Good morning! Let’s get right to business, shall we? Here’s what you might have missed on Games Are Evil last week. Reading all of these articles seems like an eminently productive use of your time on what is certainly a grey and miserable Monday morning where I am.
BOARD STIFF: Tiffany goes all Mayan on us with the barely-pronounceable Tzolk’in, a game with gears and gods.
SWORDS & ZIPPERS: Pete discusses a key difference between how Eastern and Western RPGs handle the matter of their “rulesets”, with particular regard to Ar Tonelico II.
INSERT COIN: Lucas delves into a former mainstay of the games industry and comes back with two groundbreaking titles that defied genre conventions.
THE VAULT: Mike addresses Hudson Soft’s Bomberman, a game which everyone has probably played at some point, but which has fallen out of the public eye in recent years.
GAMERS ON THE GO: Chase explores Camelot’s spectacular handheld JRPG series Golden Sun.
READ.ME: Pete looks at Atlus’ Trauma Center series, and how it supplements its visual novel-style storytelling with emotionally engaging gameplay.
Song of the Day
Our daily game music feature aims to highlight the best in video game soundtracks from today and yesteryear. Here’s what you missed between Monday and Sunday last week:
- The Conquerors Bass Bag (Age of Empires 2)
- To One Who’ll Stand and Fight (A Valley Without Wind 2)
- Dream Pattern ~Light~ (from Ar Tonelico 2)
- Human Combat (Sword of the Stars)
- Burning Halloween Town (from Deathsmiles)
We hope you’ve been enjoying the new-style Games Are Evil. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.