Eastern vs. Western RPGs

Eastern vs. Western RPGs:
Cultural Differences that Shape Games

Traveling the vast land with a sword in hand, the warrior walks with a purpose in their soul. The task handed to them is truly one of great importance, and the challenge they face is likely to be a test of their brains, brawn, and battle skills.

Sounds familiar? It should be as it is the core idea of any roleplaying game (RPG for short). These games ask the player to take on the role of an exploring character and grow them into a person capable of accomplishing the mission that is set out before them.

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Open World vs. Sandbox Games

What is an Open Sandbox game?

by Paul Gestl

In recent years, there have been many different genres of games that sprung up on the Steam Store. A lot of games manage to combine genres with ease, but certain genres just don’t mix. These ones end up becoming toxic for the games that incorporate them.

Two very similar genres that don’t go together but seem nearly identical are the Open-World and Sandbox games. During my research on the Fallout 4 Review, I noticed that the settlement crafting system appeared to be making part of the game into an actual sandbox.

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Mainland Review

Mainland
A Simple Text Adventure Game

Developers: Vasily Voronkov, Ryan Joseph, Peter Kosyh
Published by Instead Community

Released on May 8, 2015

Introduction

Mainland is an interactive text storybook adventure set in the 19th century. After a closer look, I’m more convinced that it is not actually a game but rather a fictional novel where you type commands into the text box to generate a specific action.

Genre: Free-to-play Indie Game

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