Free E–pub [The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers] by John Szczepaniak


  • Paperback
  • 526
  • The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers
  • John Szczepaniak
  • English
  • 13 April 2020
  • 9780992926007

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review The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers 107 I's secret games console the origin of Game Arts and uintet unusual events at Telenet stories on Falcom politics behind Enix's game p. Very specialised and exhausting in it s subject matters and history explored but important for sure It is an absolute tome to get through with no space left without words or sadly black and white images Their has been a lot of controversy over time that has overshadowed Szczepaniak s undertaking which is real shame but at the end of the day the books speak for themselves Exhausting and brilliantly cult Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More in Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs it s subject matters and history explored but La communication induite après la mort : Une thérapie révolutionnaire pour communiquer avec les défunts important for sure It TensorFlow for Deep Learning : From Linear Regression to Reinforcement Learning is an absolute tome to get through with no space left without words or sadly black and white How to Paint Like the Old Masters images Their has been a lot of controversy over time that has overshadowed Szczepaniak s undertaking which Découvertes 1. Série jaune: Cahier d'activités mit MP3-CD und Video-DVD 1. Lernjahr (Découvertes. Série jaune (ab Klasse 6). Ausgabe ab 2012) is real shame but at the end of the day the books speak for themselves Exhausting and brilliantly cult

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review The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers 107 Rogramming contests a tour of the Love de Lic and WARP offices with layout sketches Every interviewee is asked about unreleased title. Most of the stuff discussed here isn t well known outside of Japan so don t expect info on your favorite NESSNES game The interviews are not well run and the editing is not great but you do at least get the feeling that everything discussed has been transcribed and presented here That s the issue with this book you have to weed through a lot of meandering discussions to find something interesting For example the drawings of the office layouts are pointless but hey they re there in case you were curiousI am a big fan of Japanese shooting games think Galaga not Halo so I was hoping for interviews with folks from companies like Cave Compile Raizing 8ing Technosoft but alas there isn t any mention of those companies except as a teaser for what s coming in volume two Bummer

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review The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers 107 This book reveals secrets about the history of Japanese games than ever before with 36 interviewees and exclusive archive photosKonam. The Untold History is a fat 500 page volume that suffers from terrible presentation boasting a sparse low res cover that looks like it was put together in a paint program One shouldn t judge a book by its cover but one will find the book s contents are also rather ramshackle The book consists almost exclusively of interviews presented with minimal context This was not a problem for somebody like me who was already acuainted with most of the people and works referenced within the book but I can see how it would easily become an arcane tome to anybody unfamiliar with the obscure topic In this regard The Untold History fails at its attempt to raise wider awareness of its topic due to its insider natureThe interviews themselves are organized without rhyme or reason An interview with visual novel developer Ryukushi07 is prefaced with a multi page introduction to The Visual Novel Chapter Following the interview with Ryukushi07 is an interview with fellow visual novel developer Kotaro Uchikoshi but the theme is uickly broken by presenting an interview with shooter developer ZUN without any introduction at all In fact the Visual Novel Chapter Introduction is the only such introduction found in the book a book that does not have chapters no less making it feel completely out of place and revealing its nature as a holdover from a time when the book was planned to be structured differentlyIt also becomes apparent that the author doesn t have much rapport with his subjects This is particularly obvious in the interview with Yuzo Koshiro which devotes a great deal of its page count to Koshiro dodging the interviewer s uestions The Roy Ozaki interview is probably the most entertaining due to Ozaki s penchant for telling tall tales and constant teasing of the interviewer but it s hardly revealing in terms of the subject matterThe interviews also don t seem to follow any structure either an interview with Roy Ozaki stretches on for over 30 rambling pages while an interview with Haruhiko Inaba is presented on a single page The pages are liberally peppered with screenshots but they are very small black and white and not captioned making them uite difficult to parse It was almost never immediately clear how the screenshot related to the page it was on as the page may cover two or three different games at once As a result I was only able to identify the screenshots of games I had already played which not only felt redundant but also reinforced the insider nature of the book that I mentioned earlierThere are a surprising number of redacted uotes to be found within many of the interviews However they re not simply redacted but presented in a rather odd fashion I uote some of the noticeable ones 118 words redacted story regarding a character model in Enemy Zero being based on someone in the games industry Katsutoshi Eguchi speaks in hushed voice 42 words redacted off the record side story not directly related to the subject Roy Ozaki One of the reasons because you re wondering Hudson is not Hudson any262 words redacted on reuest when Mr Ozaki noticed that the recording device was capturing the following dialogue he exclaimed Wait this thing is on Mr Ozaki was concerned the material might physically endanger meRoy Ozaki Anyway business is heavy stuff Why would the author include these extensive details about redacted text Why would he write anything other than simply the word redacted Why would he even write redacted when he could have easily done a little bit of editing Personally I believe it s once again the insider nature of the book rearing its head but in a particularly ugly fashion Sczepanaik is exercising to us readers that he is privy to juicy information that very few people in the world know about he is uite possibly the only English speaking person who does know and it s going to stay that wayWorst of all many interviews that were promised to be in this book are absent and in their place a photograph of the interviewee with the headline Appearing in a Later Volume To give an idea of how often this happens fifty subjects that were promised to be featured in the book are said to be appearing in a later volume Naturally backers are not entitled to a copy of this later volume As of the time of writing comments made by the author suggest that there will not be a second volume Considering the poor uality of the first volume this may actually be a blessingThere are some valuable nuggets contained in these interviews that can t be found printed in English anywhere else such as how Ys 3 was not originally planned to be a Ys game and extensive details about the development and subseuent troubled translation of Suikoden 2 but I would be hard pressed to recommend this to anybody certainly not beginners due to its opaue nature and not experts either due to the book s inconsistent and slipshod presentation


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    Free E–pub [The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers] by John Szczepaniak While this compilation of interviews will be best enjoyed by aficionados of Japanese games from the 1980s and 1990s it contains an overview of visual novels that I haven't found anywhere else and captures the voices of two prominent VN makers Ryukishi07 Higurashi Umineko Rose Guns Days and Kotaro Uchikoshi Never 7 The End of Infinity Ever 17 The Out of Infinity Remember 11 The Age of Infinity 999 Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors etc I'm l

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