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Gaming Writing

“Yakuza: Like a Dragon” – The RPG Review

A well-loved series makes an extreme genre shift. Did a Yakuza RPG stick the landing?

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Gaming Writing

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and waifus as marketing

One of the first posts that I published when I launched this blog was my impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles X, a WiiU title from Monolith Soft. Despite really liking it at the time, I grew more frustrated with it the more I tried to play: the game’s internal systems just didn’t work for me, and […]

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Gaming Writing

Finding inspiration in games: Adieu, Persona 5

Warning: there’s some heavy spoilers of the mid-to-end game of Persona 5 here. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read. I finished Persona 5 a couple days ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The games in the Persona series have a reputation of leaving something mental with you when you’re done, and I think […]

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Opinion

The Ongoing History of RPGs #1: Dragon Quest

This is the first episode of The Ongoing History of RPGs, and I figured I’d start it off with a series I really enjoy, but ironically haven’t played too much of. Dragon Quest, despite not being as big as Final Fantasy in the West, is one of the most important titles in the RPG genre; it gave players […]

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Opinion

The Ongoing History of RPGs: a new series!

So the last little bit has been relatively quiet from me after I felt I needed to take a bit of a break. Coming back wasn’t exactly difficult: not picking up any new projects before I’d actually made some changes was.