August 2012

27
Aug
2012

"King's Field" Field Journal

Posted by Cha

It is with some trepidation that I set sail for King's Field, or King's Field II as the Japanese know it. Its legacy can be felt in the more civilised kingdoms of Dark Souls and Demon's Souls, but of King's Field itself I know very little. I intend to further study these primordial lands.

It has been smooth sailing since departing the trading port of eBay with my slightly weather-beaten (but still functional) disc. I wonder if this disc has facilitated a very long chain of voyagers before me? There's a poorly translated, buzzword-heavy blurb which could describe just about any dungeon-crawling roleplaying realm in existence. The travel brochure is missing, forcing me to rely on my own wits.

11
Aug
2012

Still a Gamer

Posted by Cha

I've refined my thoughts since the last time I committed to identifying as a gamer. The more time I spend on online gaming sites the more I encounter problems with what is seen as the gaming community. There really is an insularity that keeps creativity stifled, and allows misogyny and other exclusionary attitudes to thrive. It's not always like that, but it's a problematic and highly visible. It alters broader public perception, and the perception of developers on who they are creating games for. Both of these factors diminish games as a medium that can be enjoyed by many different types of people (tangent: and cats).