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    Thanks for the birthday wishes.
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    Merry Christmas, Wolf!
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    Mmh I don't think I was active around here when those GBA ports hit the scene. They were what introduced me to IV, V and VI though so hey, guess they did their job ^^

    Well it's a hobby project, not a job or anything, so progress is entirely dependent on motivation which is, uh, fickle, and while I called it a team and it was more of one at the time I joined, we've dropped down to being just two people nowadays. I don't know if it's much about fortitude as much as it's just something I can do and rather enjoy doing. I dunno, I guess I don't feel particularly special about it or anything, and I myself rather envy people who can write stories or make art ^^

    Curious now what kind of designs you come up with =P
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    Well my brother introduced me to Diablo II and Warcraft III when I was very young, and while I played some Diablo II, and I ended up trying WoW for like a week or so (while my brother has absurd hours on it), it's Warcraft III that left the biggest impact on me. Whether it's my 'favorite game' is hard to say but it's doubtlessly the most important game to me. No matter if I take breaks from it, I always return to it sooner or later, that game - or more specifically, its custom game scene - has been basically a constant presence in my entire life. It introduced me to game programming and I don't doubt it's had a huge hand in me eventually turning software engineer. Even nowadays I'm working on creating a map for it, a Final Fantasy inspired open RPG for up to 8 players as a Warcraft III map (although I didn't create it from the ground up, I joined the dev team late and became lead dev a while ago) and I easily find myself playing hours upon hours of another map weekly.

    Never got into Starcraft but heard SC2 is Blizzard's high point in terms of story - and from what I heard of it I definitely believe it. I hope to play through that whole campaign at some point. Not really planning on delving deep into WoW or Diablo anymore though; I feel like Blizzard had their high point and it's already passed. But I doubt I'll ever just lose my fondness for Warcraft III. It's a peerless, timeless game to me. I do hope the Reforged rerelease brings new players into the folds though ^^
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    Heya ^^ not sure if I asked you this before, but what's your history with Blizzard games if I may ask?
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    Good to hear that it’s coming along nicely. And yeah, voice is super hard to nail down.
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    Oh i agree. As someone married to a mom, I would never use that as an insult
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    I still wouldn’t want you to be spoiled for a number of reasons But I might slip in a couple of notes on themes and characters here and there if I’m in the mood. And yeah, feel free to contact me if you want some dialog edits/suggestions.

    And yes, that was pretty nice. Utada looks like such a mom in this video and that’s cool
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    It’s less that I have trouble and more that I still need to polish them up. Some of them are all over the place. Some have also changed drastically and I kinda like the changes for the most part? There’s this manservanf character who was this stone cold stoic in my head but when I started writing him, he started being much more upbeat and friendly towards the main character - which honestly works better with what role I have in mind for him.

    I’m also doing a bit better with long tail foreshadowing than I expected. I almost want to write you another long-ass magnet message about what I have planned for all this since I feel you might find the reveals very interesting but a) all of this might change so I don’t want to mentally set it in stone before I get to it, and b) since you’re one of my beta readers, I want you to be able to read this with an untainted eye

    Yeah, it’s kind of the biggest problem with collaborating. With me and my bro, I’m actually the one getting distracted. I’ve pitched him two ideas for comics, but I’ve procrastinated both while he’s provided me with tons of cool material. I really want to do them, too, it’s just that the novel takes priority for now.

    And hey, if you ever feel like you could use another pair of eyes to punch up your character dialog, you know where to find me
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    Oh, that is a cool concept! I imagine it helps you get into the characters a lot. Meanwhile, I’m having a bit of trouble translating characters from my mind to the page, but I hope I can iron out the details one later exuts
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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

by Wolf Kanno on 01-30-2020 at 09:17 PM
You know the drillÖ

I mentioned this in my Chain of Memories entry for my Top 100 List, but Kingdom Hearts and I have a really awkward history with each other. This is a franchise that has always been more of a guilty pleasure for me than something I actively love. Funny enough, itís not even the basic premise that bothers me. While Final Fantasy meets Disney mash-up sounds contrived, KH has always managed to make it work since this

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra

by Wolf Kanno on 12-30-2019 at 10:56 PM
Top 100 List Blah blah blahÖ. I ended up re-writing this entry because the original was a little more bitter and more like just a genuine rant than a review. With that said, a little backstory is in order.

Continuing my trend of snubbed entries in franchises, we now come back to a series that was very near and dear to me. At this point in time, the story of

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV Part 2 ~ Suikoden Tactics

by Wolf Kanno on 06-17-2019 at 07:25 AM

So in my last blog, I talked about the black sheep numbered entry of the Suikoden franchise, Suikoden IV. Today, we're going to look at Rhapsodia, better known as Suikoden Tactics in the West. Tactics is a gaiden title that serves as both prequel/sequel side story to Suikoden IV. What makes it really standout is that the game is no longer a turn-based RPG about collecting 108 heroes, but instead a Tactical Turn Based RPG a la Final Fantasy Tactics, Fire

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My Top 100"s Lost but Not Forgotten: Suikoden IV ~ Part 1

by Wolf Kanno on 04-29-2019 at 07:53 AM
List, blah blah. Didn't make it, blah blah.

I feel I have a theme going here. Like the BoF1 entry, anyone who took a quick glance of my list will know I'm a pretty big Suikoden fan, you'll also notice I snubbed one of the main entries and most of the spin-off/gaiden games. I'll say right now, that I have to actually play Suikogaiden due to lacking the proper emulator, which is why

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Breath of Fire

by Wolf Kanno on 04-14-2019 at 11:23 PM
Blah blah blah, made a list, blah blah blah, this is for games that didn't make it.


Anyone who simply glances over my list will notice I have a strong affiliation with Capcom's classic and underrated RPG series Breath of Fire. They will also notice I left one entry out of the list, and while my BoFII entry hints as to some of the reasons, I figured I would lay it out here

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