Tag Archives: Nintendo DS

Open Casting Call for The Animal Crossing New Leaf Players

Taking a class on puppetry this past spring, I couldn’t help but think of some video games as a kind of digital puppetry. After all, just as the puppeteer controls the movements of their puppet to imbue an inanimate object … Continue reading

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Super Princess Peach

I’ve been wondering about how Princess Peach is regarded in different countries, and how much of that possible difference is due to Super Mario Bros 2. Growing up, I didn’t know a single kid who ever played that game as … Continue reading

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Etrian Odyssey and Imperialism

Etrian Odyssey is a fantastic example of how to create a potentially immersive game within a well-worn genre. It uses the tropes and trappings of old school dungeon-crawlers to effectively draw the player in to its world but also leaves … Continue reading

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