Articles tagged rpg

Call for Papers: Role-Playing the Queer - LGBTQ+ Characters in RPGs

Is role playing a queer character akin to black-face performance? Or is it something different?

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‘Kyn’ Is a Straightforward Enough RPG in the Best Way Possible

Kyn is generic, but somehow it is generic in the most intriguing way that a fantasy game could be.

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Double-Edged Sword: Making Mistakes in ‘Diablo II’

Like life, Blizzard's classic RPG is often a harsh teacher, giving the test first and the lesson afterwards. But its cruelty is also among its greatest strengths.

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CRISIS CORE: FINAL FANTASY VII 3 ½ stars PUBLISHER: Square Enix SYSTEM: Sony PlayStation Portable PRICE: $39.99 AGE RATING: Teen The spinoff “Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII” concerns

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23 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM


They hooked up a rhythm game to a real-time RPG in 2D. Does it work?

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MASS EFFECT 3 ½ stars PUBLISHER: Microsoft SYSTEM: Xbox 360 PRICE: $59.99 ($69.99 for Limited Collector’s Edition) AGE RATING: Mature Expectations for the science-fiction role-playing game “Mass Effect” have

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23 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Monster Hunter Freedom 2

It's rare to see a developer achieve so much success in the presentation, planning and the preparation aspect of a game, yet completely stumble on the gameplay side of things.

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7 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM


The implications of spliced human beings going insane with addictions for genetic material are enough to sit with you long after you're done playing.

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2 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

.hack//G.U. Volume 2: Reminisce

The gameplay of .hack suffers from a major flaw in design: it emulates a different genre but takes away the only things that make that genre fun to being with.

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Super Columbine Massacre RPG!: Can a Historic Event Be Examined Seriously By a Video Game?

Unlike more passive forms of art that largely require the participation of viewers as interpreters and observers of their subject matter, video games raise thorny questions about "viewing" content, since the action of a player is more directly participatory for the audience.

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1 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Odin Sphere

Atlus' latest is a bizarre fusion of side-scrolling brawling with RPG item-collection and alchemy. It sounds excruciatingly tedious, but Odin Sphere is addictive and fun.

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22 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM


If Nintendo were given a dollar for every Pokémon clone out there, they'd be a whole lot richer.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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