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Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, and the Trouble of Gaming Dialect

Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, and the Trouble of Gaming Dialect

Tweet A few months back, I was struck by a quote from Bioware’s Writing Director Daniel Erickson. Erickson, when asked about the mingling between story and gameplay in the upcoming KotOR MMO, made the claim that RPGs from Japan were not actually RPGs.

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RPG’s for Dummies!

RPG’s for Dummies!

Tweet Most of us the last 10-15 years have run in to a little video game series called Final Fantasy. This series was the quintessential JRPG. When you buy a JRPG you expect a few things. Namely you expect towns, random battles, leveling etc. These are the building blocks of the JRPG.