Tag: Japan

Blue Reflection Review

The Smile Is Mightier Than The Sword

HIGH The bosses, who appear to have been pulled out of a From Software game.

LOW Trying to puzzle out how the ‘ugly bear doll’ sidequest worked.

WTF Yay! My pocket monster grew up to be prime minister of the monster cave!


Interview With Kazuki Morishita, Pres. & CEO of GungHo Online

This article is the second installment of Darren-Kun’s Magical GungHo Adventure! If you haven’t read the introductory piece, you can find it here.

In this column, Darren sat down with Kazuki Morishita, President and CEO of GungHo Online Entertainment. Known for taking a very active, hands-on role in game development, Morishita-san was kind enough to set aside several hours for interviews ¬†with us to get his thoughts on a wide range of topics ranging from GungHo’s particular approach towards creating entertaining videogames, the differences between developing for mobile and console gaming, and the challenges involved with targeting global worldwide releases for their IPs.


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.