When the idea that became Dead Genre Chronicles formed, it was going to be an effort by myself to curate a better grade of writing about JRPGs. I was tired of seeing the sort of low-quality critique that made it onto general curation sites for games writing and news sites’ editorials. My reach was small, […]Read more "Announcing the Dead Genre Zine"
Earthbound is the topic of our latest episode of Dead Genre Chronicles, and we had a longtime fan of the game, one Robert “Bloody Honey” Moore, on to discuss it! The episode is live on Libsyn and YouTube; the latter is below the cut.Read more "DGC #19 – You Confront the Abstract Art"
Blood and Bone After finishing Final Fantasy XV the first time, I wrote that I thought there was ‘a story written in the bones of this landscape‘. The thought wasn’t entirely figurative; the most obvious icon of the land of Eos is the great stone arches vaulting across the hills of Duscae like the exposed […]Read more "Written in the Land"
I Am Setsuna is a game that betrayed nearly all of its marketing points: it’s not retro, it’s not anything like Chrono Trigger, it doesn’t really function as a proper homage to jrpgs in any way, shape, or form (and homage is SE’s marketing keyword). Marketing shaped the frame that Setsuna was supposed to rest […]Read more "Goodbye, Setsuna"