The Faraway Paladin episode 12 (season finale)

Rating: 3.5 The season finale for The Faraway Paladin splits itself into three major components: Will’s Struggle, The Climactic Battle, and What Comes Next. (These are my names for the components, not official ones.) While the finale would be lacking with any one of these components missing, and some elements do carry over from oneContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin episode 12 (season finale)”

The Faraway Paladin eps 10-11

Rating: 3.5 These two episodes are getting reviewed together entirely because of an oversight on my part: I somehow forgot that I had not finished and posted episode 10’s review and did not realize my error until Thursday this past week. With only a couple of days left until the next episode aired, I justContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin eps 10-11”

The Faraway Paladin episode 9

Rating: 3.5 (of 5) Apparently, I have been doing it wrong all these years in fantasy RPGs. The correct way to bring down a wyvern is not to use arrows or a sword or attack spells; it’s to wrestle it to the ground and break its neck bare-handed. Granted, that’s not a feat that aContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin episode 9”

The Faraway Paladin episode 8

Rating: 3.5 As Will has begun his journey, his knowledge of the world has steadily expanded. With the meeting of additional traveling companions, it jumps forward in leaps and bounds. In a meta sense, this is the most important development in this episode, though if you were to ask Will, another discovery is far moreContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin episode 8”

The Faraway Paladin episode 7

Rating: 4 (of 5) Given the way last episode ended, the expectation was that this episode would be more action-intensive. Indeed, we do get that – sort of. While this episode does have a few decent scenes of Will (later with Menel’s support) wiping out lower-level demons, the length and staging of those fights remindsContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin episode 7”

The Faraway Paladin ep 6

NOTE: Apologies for this being late! I’ve had it done since Sunday, but just realized that I failed to post it. 😦 Rating: 4 (of 5) With this episode the series takes on a new angle, expanding the setting as William leaves his undead family behind and explores the greater world. While I always foundContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin ep 6”

The Faraway Paladin ep 4

Rating: 4.5 In most class-based RPGs (whether tabletop or VG), the process of choosing a class is not organic. In the early days, which stats one got the best die rolls in determined class; in more recent years, party needs (if the character is developed as part of a party) and character concepts have tendedContinue reading “The Faraway Paladin ep 4”