Blades of Time (2012)

Check out my review of Blades of Time on The Well-Red Mage!


“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
-Bruce Lee

mystic_knight1 “The following is a guest post byThe Midnight Mystic Mage.”

Alright so it has been a couple of weeks since I completed the main story of Blades of Time. It was a load of fun and I am happy to get around to writing about it to share my experience with you.

The game follows our protagonist Ayumi who is a treasure hunter. The way that I described it to my friends was kind of a mish-mash of Tomb Raider with Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. There are abilities that allow you to rewind time as in The Prince of Persia game but there is a twist. As you rewind time you also have your copy fighting alongside you. So as you can imagine there are more difficult times…

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Reviews of May (2017)

Check out the Reviews of May on The Well-Red Mage featuring my review of Skies of Arcadia: Legends for the Nintendo GameCube.

The merry old month of May is over and the weather is already getting hotter, which in Southern California means it’s already flirting with triple digits. In May, we here at The Well-Red Mage beat the heat with an exciting month. Seriously. I had a heck of a lot of fun in May and I have a lot to be thankful for, so without further ado about something let’s get to our monthly breakdown!

Here are the titles we reviewed in May:

Foremost, my gratitude to our contributors this month for crafting excellent reviews here. It’s consistently a delight to work with a team of magical writers and featuring their guest posts is something which brings flavor and new perspectives to our blog, so you don’t have to just read my point of view all the time. Companions on our great quest to restore the knowledge that was lost (see our

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Skies of Arcadia: Legends (2003)

Check out my review of Skies of Arcadia: Legends (2003) on The Well-Red Mage!


“Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies,
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes”
– The Beatles, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

mystic_knight1 “The following is a guest post byThe Midnight Mystic Mage.”

Whats up everybody, I am here to talk to you about an amazing/heartbreaking experience I had playing Skies of Arcadia. I will get to why that is in just a moment, first I would like to clarify that the original Dreamcast game was released in 2000 for Japan and North America. I played the GameCube version that wasn’t released until 2003, so that is the date I decided to use for the review’s archival.

r5EI9v.jpgSkies of Arcadia: Legends is described as a “Director’s Cut” version that is mostly just a port of the original. So why was this such a tragic experience for…

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Reviews of April (2017)

Check out the reviews of April on The Well-Red Mage featuring my review on The Last Man on earth starring Vincent Price.

I thought I was going to make it all the way through the last week of April without seeing a single “It’s gonna be May” meme but some dinglehopper on Twitter got me. I mean “got May”. I am happier to announce that I got more writing done this month than I expected, considering my wife just had a baby, but said baby is an excellent sleeper. Just like daddy. That accounts for more Mage time! Looking back, here are the reviews completed in the month of April:

mystic_knight1 I need to begin as always by thanking our contributors! This month, the amiable Midnight Mystic Mage (of Sublime Game Reviews) gave us an informative look at film from the 1960’s with his review of The Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price. Two of my favorite films come from this decade in history. Be sure to check out this review, especially…

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Retropalooza 2017 (Houston)

A kid in a candy store, who has his own money to spend, can be a very dangerous thing. Luckily, I was pretty frugal at my first retro gaming convention. I put back games that were priced too high for me and stuck to only the best deals on games I will actually play. Definitely … Continue reading Retropalooza 2017 (Houston)

Youtubers Life (First Impressions)

So this was another game that I got some first look time in with over the Easter weekend. I also put about 2 hours into this one as well as Don't Starve. I thoroughly enjoyed both games but they are extremely different in nature. This one has you take your Youtuber through a rags to riches … Continue reading Youtubers Life (First Impressions)

Don’t Starve (First Impressions)

I hope everybody had a great Easter weekend, hopefully like me with an extra day or two off of work for maximum gaming time. Don't Starve was one that had been sitting in my Steam library that I decided to boot up this weekend, another was YouTuber's Life which I also really enjoyed and will try … Continue reading Don’t Starve (First Impressions)