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Thursday, July 29 2010

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.


Sunday, March 23 2008

Patapon

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


Friday, November 30 2007

Latest BioWare game carefully crafts a universe for role playing


Tuesday, October 23 2007

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.


Sunday, October 7 2007

Bioshock

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.


Tuesday, October 2 2007

.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.


Wednesday, September 19 2007

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.


Monday, July 2 2007

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.


Sunday, April 22 2007

Spectrobes

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


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