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Q&A With Grand Kingdom’s Tomohiko Deguchi

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While Western gamers were able to enjoy the aesthetic grandeur and engrossing gameplay of Muramasa: The Demon Blade, they weren’t able to appreciate Tomohiko Deguchi’s directorial effort. Regrettably, both the Stateside and European releases of ...

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Q&A With Neptunia’s Naoko Mizuno

Megadimension Neptunia VII Interview (1)

Sporadically, role-playing games make fleeting, fourth-wall breaking references to the game industry. But 2010’s Hyperdimension Neptunia was the first franchise to construct an elaborate allegory for our precious pastime, imagining a realm where four goddess ...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Q&A

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Q&A (1)

For some, the Japanese role-playing game has lost some of its luster, with critics claiming that contemporary titles use formulaic plotlines to goad gamers into action. But that claim could hardly be leveled at 2011’s ...

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The Sound of the Monomyth- A rePlay Q&A

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Like any enthusiast-based conventions, this year’s Anime Expo will have several essential events. For gamers and aural aficionados, this year’s rePlay: Symphony of Heroes promises to be one of those occasions, with a seventy piece ...

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