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Posted on Jul 27th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Disposed Hero)
Posted under Review, PS2, PlayStation 2, Sony, Survival Horror, Japanese, Action, Adventure, From Software, Agetech


Kuon is sort of a notorious game for gamers and collectors.  Known as one of the rarest and most valuable games on the PS2, finding a copy of the game for a reasonable price is easier said than done.  I was lucky enough to snag a copy a few years ago for a great price, but for most people, owning a copy of this elusive title means shelling out big bucks.  As I'm sure we have all experienced, a game's value on the secondary market usually isn't a reflection of how good that game actually is, and Kuon is really no exception.  In fact, prior to actually playing the game, I had heard from a few sources that Kuon was not a good game at all, as opinions typically ranged from mixed to negative.  After hearing so much negative criticism about the game, I finally decided to play it for myself, and I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.


Continue reading Kuon



Posted on Jul 25th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under world building, analysis, playstation, rpg, konami, ps2


Since the beginning of role playing games, many details have been taken into account by everyone from the top tier game designers down to the dungeon or game master building their first campaign. However, few details are thought about as much as the design of the world the players inhabit. For most gamers, it is nothing more than passing scenery made to make you stop and enjoy the beauty before you move two steps forward and completely forget about it.

In modern video gaming, there are a few different kinds of world designs at play. Most Japanese developed RPGs, from the beginning to this day, are the world spanning epics. No stone is left unturned on these worlds as many are developed without the idea of direct sequels in mind. The juggernauts of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest almost always take place in a completely new world with linearity in mind. Dragon Quest I and II are notable exceptions to this, where the world of the first game is revealed to be just one small part of the full world that is revealed to the player in Dragon Quest II. This is the idea that Suikoden takes, as it will likely never will reveal the full world in one game.


Continue reading Summer of Suikoden: A Treatise on World Design



Posted on Jul 23rd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under list, kirby, nes, dark souls, pinball


We all have that one friend who likes to talk about hypothetical situations while the gang is hanging around, and inevitably they bring up the "What 5 things do you take with you if you were gonna be stranded on a deserted island?". My group, being generally nerdier than most but probably similar to yours if you are reading this, decided to discuss the 5 video games you'd bring if you were stuck and, with it being an interesting thought experiment, I thought I'd share my answers with you.



Continue reading The Deserted Island Paradox



Posted on Jul 21st 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (GrayGhost81)
Posted under reviews, lego, 3ds, nintendo


I've been a casual fan of the modern variations of the LEGO games since the first LEGO Star Wars game. I love playing them with my wife and the easy, low-stakes gameplay makes for a balanced experience for players of differing skill levels. Last year I played LEGO Batman 2 on the Nintendo DS and I thought it was a fine hand-held counterpart to the console version of the game. I knew then that LEGO games on hand-helds had the potential to be great, and was looking forward to trying another one in the future. I recently played through another LEGO title on a more advanced piece of hardware. How did it stack up?



Continue reading Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins



Posted on Jul 19th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Kaiju, monsters, Godzilla, Japanese adventure


Oh Summer, you fickle maiden, how our relationship has changed.  Once upon a time, we cavorted through the woods and meadows, looking for empty cans and bottles so we could thumb a few extra quarters into the Contra machine, or maybe rent an NES game again (for $3 a day).  Now, I either pray for rain (figuratively speaking) so I can do work inside the house, or fix/trim/dig/clean things outside my house, while trying to keep one eye on my kids.  Still, this is a big time of year for nostalgia, so I might as well pick up a summer-themed game.  What do you all think?  No?  Really?  Uh, okay.  How about we meet halfway in between, then?



Continue reading Attack of the Friday Monsters!



Posted on Jul 17th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (slackur)
Posted under Gems , Cities Skylines, Jackbox, ADK Damashii, Micro Machines, Cursed Castilla, Little Nightmares


Continuing the grand tradition of pointing out nifty games that can fall under the radar, here's an update of some great and/or lesser-known games I've been playing while my Beloved and our oldest are outside causing traffic to swerve with Pokemon Go.



Continue reading Slackur's Obscure Gaming Theatre: Recent Gems



Posted on Jul 15th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bickman2k)
Posted under People of RF Generation, douglie007, Frogger, Sega scream




Continue reading The People of RF Generation - douglie007



Posted on Jul 13th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Enslaved, PS3, 360, playthrough, June, 2017


Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81), as the "Dynamic Duo" (R.I.P. Adam West) discuss one of Ninja Theory's early, third-person, action/adventure titles, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. This month's Playcast flashes forward (...errr we kinda hope not) into dystopian America where humans are being "enslaved" by a mysterious source and our world has been taken over by blood-thirsty robots. Yeeeeeesh!  In this episode, we talk about the gameplay mechanics, some "despicable" and yummy characters, the game's soundtrack, and pose our thoughts on Enslaved's ending. Did this game's sometimes glitchy tendencies muck up what could have been a great title? Did Rich's modern game skill shortcomings prevent him from finishing the game? And how does Shawn reeeeeeeeeally feel about "Hidden Gems?" The answers to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast! 

