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    Breath of Fire II is every bit as good as the first one, if not better. If you've played the first you'll be familiar with soe of the towns (i.e. Windia) and characters (i.e. Nina) in this one. The battle system is also pretty much the same as the first, with random encounters and turn based fighting. The main difference is that your character formations is a diamond instead of a line. The story is quite interesting, and you'll be into it from the very beginning of the game. There are many new and interesting characters that join you on your quest, such as a big armadillo type man, a fierce cat girl, a dog with a crossbow, and a monkey with a knife (and come now, what could be more fun than a monkey with a knife? Nothing.) There are fun side things to do while you wander around the world (hunting, fishing, visiting a traveling circus, etc.), any many interesting items and spells to discover. If you are a fan of RPGs or dragons or fire.. or monkeys with knives.. or grass and water and shiny things and mountains with caves and fish and breathing or... anything, get yourself a Game Boy Advance or a Super Nintendo and pick up Breath of Fire II.

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    Dear Readers: Latisha? Why?

    Try as I have been for the past month to understand, Latisha's existence in ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth simply does not make any goddamn sense. From a gameplay standpoint, she serves as the middle ground between the speedy DJ TJ and the loafy Big Earl; from a storyline, she's the middle ground between the arrogant DJ TJ and the kindly Big Earl. She's the average, well-rounded character that's been ignored in video games for generations, akin to Sion Barzahd in The Bouncer or Mario in Super Mario Bros. 2. Except that in these two cases, the average character as least has the advantage of being the main focal point for the game's storyline; Latisha has no such advantage.

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    Dear Readers: The Janish.

    Notice anything... oh, I don't know, different, about this month's issue? The snowy background? The "weathered" (tee hee) logo? The extended Table of Contents, the luscious staff photos, anything? Well regardless of how perceptive you are, this issue, dearest readers, is a special issue. A damn special issue. This issue is not only the first issue of 2003, but the first of our second volume, and as such is our biggest issue yet.

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    The 2002 GameCola Videogame Awards!

  • … of the Month: Star Ocean: The Second Story

    Don't let the name fool you, this game stands on its own, meaning you won't have to have played the first one to understand what is going on (which is convenient, since the first one wasn't released outside of Japan, as far as I know). Star Ocean has a customizable battle mode where you can choose if you want to fight in more of a classic RPG style, or a style which involved a lot more free movement and decision making. You can create various items such as armors, weapons, accessories, and items from raw materials you find using skills you gain on your journey. The story itself develops in different ways depending on the decisions you make (the most important of which being what which main character you will choose to control, Claude or Rena), and what mini-events you choose to participate in.

  • Games for the Casual Gamer: Crazy Taxi

    An amazingly addictive game is Crazy Taxi for Sega Dreamcast. This game was taken from an actual arcade game, however the graphics maintain an arcade game look. The object of Crazy Taxi is to drive ar

  • Swordquest: AirWorld

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