Wes learned to read playing Dragon Warrior on the NES and they haven't stopped playing RPGs since. Through a superhero-esque origin story, they started writing like crazy and eventually ended up writing features at a site they'd been reading since high school, which was... some time ago. They love sharing the joy in whatever flawed masterpiece has caught their attention this week, usually to the captive audience of their spouse, children, and small menagerie of pets.
Shadow Hearts, Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest, Shin Megami Tensei, Xenosaga, .hack, Suikoden, Dynasty Warriors, Final Fantasy, Tales of, too many more to count
RPGs, Warriors-style games, story-driven games, anything with more ambition than execution
Tabletop RPGs, writing, cooking, sumo, making Gundam models, any way of consuming story
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|Retro Encounter 288 – Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen Part II||Article||May 20, 2021|
|Retro Encounter 287 – Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen Part I||Article||May 14, 2021|
|Retro Encounter 286 – Dragon Quest Fantasy Draft||Article||May 11, 2021|
|The Case for Warriors Games and the RPG Fan||Feature||April 1, 2021|
|Project Triangle Strategy’s Invisible Feature and the Trials of Gaming while Colorblind||Feature||March 3, 2021|
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|Random Encounter 208 – Game of the Year 2020: The Continuing Adventures||Article||February 22, 2021|
|RPGFan Games of the Year 2020: Best Graphic Adventure or Visual Novel||Feature||February 11, 2021|
|RPGFan Games of the Year 2020: Best Ongoing Game||Feature||February 11, 2021|
|RPGFan Games of the Year 2020: Best New IP||Feature||February 11, 2021|
|RPGFan Games of the Year 2020: Best DLC||Feature||February 11, 2021|
|RPGFan Games of the Year 2020 ~ Editors’ Awards: Wes Iliff||Feature||February 10, 2021|
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