All the problematic 90s anime without any of the interesting writing; our episode on Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete is now available on LibSyn and YouTube! The latter is below the cut!Read more "DGC #28 – There’s No Way My Little Sister Can Be A Goddess"
By far the most common kind of complaint about JRPGs is that they are ‘unrealistic’, either in their combat systems or character designs. This holds true despite the fact that all JRPGs are fantasy stories of one kind or another (I know of no exceptions). In fact, given that nearly every western game is also […]Read more "Why do you care if it’s realistic?"
Participate in enthusiast discussions long enough and you’ll encounter the idea of Japanese role playing games (JRPGs) not really being games. Because JRPGs are understood as being full of cutscenes (cutscenes being non-interactive and thus antithetical to a true game), and because what little gameplay they do have is a repetitive set of instructions the […]Read more "Defining the JRPG: A History"