2020. Tokyo. A dragon hunting RPG.

Japan's capital city may be no stranger to invasions by fantastical beasts but the games depicting these dramatic events rarely attract a staff list as notable as 7th Dragon 2020's, a "dragon hunting" RPG produced by none other than Reiko Kodama (Phantasy Star, Skies of Arcadia), directed by Kazuya Niinou (Etrian Odyssey, both Dragon Quest Builders), and graced with Yuzo … Continue reading 2020. Tokyo. A dragon hunting RPG.

Seriously cute

Royal Stone is the relatively unknown (and happily now Game Gear Micro'd) 1995 Japan-only SRPG spiritual sequel to an internationally available Game Gear SRPG you might have already played called Crystal Warriors. It's also really pretty, the perfect showcase of the handheld's oft-forgotten expanded colour palette that in the right hands makes Sega's machine so much more than … Continue reading Seriously cute

The search for Sega’s treasure

Hidekazu Yukawa, once the Senior Managing Director at Sega, became the unlikely face of the Dreamcast during its Japanese debut after starring in an endearing TV commercial lamenting the company's struggles against the nigh-universal popularity of Sony's PlayStation. From that self-deprecating moment he would on to appear in other high profile advertising campaigns for Sega's … Continue reading The search for Sega’s treasure