Game Dev Story review: Makin’ games

game dev story review logoIn this Game Dev Story review, I get to gush about one of my favorite mobile games I’ve ever played. My dream has always been to be a game developer. I’m never going to be a game developer, but with Game Dev Story, I can pretend I’m a gaming company on the road to glory. Game Dev Story is a mobile game for both iOS and Android devices. It’s from Kairosoft, a small game studio in Japan that started making games for PCs in the 90s.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake: My Thoughts

final fantasy vii remake cloudTime for some Final Fantasy VII Remake discussion and my opinion on how things are shaping up. There has been news about how the game will be different from the original. This is not the same old Final Fantasy VII that we know and that could be a good thing for everyone. See why I think this new direction is the way to go for Square Enix moving forward.

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The Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 controversy

dead or alive xtreme 3 controversyThere’s a Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 controversy happening these days. The game developer Team Ninja from the company Tecmo has said it has no plans to bring Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 to North America because the industry is going through a change in how it includes female characters in games.

Some Japanese game developers have always used sex and girls to promote their games, but now they are finding that the environment in North America has changed and won’t be too accepting of what is considered okay in Japan.

I don’t think there really is a big need for this Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 controversy. There is nothing outstanding about the series. It’s basically the girls from the fighting series in swimsuits doing random activities plus beach volleyball.

I’ve only played the first game on the original XBox, so I can’t comment on the second or third one. However, I have noticed the change in direction and focus for the game developer Team Ninja since I came to Japan. WARNING: Suggestive content! Not safe for work.

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My Sega Dreamcast Retrospective

sega dreamcast retrospectiveThis is my Dreamcast Retrospective where I remember the system itself and the games released for it. I first heard about the Dreamcast when it was first announced for Japan by reading gaming news sites in 1998. At the time, Sega’s official site was bare, with only an online forum where people could post and meet other Sega fans. I signed up in 1998 and read threads of people saying how fantastic the Dreamcast would be and everyone couldn’t wait for the US release.

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