Toccata and fugue in the postapocalyptic wasteland

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Jun 302008
 

Baroque is a Playstation 2 / Wii remake of a Playstation remake of a game originally made for the Sega Saturn, and although I am happy, in a way, that it traversed this long chain of production I cannot quite figure out why it did so. Even loose Roguelikes are not usually a winning commercial proposition, the popularity of Persona 3 notwithstanding, and Baroque lacks the concessions that would allow it succeed more broadly. For all its faults, though, there are some interesting ideas in Baroque that deserve some thought. Baroque takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and while the [Read more…]