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Ollie Barder's Blog


Game designer, Forbes Games writer, Mecha Damashii founder, toy reviewer and self-sufficient introvert. "Japanese Mecha Expert". Living in Tokyo.


Ollie Barder's Comments

Comment In: [News - 02/01/2011 - 08:15]

Honestly, Demon's Souls wasn't THAT ...

Honestly, Demon's Souls wasn't THAT hard - most of the King's Field games were far far more brutal by contrast.

Comment In: [News - 09/16/2010 - 11:36]

Virtual On Force is pretty ...

Virtual On Force is pretty much being sold as an arcade perfect port, much in the same way Oratan was for XBLA, so it's meant to look dated - though from what I saw at the show they've done some more work on the VR models/textures as well as injected ...

Comment In: [News - 07/28/2010 - 07:35]

Tahdg, it's nice to finally ...

Tahdg, it's nice to finally hear you preach the incompatibility of film inspired narratives in games

Comment In: [News - 05/04/2010 - 04:09]

I think Yee is taking ...

I think Yee is taking a prudent and responsible approach there are many games that kids should absolutely not play. I'm saying this both as a gamer and a designer.

Comment In: [News - 11/17/2009 - 05:44]

Not sure about the Steel ...

Not sure about the Steel Battalion reference, as that was much slower with a far greater emphasis on simulation. Gungriffon was very much a straightforward and visceral arcade game, even on the Saturn. Gungriffon is still a much maligned series of games nonetheless.

Comment In: [News - 09/04/2009 - 09:11]

This is an ongoing issue ...

This is an ongoing issue with the Battletech/Mechwarrior series, as many of the original designs were lifted from Macross and Dougram. FASA got sued in the 80's over this as well Release outside of Japan . That said, FASA did pay up though and offered an olive branch of ...