Building the Perfect Turn-Based Battle System

When you've played video games for nearly 25 years, you've just about seen it all. In my case, RPGs are a relatively new installment into my video game repertoire. Sure, there were some RPGs that snuck into my SNES, N64, or PS2 throughout my life, but for the most part I was all about the fighting games, …

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Are We About To See Smaller Open Worlds?

For me, the obsession with procedural generation started back in 2011 with the release of Skyrim. One of the most touted features of the game was how it had virtually ‘unlimited quests,’ due to it's new Radiant Story artificial intelligence system. It was the first of it’s kind! And maybe that’s why it sounded so terrific to …

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Cliff Diving into Fire Emblem and Hitting my Head on a Rock and Dying

You know the feeling when you have a gaming itch that you can't scratch? I've been scratching my head, back, and ass, damn near constantly, but haven't been able to reach it. With the recent release of Fire Emblem Fates, my interest has been more than piqued, though I regret to inform that I've never given …

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