The vintage review series continues! It's pretty much fun for me to get through the old reviews and add some thoughts to them.
I know that they have some juvenile slang to them sometimes, but you have to realize that they've been written by RPG fans in their late teens, and I don't want to change that so that you can really feel the early 2000s vibe!
Today, I added a review about Final Fantasy VII.
2001 was an interesting time for this site. I expanded the RPG-O-Mania website to create a project together with two other great guys. The new website was calles RPG WorldWide back then. After that, in September 2001, the website was renamed to be RPG Xanadu after another great friend from the USA took over the project. There were some exclusive reviews online back then, which I also lost in the famous hard disk crash of 2001.
However, I was able to dig up more of those reviews, and since it fits the events in the gaming industry nowadays, I thought I start with releasing the old Trials of Mana review. Of course, the game of this review was called "Seiken Densetsu 3" back then.
Additional news: If you ever wondered what the translation changes from the unofficial Seiken Densetsu 3 to Trials of Mana are, the Internet got you covered: Check out this Google Document! Thanks to the guys from r/secretofmana!
Recently, I checked out some of my sites using the wayback machine of archive.org. And after trying out some URLs, I was really able to find the old reviews that were online on this site (which was calles RPG WorldWide back then) in 2001! I thought that I had lost them in a hard disk crash in late 2001, but thanks to the Internet Archive, I was able to retrieve them.
Now I start brushing them up so that they work in the new layout, and upload them here on new rpg-o-mania. Here is the review about one of my favorite games, Suikoden II.