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Space Funeral

RPG Maker 2003. Load of rubbish, right?* It makes me think of endless JRPG clones: unsubtle homages to games that were already dull. Identikit fantasies where the farmboy protagonist leaves home on an epic quest to save the land, pick up purple-haired chicks with thyroidal eyes, and loot everything he can get his pixellated hands on. Space Funeral is no different to these games in some respects. You play as Philip, a man who leaves home on a linear mission to right the wrongs of his world. You fight monsters in turn based battles, gain experience, and collect loot. Sounds…

benVidya – The Way It’s Meant To Be Played

There can be an interesting disparity between the way a game is designed to be played and the way it is eventually interpreted by its players. There are a number of reasons for this – bad design, bugs, small misses in QA. This creates situations which are worth looking at. The inspiration for this article came from Final Fantasy VIII. Let’s get one thing clear, until recently I really did not like this game. I found the gameplay to be boring, repetitive and easy. Monsters levelling with you was on my “crimes against gaming” list. All this, while one of…