more…)

March Roundtable: Luck Mechanics

March Roundtable: Luck Mechanics

Happy March! Here in the Pacific Northwest we’re sandwiched between bitter winter and the slightly warmer temperatures of spring, but mostly it’s just cold. How lucky we are! Thanks for applauding my super smooth transition—this month we’re talking about luck and luck mechanics in games, which is different from actual luck. I would know, considering I lose every board game I play because I have no actual luck. (more…)

GYGO: Happy Anniversary Announcements from Dragon’s Dogma and Final Fantasy VII

GYGO: Happy Anniversary Announcements from Dragon’s Dogma and Final Fantasy VII

Welcome to Get Your Game On! It’s a slow week in gaming news since we’re currently between showcases, but don’t worry! We’ve got some good news for you (if you’re a JRPG fan, at least): (more…)

October Roundtable: Minigames

October Roundtable: Minigames

Not to dredge up the memory of an ancient meme from before the dawn of time, but we all like games, right? Sometimes we like games so much that we play games in our games. Gaming while we’re gaming.

It’s kind of a strange phenomenon, but minigames are everywhere, so we’re talking about them! (more…)