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We Are One: JRPGs, the Group Journey, and the Mechanics of Cooperation

One of the core mechanics of JRPGs is party management, which has interesting implications for how the game conveys the journey of a cohesive group over that of an individual. In the JRPG, the player doesn’t control a single character. They’re in control of the whole party all at once.

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TWiG 2008-11-24: How About Some Retro With Your Turkey?

New releases for the week of 2008-11-24...

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Mystified by the Cult of Chrono Trigger

Excited as anybody by the upcoming DS re-release of Chrono Trigger, I'm curious as to what makes it such a well-regarded and influential game.

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