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Active Topical Banter - Episode 6: The Modern JRPG: Shark or Panda?
We tackle the notion of evolution within a game genre via a pair of related metaphors about rare animals. Whether or not JRPGs have to change in the face of "extinction" is left up in the air.
Talking points for the Episode:
-Everyone gangs up on Scott to says wrong (either about pandas or JRPGs)
-Evolutionary and teleological stance on game design is bunk
-'Moving the genre forward' is a meaningless sentiment
-push and pull design
-moving 'out' rather than forward/genre hybrids
Next time: time and the critic