Tag: Hideyuki Shin

Interview With GungHo Online On Let It Die

This article is the third installment of Darren-Kun’s Magical GungHo Adventure! If you haven’t read the introductory piece, you can find it here and the second, an interview with GungHo president and CEO Kazuki Morishita is here.

In this piece, Darren was joined by director Hideyuki Shin and producer Shuji Ishikawa, talking about their work on Grasshopper Manufacture’s free-to-play PS4 exclusive Let It Die. Anyone following the game’s updates will undoubtedly recognize Shin from his developer streams, and I’ve a strong suspicion that Ishikawa-san is the man behind the mask during these same broadcasts.


Darren-Kun’s Magical GungHo Adventure!

 

Sometimes, good things just sort of land in your lap.

You might be walking down the street and see a dollar just laying in your path. Maybe a barista asks if you’d like a drink for free that she made and nobody wanted. Other times, it might be something more substantial, like visiting a foreign land to attend a game convention and getting to interview some of the most important and well-recognized names in the Japanese games industry.

In my case, that last one is exactly what happened to me.


Let It Die: New Content On The Way

Let It Die, the best console-based free-to-play game in recent memory (and perhaps ever) has met great success since its launch last December, and shows no signs of stopping. The team behind the game recently announced a slew of new features and content to be rolled out in the coming months. Some of these things were…


Interview With Hideyuki Shin On… Let It Die

In February 2017, it was announced that Playstation 4 free-to-play exclusive Let It Die had passed more than two million downloads in North America, Europe and Japan combined. In order to mark the occasion, I had the chance to ask the game’s director, Hideyuki Shin a few questions. Here are his answers, translated from Japanese.


Let It Die Second Opinion

Free-To-Slay HIGH The gameplay loop is incredibly addicting. LOW Getting one-shotted by Haters twice my level. WTF The prices of some items in the PSN store…    There’s a lot to be said for simplicity of design and a focus on core ideas. I played an absurd number of games […]

Let it Die Review

Let it Thrive

HIGH Evolving from a ridiculously weak fighter into a nightmarish harbinger of death.

LOW Grinding for drops to improve equipment can be pretty nasty at times.

WTF Let it Die — a free-to-play title — launched without monetization.


Let It Die Preview

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In 2026, a massive cataclysm will rock the world. Earthquakes will ruin nations, chunks of Japan will fall into the ocean, and a massive city-spire known as the Tower of Barbs will rise from the sea and beckon adventurers to explore its heights.  Oh, and a skateboarding grim reaper wearing 3D glasses will also be there to dole out advice to those who dare the climb.


Let It Die, Dev Diary #1

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Let It Die, the new roguelike hack-and-slash third-person PVP free-to-play title coming from Grasshopper Manufacture (can we squeeze one more descriptor in there?!?) was one of my favorite titles from this year’s PAX West, and it’s coming exclusively to PS4 this year.