Here at IBNttT we like to break out of our routines and mix it up with multi-part features. Here’s a listing of all the features we’ve done on the site along with a short description and links to each of the parts.
The All-Stars series was written during my final semester at Cornell which, for reasons I won’t go into here, was during the summer, which meant that most of my fellow classmates had already graduated and skipped town leaving me with plenty of alone time to sit and write. As the first major feature of IBNttT, it was also a test to myself, 50 posts in, that I could start a multi-part feature and see it through to its conclusion.
The feature itself represents what I feel are the top video games from each era and specific category. I’m quite happy with the way it turned out, even if I might not pick the exact same games today.
16-Bit Runner-Ups Part 1
16-Bit Runner-Ups Part 2
16-Bit Runner-Ups Part 3
Post 16-Bit, Pre-Current Gen All-Stars
Post 16-Bit, Pre-Current Gen All-Stars Part 1
Post 16-Bit, Pre-Current Gen All-Stars Runner-Up: RPG Edition
Post 16-Bit, Pre-Current Gen All-Stars Part 2
Pre-Current Gen PC All-Stars
Pre-Current Gen PC All-Stars Runner-Up
Current Gen All-Stars
Villains of Final Fantasy
For my second feature I thought that I would do something more akin to the mainstream video game sites and rank my favorite aspect of a game series. The natural candidate was one of my favorite series of games, Final Fantasy, but I didn’t want to do the usual spotlight on the protagonists. Instead I chose to focus on and rate the villains who motivate them (a real stretch of logic, I know) to try and teach the world that Sephiroth is so lame compared to Kefka.
Final Fantasy I
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X-2
Final Fantasy XI
Final Fantasy XII
Dragon Questing V
I’m a little embarrassed to say that I’ve yet to complete this feature (heck, I forget that I started it every other day nowadays), but I aim to get back to it soon. This is an analysis of the game mechanics and story of Dragon Quest V through a critical eye as I try to examine what makes this game the masterpiece that it is.
Super Ichiban Travel Blog
In 2009 I took a trip to Japan with the ambitious goal of seeing every ballpark in the country. This is my story. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes too serious and contemplative, but it’s always got that wonderful central theme of baseball to tie it together. It’s also my first attempt at a travelogue, something that I intend to continue to do on future trips around the world.
Part I – Preface
Part II – Journey to the East
Part III – Play Ball!
Part IV – In Which Our Heroes Depart Tokyo for Kyoto
Part V – Temples, Taxis, and the (Hiroshima) Toyo Carp
Part VI – Baseball Off-Day
Part VII – i believe lions
Part VIII – Tokyo Drift
Part IX – It’s a Small World
Part X – Boredom on the Orient Express
Part XI – “That’s my wife. You no touch.”
Part XII – The Curse of the Colonel
Part XIII – Beware the Ninth Ward
Part XIV – The One Where We Miss Darvish
Part XV – Someone’s Got To Be The Worst
Part XVI – Unstoppable Force, Meet Immovable Object
Part XVII – In Which Our Hero Casually Greets Professional Players
Part XVIII – Homeward Bound
Part XIX – Epilogue
Bonus: Jersey Special
Best of the Decade
A self-explanatory one here. This is what I felt to be the best examples of X in the years 2000-2009.
Heroes of Final Fantasy
The most popular posts on my site, by far, are in the Villains of Final Fantasy series. Since I like traffic and pleasing the fans, I decided to go ahead and spotlight the heroes working to save their respective worlds.