The Legend of the Galactic Heroes rolls on, this time with the conclusion to the Battle of Astarte. Less context, more tactics, and more establishing our protagonists.
My episode-by-episode blog about Legend of the Galactic Heroes starts with ‘In the Eternal Night,’ which serves as a perfect intro to the series.
RPGs are my favorite genre, and I wanted to write about them from a more zoomed-out perspective than just dealing with their stories. Also, I wanted an excuse to post the “Rich Rump” picture.
I’ve become more cognizant of what people call “gameplay loops” lately. They’re pretty simple: you figure out what the main cycle of play in a video game is, and that’s the loop. In sports games, it’s “play, score, win/lose, repeat.” In RPGs, it can be “fight things to get stronger, and once stronger, move to new areas in order to repeat.”
In the latter case, things like progressing story are incidental to the loop. They’re there, but when you zoom out and simplify a video game, it can be eliminated unless the story is absolutely essential to how the player plays the game at all times. Continue readingA look at Monster Hunter: World’s progression and gameplay loop
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the RPG that the Switch needs, but it made me question sex’s role in marketing, attachment, and design.
I always think every year is ‘weird’ once it’s over. 2017 wasn’t any different. I outline how my thinking changed over the year and how I want to keep that up.
In which bedbugs and an IKEA dresser have me thinking about how a healthy default state of being helps us push for more.
Endgame Spoilers – For many people, the Persona series of games are an emotional experience. For me, it wasn’t any different.
I’ll be moving cities in the next couple days, and thought I’d take the time to get things in order and reflect.
Support networks are key to overcoming tough challenges — how do you make the choice as to who to surround yourself with, and how do you support others?
The KonMari method deals with eliminating clutter from your life, but one paragraph helped me to learn to leave my backlog guilt behind.