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A Mother’s Inferno

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Gaming on the House | 0 comments

Halloween is here, and there are lots of scary games to play, but what sets A Mother’s Inferno apart is its poetic background!

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Top 10 Games Developed by Marvelous Entertainment

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Lists | 0 comments

This week in his list series on game companies, DDJ looks at the true developer behind one of his favorite video game series, Marvelous.

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Classes & Skills

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 0 comments

Alice Kojiro takes a look at the character diversification from a gameplay standpoint. Different skills – spells or otherwise – and warrior classes are what make characters unique in battle, but do they all work well?

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Top 10 Games Developed By Natsume

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Lists | 1 comment

In this week’s list about game companies, DDJ looks at the publishers of one of his favorite game franchises, Natsume.

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Pacing

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 66 comments

Alice Kojiro analyzes an often overlooked element of an RPG: the pacing. What does this mean to the end-of-game grind? Read on to find out.

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