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Masterpieces

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 2 comments

The word, “masterpiece” is thrown around a lot these days, but what truly comprises these wondrous pieces, besides mastery? Alice Kojiro endeavors to find out.

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Conclusion

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 0 comments

Alice Kojiro has ranted, raved, and even done a bit rambling, but what does it all mean? This article endeavors to put it all together.

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Sound

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 4 comments

With video game soundtracks being sold in vast quantities – the majority of which are for RPGs – a game’s musical score is an important element. Sound effects and voice acting, while lesser elements, are nonetheless important, as well.

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Style

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 0 comments

Video games each have their own style, whether distinct or typical of one of the prevailing schools of thought, and RPGs are no exception.

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Character Development

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 0 comments

Alice Kojiro takes a look at a powerful driving force behind an RPG’s story: the characters themselves.

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Story

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 0 comments

Alice Kojiro finally explores the most popular aspect of an RPG: its story.

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