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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Website was down on Monday

EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

To my fellow readers, I have some bad news to share. Last Monday, PC Games for Steam suddenly stopped working. The main URL directed to someone else’s blog and the site was no longer secure. It gave me quite a shock. 

I tested the links on my pages and the images couldn’t be viewed. It’s been frustrating trying to fix the database files.  Unfortunately, I lost two of my latest posts and was told by my host provider they won’t be able to recover 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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LYNE on Steam

LYNE Puzzle Game Review

Developer: Thomas Bowker
Publisher: See Above
Released on Mar 17, 2014

LYNE is a click-&-drag puzzle game known for its minimalist style of gameplay. Instead of connecting the dots, you need to link together a series of green triangles, red squares, and blue diamonds from one end to the other as shown. It belongs to the casual indie game genre.

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Geometry Dash Review

Geometry Dash (for PC) on Steam

Developer: RobTop Games
Publisher: See Above
Released on Dec 22, 2014

Geometry Dash is an interesting gem among platforming games on Steam by integrating both classic side-scrolling action and instant-death survival mode to some catchy techno music. Are you up for the challenge of getting all 120 achievements? It is listed as an indie action game and I can totally see why.

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