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Final Fantasy V – Hope in a time of environmental crisis

Most people would consider Final Fantasy VII, with its opening party members being an environmental terrorist group and its focus on materia as a metaphor for fossil fuels, as being the most overtly environmental-themed Final Fantasy. However, despite its place … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy X’s Generational Conflict or “I Hate You (Really) Big Daddy”

The JRPG genre has always had strong thematic connections to adolescence and growing up. The standard opening of such games, where a young kid from a nowhere, backwater burg stretches their legs, finds they’ve grown too big for the life … Continue reading

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Life After Exdeath

Console RPGS tend to be a pretty solitary experience. Here is a way to turn a solo grind-fest into a cooperative game or even an avenue for debate and discussion. Both players begin a game of Final Fantasy 5 and … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VI Recast Part 2 – How it was made and how to make your own

Now that I’ve finally worked out the bugs of my hack, I wanted to spend a little time talking about how it was made and what shaped its development. That might seem unnecessary, but dammit I spent money on an … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VI Recast – A Video Games of the Oppressed exclusive romhack

After my first investigation of romhacks, I was interested in diving in and actually trying to make one. Inspired by the recent surge in gender-swap hacks to promote positive female roles in video games, I considered doing something along those … Continue reading

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Uniforms in Video Games

The “silent protagonist” is a video game trope almost as old as video games. Ironically, one of the first silent protagonists would also set the template for most video game personalities to come. Mario, perhaps the most iconic video game … Continue reading

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