Christian Nutt: Especially nowadays, you’re seeing people who have been playing the series since the original game, and now have their own kids. They’re sharing it with their kids. It’s part of the fabric of Japanese society. How does that affect the way you approach developing these games?
Yuji Hori: My objective is to make the games intuitive and accessible for anybody. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t read the manual before playing a game, so I want to make sure the game is simple, with clear controls — but you can still have complex action and enjoy the gameplay. I wanted to include humour in the games — so the player(s) can find themselves regularly laughing-out-loud.
And so for Dragon Quest IX we included the multiplayer mode. The reason behind it was because this is a classic series, and the people who played the early Dragon Quest titles now have the chance to play with their kids — so if they have multiplayer, a son and father can now play together:
"Oh Dad, come on, we’re going this way!"
~ made 6 cuts tonight ~
Cine-Journal, Sept/Oct 1912.
(via Jon Auman)
lyrics from Bo Harwood’s “Almost,” featured in John Cassavetes’ THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE and LOVE STREAMS
"Because he looks like a man, he considers himself one."
"He’s confused and half-hearted and it is this half-heartedness that will cause his downfall."
"Let me mention a much more important example of his half-heartedness. As far as his morals are concerned, he is what one might describe as almost virtuous and yet he has a yearning to be a man of the world. And that sort of half-heartedness is the worst of all, worse than half-heartedness in so-called important questions, which are often not important at all."
"Irretrievable" (Fontane, 1891) / Ruby Gentry (Vidor, 1952 ) / Party (de Oliveira, 1996) / Frankenstein Created Woman (Fisher, 1967) / Twenty Days Without War (Guerman, 1977)
Nine Inch Nails was an experiment with me in discipline. I realized when I was 23 that I had never really tried anything. Schoolwork came easy to me. I learned to play piano effortlessly. I was coasting. I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100 percent, because I had never reached true failure.Trent Reznor
Katy Perry & Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (DAY 3)
Gilmore Girls - S6E03 - The UnGraduate (dir. Michael Zinberg) / S6E01 - New and Improved Lorelai (dir. Amy-Sherman Palladino)
htdw suicide dream one
(the deer hunter)