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On Nioh: Nobody Ever Make RPGs About Feudal Japan

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I didn’t get a PlayStation 4 until after the original alpha demo for Team Ninja’s Nioh had expired, and also couldn’t get in on the beta demo in time, so this “Last Chance Trial” was the first time I got to check the game out. Aside from the quality of the game itself, I just need to say I’m glad somebody based a deep role playing game on feudal Japan. Continue reading

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QTE’s And Input-Output Balance

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It’s pretty easy to just say “I’m against Quick-Time Events.” I think it’s also not that much harder to say “I think QTEs are a sorry replacement for ‘real’ gameplay.” What I’m doing here is going into a somewhat detailed description of why, and how it also applies to modern interpretations of things like context-sensitive buttons and long automatic animations, as well as the quest to make games look “cinematic,” which I think is often at odds with the feel of gameplay. Continue reading

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