Western RPGs vs Japanese RPGs - I: What Makes Them Different? - Extra Credits

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Western & Japanese RPGs - II: Narrative vs. Expression - Extra Credits

The reasons we play games are what define them, rather than their mechanics. With this in mind, we explore the values of narrative and expression, and how they are emphasized differently in Western vs. Japanese RPGs. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) (Original air date: March 7, 2012) Guest artist: Kathleen De Vere _______ Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2nIcoZV Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2 Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: [email protected] _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: "Nova Siberia" by Big Giant Circles http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02036/

Why fantasy dungeons are stupid: FANTASY RE-ARMED

Sandy Peterson's Cthulhu Mythos for 5e: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersengames/sandy-petersens-cthulhu-mythos-for-5e?ref=cq8cgz This video is about the many elements of the classic fantasy tabletop pen and paper dungeon where heroes and adventurers battle monsters and traps to find treasure, doesn't make sense and how to make them more realistic. Shadiversity on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/shadiversity Come join the discord server and have a chat: https://discord.gg/a3NJVh7 Want to buy awesome swords and stuff? Check out SwordsOfMight.com through this affiliate link: http://bit.ly/shadiversityswordsofmight Awesome shadiversity T-shirts: https://teespring.com/stores/shadiversity

Mass Effect 3 DLC - Can Day 1 DLC be a Good Thing? - Extra Credits

DLC has the power to be heavily abused, but it also has some advantages for players and developers alike to benefit more right away when a game comes out. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) (Original air date: March 21, 2012) Mac is genuinely awesome in all ways. Keep up with his artwork on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/iris.vggal) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/vggal). _______ Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2nIcoZV Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2 Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: [email protected] _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: "Shepard of the Galaxy" by Jimmy "BigGiantCircles" Hinson http://music.biggiantcircles.com/album/legacy

Doing Free to Play Wrong - How Bad Monetization Harms F2P Games - Extra Credits

Free to Play or F2P games often earn criticism for putting profits ahead of good game design. Pay walls and pay to win monetization strategies corrupt the experience for all players. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC (---More below) _______ Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! http://bit.ly/ExtraStore Play games with us on Extra Play! http://bit.ly/WatchEXP Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! http://bit.ly/2ssxjla Contribute community subtitles to Extra Credits: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg&tab=2 Talk to us on Twitter (@ExtraCreditz): http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Get our list of recommended games on Steam: http://bit.ly/ECCurator _________ Would you like James to speak at your school or organization? For info, contact us at: [email protected] _________ ♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM http://bit.ly/1eIHTDS ♪ Outro Music: "Chillin' with the Bros." by Amphibious http://bit.ly/R2spph

To compare these genres, we have to first look at how we define a role-playing game to begin with. Culture even influences our perception of what's "fun" or "engaging."
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(Original air date: February 29, 2012)
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♪ Intro Music: "Penguin Cap" by CarboHydroM
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♪ Outro Music: "In A Cave" by Hyadain
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