Tagged: psp

Half-Minute Hero 3

Half-Minute Hero

It’s a strange game that relies heavily on feelings of nostalgia while providing gameplay that is as far removed from the source of that nostalgia as possible. Half-Minute Hero, developed by Marvelous Entertainment and published by Atlus’ long-lost publisher twin XSEED, is that strange game. It is very blatantly riffing on the era of 8-bit console RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior/Quest. Marvelous uses these games (and the many others like them) as a deep well of material for its visual style, scenario design, and abundance of meta-humor. To divorce Half-Minute Hero of these influences is to take away...

Writing in the Game Industry 0

Writing in the Game Industry

I played the first Syphon Filter when it was originally released for the Playstation and, while I’m sure it was just as bad as the example I’m about to mention, I was too young to really pay it much heed. I’m on a dial-up modem at the moment and don’t feel like searching through sites for the following text, so I’m just going to go ahead and type it out. Assume any grammatical errors are mine but, for the rest of it, assume any creative and style errors, along with poor marks for this dialogue’s mere existence, are on the...