Goals are a great thing to have in life. Many people strive for fame, fortune, family, and a purpose in life. Well, at the age of 5, my goal was this: beat a game called River City Ransom every single day all summer long. Yeah, I was that dork.
The resulting article is lengthy, but its purpose is to offer an alternative perspective on the nature of role-playing game development, marketing and promotion, and design when approaching and appreciating new titles, such as the soon-to-be released Octopath Traveler.
We're quickly approaching weekend territory once again, folks, and with it comes some more gaming plans! I'm going on vacation starting next weekend, so I have a whole list of honey do's to complete beforehand.
Welcome back to my RPG Music Series, where I throw out some of my personal favorite tracks of mine from across various platforms. This one in particular is going to be a doozy, so prepare yourself accordingly!
Welcome to another Weekend Gaming Playlist, where the games are hot, except when their graphical fidelity drops when they are in handheld mode. Then they're even hotter. Luckily, the games I'm hoping to catch up on this weekend are varied in nature, but have clear-cut objectives to strive towards.
Thinking about the release of Mario Tennis Aces over the past few days has had me revisiting my sports/RPG nostalgic reserves and, specifically, focusing in on the first sports RPG I can remember playing: Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing.
Although not the first or even necessarily best JRPG series, what Final Fantasy started back in 1987 most definitely played a large role in bringing the genre into the mainstream light, especially in the West.