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Wiz 'n' Liz was developed by Raising Hell/Bizarre Creations and released for Sega Genesis in 1993. This post analyzes how the little-known game creates a whimsical world of wizards, witches and wabbits through its rules, visuals, text, sound and controls.
This updated post from 2013 offers an in-depth look at Japanese developers' approach to worldbuilding and characters. It also explains key terms like "sekaikan," which is used frequently in discussion of games and other media in Japan.
What is "monster love" and why do we need more of it? This post explores how games treat monsters and the unknown.
In advance of the new Mac version of RPG Maker coming out on October 23rd (RPG Maker MV), I wrote this recap of some of the weirdest and wildest RPG Maker games that I discovered during research for making my own.
As someone constantly on the look-out for otherworldly and heart-warming journeys through alien worlds, I just have to inform you about the following five fantastic, flawed, and forgotten RPGs.
The Fire Emblem series' unique approach to character development and relationships, combining story and strategy.
Zack Wood's Comments
[News - 09/06/2017 - 03:42]
I 'm glad to see ...
I 'm glad to see that Japanese games are making a comeback, although I agree it 's a bit of an exaggeration that they especially Nintendo specifically were ever failing that bad. Pretty much every Mario game on every system was awesome, for example, especially the Wii U one. r ...
[Blog - 05/30/2017 - 09:19]
Interesting write-up. I 'm really ...
Interesting write-up. I 'm really interested in the idea of leaving the history of the conversation on the screen. I think that could go somewhere r n r nYou mentioned the characters bouncing - I feel like a whole other post could be written on if/how much/in what way characters ...
[Blog - 05/16/2017 - 09:52]
[Blog - 04/26/2017 - 09:28]
Wow, I hadn 't heard ...
Wow, I hadn 't heard of Zeno Clash, but the monsters look great although I usually prefer non-humanoid monsters . I 'll have to check it out more : r n r nMax and Okilele remind me of There 's a Nightmare in My Closet, which I actually found quite ...
[Blog - 01/26/2015 - 03:41]
[Blog - 12/29/2014 - 02:17]
That 's true. A more ...
That 's true. A more central version would be a lot of fun. r n r nSpeaking of which, I haven 't played any Persona games