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Saving the World While We’re Young

I’ve seen the topic come up of how everyone tends to be young in Japanese role-playing video games, to the extent that people in their thirties are considered old. I noticed this in Final Fantasy VII, where everyone seems to … Continue reading

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Monster Jam

When I discuss mythological beings, I usually like to mention when they appear in video games, with the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy series being two of the main candidates. Then again, some of the video game monsters are true … Continue reading

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Final Fakery

The TV Tropes page on Urban Legends of Zelda (good name, by the way) had a link to this post from the alt.games.final-fantasy newsgroup, which brought back some memories. I read that group pretty regularly back when I started college, … Continue reading

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Nooked on a Feeling

One significant video game salesman I didn’t mention in last week’s post is Tom Nook from the Animal Crossing games, a raccoon with a head for business. Well, actually he’s a tanuki, which is sort of a raccoon-like dog, but … Continue reading

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There Goes Salesman, and He’s Sailing High Again

As the holiday season is upon us (retailers can’t even wait for Thanksgiving to end anymore), I thought it might be appropriate to provide a tribute of sorts to the salesmen of the video game world. These merchants often have … 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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