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 39 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=17940.0

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Continue reading Episode 39 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Jul 11th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, rpg, adventure


 
Quest for Glory is a hybrid adventure-RPG series from Sierra. In the first entry in the series, you find yourself in the Valley of Spielburg. The land has been cursed by an Ogress, the Baron's children are missing, and a band of Brigands terrorize the town. Can you solve all of these problems and become a hero?



Posted on Jul 9th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under news, thank you, Playthrough, Journey, Cartrige Club, RWX, submissions, focus, XBox 360


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this month's edition of RF Generation's Site News!  In this issue, we announce a very special August community playthrough game and event (....we're not alone), remind you about our ongoing annual Pain Yourself With Submissions contest, and of course, thank those members who sent in submissions to our site and registered approvals during the month of June. Once again, we will be implementing a new submission "focus" for this month, so stay tuned to the end of our broadcast to find out what it is.  Thanks for tuning in!     

REMEMBER: If you have any news about upcoming events or topics that you think the site needs to hear about, please PM singlebanana and put "RFG Site News" in the subject line.  Who knows, maybe your news will make our front page!


Continue reading All Our News Are Belong To You: July 2017 Edition



Posted on Jul 7th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Jordan vs Bird, One on One, basketball, michael jordan, larry bird, game review, game boy


Box art scan shamelessly stolen from GameFAQS.
Larry and Michael better watch out, lest they fall into the red abyss below!

I've mentioned before in other reviews, but I'm not really a sports fan.  I don't hate sports, but I'm just not invested in them.  I fancied myself more of a sports nut when I was a kid, and even had a few favorite athletes, including one basketball legend, Larry Bird.  I suspect it was because he was a less than movie star looks average dude who just brought skill to the table, and I'm sure my dad had a bit of influence in terms of probably commenting to me here or there that he was a talented player.  I never geeked out about stats or anything, just enjoyed the game as it was being played.  My fascination with basketball was relatively short-lived, unlike my enjoyment of baseball, and my still-burning love of college football (Go Huskers!).


Continue reading Jordan vs Bird One On One, 1992



Posted on Jul 5th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Addicted)
Posted under Sega, Music,Band


From 1988 to 1993 the S.S.T. band or Sega Sound Team was Sega's in house band that performed rock versions of Sega's arcade hits for compilation albums or Japanese festivals. Join us as we take a look at at the S.S.T. band and their legacy.



Continue reading RF Jamz Vol 3: Back in the SST Band



Posted on Jul 3rd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (zophar53)
Posted under Collection, Missing games,


We've all had that moment. You're reviewing your collection, maybe cross-referencing your database with the games you just pulled from deep storage. Maybe you're taking inventory of games, you're packing up to store in the attic, or maybe you're looking for one game in particular you have an urge to play for the first time in years. All of a sudden, you discover that a game your collection list (and your own memory) says you own isn't where it's supposed to be. Perhaps it's the one you've been wanting to play, or maybe it's the one that should be sitting right next to the one you're looking for, but isn't. To any serious collector, this is a heart-stopping moment of confusion, panic, possibly even rage.



Continue reading Collector Shrink: A Tale of Love and Loss



Posted on Jul 1st 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Trading, Collecting



Is there any better feeling for a collector than adding a new item to your collection? How about simultaneously adding a new item while helping a friend also get something they crave? Lately, I've seen the phrase "Trade is King" used quite often in game collecting groups. I really can't argue with it. Other than perhaps scoring a crazy good deal at a garage sale this is my favorite way to get new games these days. And honestly, it's a lot more likely to happen than a thrift store pick up nowadays.


Continue reading The Art of the Deal - Lining Up That Perfect Trade



Posted on Jun 29th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under submissions, Pain Yourself, contest, 2017, July


Our yearly Pain Yourself With Submissions Contest kicks off in only a few days!  To enter, from July 1st until July 31st, you make as many submissions as you can. Our database staff will review the absurd amount of submissions, and at the end of it all, one of you gets an awesome prize package, which includes your choice of $60 worth of gaming goodness. Essentially, you win a shopping spree (not to exceed $60 and items have to be game related) on GameGavel, eBay, or Amazon, and we pick up the tab. Of course, you'll also be the coolest kid in town as you strut around in your new, official RF Generation Ringer T-shirt.  For official submission types and points and rules breakdown, see below. Best of luck to everyone!


Continue reading 2017 Pain Yourself With Submissions Contest Kickoff


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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