The Kingdom of God in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Every week at church, I watch people line up to take communion. The act involves eating a bit of bread and drinking a bit of wine (or juice for the teetotalers and the underage). But this is not simply a tiny appetizer, served in anticipation of some a larger meal to be eaten later. The [...]

999 Again!

It's been nine years since since developer Chunsoft and publisher-localizer Aksys Games took a risk and released Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors in North America. The game was well-receieved in America, which is surprising given the indifference of English-speaking audiences toward visual novels. The unlikely success of this obscure Nintendo DS title paved the [...]

Final Fantasy Tactics and Its Extra-textual Materials

I finished playing Final Fantasy Tactics for the first time yesterday. I feel like I've accomplished something notable, yet I'm having a difficult time making sense of what I just experienced. What happened? What does it mean? Did I enjoy it? If you'll allow me, I'd like to take a few paragraphs to work through [...]