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Jeffrey Ollendorf's Blog

 
Up-and-coming video game writer with a passion for games that have deep and intricate storylines without sacrificing excellent gameplay.
 

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Posted by Jeffrey Ollendorf on Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:09:00 EDT in Design
Never underestimate the power of casual conversation to enhance character development and story. This is something that Namco Tales has been using for years.



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Comment In: [News - 06/20/2011 - 09:35]

The 3DS would have had ...

The 3DS would have had a more successful launch if not for its lackluster set of titles available at the time.

Comment In: [News - 02/22/2011 - 11:14]

The novelty alone will allow ...

The novelty alone will allow it to sell well at launch. Then when Nintendo release its heavy hitters, the people holding out will buy.

Comment In: [News - 02/11/2011 - 10:46]

Ah yes, Cave Story. Probably ...

Ah yes, Cave Story. Probably the best of all indie freeware games out there. Glad to see that the five years of blood, sweat, tears and love Pixel shed making every aspect of the game is rewarding him. I just hope this new version keeps the retro spirit of the ...

Comment In: [News - 01/18/2011 - 03:25]

By comparison, Wii software has ...

By comparison, Wii software has roughly tracked with its hardware sales, and that suggests that new system owners are the primary engine of Wii software sales. And therein lies the problem here. Now it seems like whoever wants the Wii already has one. The Xbox 360, since it tends to ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/02/2010 - 10:52]

The problem is that many ...

The problem is that many RPG developers are still having a hard time striking the right balance between exploration and story. One of the games that I think did it pretty well was Dragon Quest VIII. It had an ENORMOUS overworld, full of out-of-the-way chests, sweeping vistas, and a bevy ...

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The First Amendment only prevents ...

The First Amendment only prevents the U.S. Government or even state or local government from enacting LAWS that reduce free speech. It does not apply to the administrators and moderators of web sites in regards to setting up and enforcing their established codes of conduct. As far as I can ...