DRAGON QUEST III THE SEEDS OF SALVATION BRING ARTS: HERO

Dragon Quest III remains not only one of the greatest Dragon Quest games, but one of the best NES-era RPGs ever made. The ability to customize your party by creating your own characters and choosing their class was a great feature, as was the option to be able to change classes. For a classic RPG,…

Octopath Traveler Original Soundtrack

If you’re unfamiliar with Octopath Traveler check out my previous post here! Octopath Traveler is an amazing retro-style RPG that exemplifies many of the best aspects of the genre. Octopath Traveler has a great soundtrack that helps set the tone for many of its environments and emotional scenes. The battle themes give off an air…

Octopath Traveler

No, I haven’t given up on the site. I know it has been a while since I’ve posted, but I assure you Hobby Scratch isn’t going anywhere. Most of my free time has been taken up by playing the brand new Nintendo Switch I acquired recently. I actually had resigned to the fact that I…

NieR:Automata BRING ARTS 2B & Machine lifeform (2 Set)

Nier:Automata is one of the most popular games of 2017. 2B, the iconic main character has entered her way into the hearts of gamers everywhere, so it’s fitting that Square Enix is blessing fans with this figure set! 2B is extremely detailed and comes with a variety of accessories. 2B’s clothing is faithfully reproduced with…

NieR Music Concert Blu-ray “Ningyo Tachi no Kioku”

Coming September 20th is a blu-ray containing a live concert which took place on May 5, 2017 at Yomiuri Hall, featuring music from the hit game Nier: Automata. There are 19 tracks in total, including some from the original Nier for PS3. If you’re a fan of the game and music, this is definitely a concert…

Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Plush Chocobo & Moogle

In commemoration of Final Fantasy’s 30th Anniversary (feeling old yet?) Square is releasing awesome plush toys of two of its mascots: the chocobo and moogle. Chocobos are large yellow birds that serve as transportation for your party since Final Fantasy II. In Final Fantasy VII you were able to breed and race your own Chocobos,…

Seiken Densetsu Collection – Nintendo Switch – Secret of Mana

Coming to the Nintendo Switch on June 1st, 2017 is Seiken Densetsu Collection, or as the series is more commonly known in the West, Secret of Mana (which is actually the U.S. name of the first SNES installment) or the Mana series. The collection features the first three games in the series: Seiken Densetsu (Final…

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI NO.1: CLOUD STRIFE

It will be some time before you can actually play the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake set for release on PS4, but until then, you have this Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife figure to hold you over. Cloud is amazingly detailed, stands about 10 and 1/2 inches tall, features his signature Buster sword and has…

Ikenie To Yuki No Setsuna Original Soundtrack

Ikenie To Yuki No Setsuna or “Setsuna of Sacrifice and Snow”, which will be titled “I Am Setsuna” in the West, is an old-school style rpg invoking the name of Chrono Trigger as  a point of comparison. Although it’s already out in Japan, the game is not due here until July. In the meantime though,…

Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition (Pre-order)

Final Fantasy is one of the first RPGs I ever played back with the first entry in the series so many years ago on the NES. To be honest, I haven’t followed the FF series closely since the release of Final Fantasy VII. I tried the later titles, but they didn’t do much for me….