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Fire Emblem: Two Modes, Twice the Fun

RPG battles and matchmaking sim? The recent Fire Emblem games for the Nintendo 3DS are some of the system’s greatest achievements. From their colorful animations to their rich gameplay, they push the system to its limits. Though there …

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To Skip or Not to Skip? What Animated Cutscenes Add to a Game

Video game cutscenes are contentious. Many fans criticize that cutscenes disrupt the interactivity that sets games apart from other forms of entertainment. Nevertheless, they remain a staple of many genres. JRPGs are especially impressive because many have animated, …

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