A New England mansion filled with secrets, mysterious faraway lands, and paranoia spun into dizzying madness. Eternal Darkness didn’t write the book on Gothic horror, but it did rewrite it for the new millennium.
Xenogears is a game that has a lot to say, but doesn’t always have the elegance to get it across. Taking a look at all its philosophy, let’s break down some of its messages and figure out why the game sticks with people long after playing.
The now legendary Yakuza franchise had some rough beginnings in the west. With an interesting localization propping it up, it became a cautionary tale on how an otherwise great game can be brought down by mishandled localization.