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What Sets Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Apart? — An Interview with the Director

In our interview, we discuss what sets Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen apart from other JRPGs, the battle mechanics of the game, and why you should buy it. Continue reading What Sets Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen Apart? — An Interview with the Director

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Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations (GaijinPot)

Japan is a country with a high demand for visual novel games that’s unparalleled anywhere else in the world. As a result, they make up a huge part of the video game market in Japan. Often some of the most popular anime and manga, like Steins; Gate or Fate/stay night, are adapted from visual novels and vice versa. But the question is: what are they? Simply put, visual novels are exactly as their title implies: novels presented visually. Instead of the hundreds of pages of text in traditional hardcover and paperback novels, visual novels are presented in digital format and playable on video game … Continue reading Japanese Visual Novels: What They Are, Plus 5 Reading Recommendations (GaijinPot)