What Defines an Old School JRPG?

What Defines an "Old School" JRPG?

By Nick Dinicola

There’s a common assumption that a story starring kids is also for kids, and that a kid’s story is inherently less complex, less nuanced, and simply lesser in quality. 28 Jul 2016 // 3:00 AM

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