A Review of Chip Tanaka’s Debut Album: Django

One of my favorite games of all time is Earthbound. An obscure, oddball RPG for the SNES, Earthbound was the pinnacle of strange. It had a B-Movie flair and with filled with crazy pop culture references. However, one thing that really makes Earthbound so memorable is it's music. Composer Hip Tanaka once said that he … Continue reading A Review of Chip Tanaka’s Debut Album: Django

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Review: Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro

Every time I watch a new Miyazaki film, it becomes my favorite. It's so hard to criticize or pick apart any of his films, simply because his work captures you. None of his films are "perfect", but, when your watching them, it's impossible to think of any faults. There's something magical about what he makes, … Continue reading Review: Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro

Why is “The Stanley Parable” So Interesting?

Most games that you play involve some sort of mechanic and a good amount of games also integrate a story. I believe that, on average, most games do not integrate their mechanics into the story. While you could argue that a mechanic like shooting is integrated into the story because you play as a character … Continue reading Why is “The Stanley Parable” So Interesting?

Game Polish and the Little Things

When I play games, I hold gameplay highest. My favorite thing a game developer does is when they make something really clever that makes you wonder why people haven't used that more often. Nintendo does a really good job with some of this stuff. Look at Earthbound, a basic-looking RPG, with a wonderful world and … Continue reading Game Polish and the Little Things