All posts by Patrick Lowe

Shin Megami Tensei IV – The Art of Long JRPGs

A look at how Shin Megami Tensei IV is a great example of a large, well-told JRPG that justifies its length and scope. As a long time Shin Megami Tensei fan, I’ve always loved the style of storytelling within the series, the way mythology is pulled in, and the serious tone it almost always takes with itself.

Mother 3 and the Power of Good Writing in Video Games

After a new playthrough of Mother 3, I sit down and take a look at how effective its writing is, looking at the plot’s structure and themes. It’s impossible to cover everything, but Mother 3 is surely one of the most well written video games in existence, thanks to the efforts of Shigesato Itoi.