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Do the Wrong Thing

I’ve been thinking a bit about morality in video games, partially due to seeing another mention of how the Grand Theft Auto games, and I think some others of the sort as well, let you brutally murder prostitutes and perform … Continue reading

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Give Me Back My Name

A subject I’ve sometimes seen come up on Dragon Quest fan communities is that of the names in DQ2. You give the hero, the Prince of Midenhall, whatever name you want, and that somehow determines the names of your companions, … Continue reading

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The Single Dads’ Club

When I wrote about Princess Peach’s father, I noted that it’s pretty common in fiction for kings to have young, strong-willed daughters who are only children, and for the mother to be nowhere in sight. Rebecca pointed out that a … Continue reading

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Lorasian Royalty

I follow a few Tumblr pages devoted to the Dragon Quest series, and it’s strange to realize that I was literally playing games from this series before some of the maintainers were born. There was a deal to get the … Continue reading

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Babes in Torland

The back story for the second Dragon Quest is that, after the events of the first game, the hero and the Princess left Alefgard [1] and founded their own kingdom. In the original Japanese, the new country was called Lorasia, … Continue reading

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Mario in Love

I recently came across an issue of Nintendo Power (kind of hard to believe they still publish that after all these years) in the break room at work, and it had an article about famous video game couples. Of course, … Continue reading

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Dragon Comedy

As a fan of the Dragon Quest series, I found this post to be particularly interesting. Basically, it’s about how the translators of the early DQ games tended to make them somewhat more serious in English. Honestly, though, I always … Continue reading

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