Tag Archives: Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure

Its ok to be a rip off (as long as youre good at it)

Recently Hideki Kamiya, exec at critical darling Platinum Games and director of Okami (opens in new tab), made news when talking about Sony’s PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale (opens in new tab). To quote Kamiya (opens in new tab), “It’s just a rip-off.” And as someone who has given over roughly …

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Rhythm Thief and the Emperors Treasure review

All too often, we as gamers read the cries that too many videogames lack originality. However, even if a game has obvious inspirations, that doesn’t mean it deserves immediate rejection. On Nintendo handhelds worldwide, but particularly in Japan, Professor Layton’s anime-infused, Euro-centric approach to puzzle gaming is exceptionally popular, so …

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