One Piece Arc-By-Arc part 9: Shandora Flashback

“The story book showed him with a grinning face, but he was actually shedding tears of hate and injustice when he died” – Montblanc Cricket on his ancestor Norland

As this series strayed from just being a retrospective piece, I renamed it to Arc-By-Arc, where it will be about a series, arc by arc. I think it makes more sense. I retitled the previous parts, FYI. Here is a link to part 8.

This is a story that shows what really happened and how the tragedy of Norland the King of Liars came to be. This is the first flashback in One Piece where its entire purpose is to set up and link 2 arc while involving none of the main protagonists.

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Persona 1 Retrospective

I started my journey through the Shin Megami Series starting with Persona 3, and I loved every moment of it. So I decided to play Persona 1 to see how this all started. And I will let you know here, I was not a fan of it, and I did not finish it. I may return to it in the future, but this is me talking about the past.

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Final Fantasy VII Retrospective

With Final Fantasy XV out, I thought it would be a nice time to start this series of things.

I was introduced to the Final Fantasy series in my high school days, I know it’s late. I knew the name but never actually played it. Then my roommate, and very close friend of mine, introduced me to Final Fantasy VII as the gateway drug to this roller coaster. And that is how I started this series.

If you don’t already know, Final Fantasy VII is a Square (now Square Enix) JRPG game that was released n the Playstation 1 back in 1997. It was re-released on so many platforms after its incredible success. I played mine on my PSP with PSN release of the game.

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Valkyria Chronicles 2 Retrospective

So Valkyria Chronicles 2 is where some controversy among the fans started to develop. Valkyria Chronicles 2 was made by SEGA and was released on the PSP in 2010. Yes, while the first game was released on PS3 console, this was released on the handheld PSP…

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SMT Digital Devil Saga 2 Retrospective

As the title would suggest, this game is a direct sequel to Digital Devil Saga 1. The game was made by Atlus for Playstation 2 in 2005, one year after the first game. Once again the character designs are by Kazuma Kaneko. This is the game that gets compared to Nocturne a lot as they are similar mechanically.

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