"Don't be a dick." That simple notion is the first of Victor Lucas' 3D rules. The others? Don't dick around and don't hang out with dicks. Some would lead you to believe the games press is filled with dicks. It's not. With this in mind, I seek out the best games writing - from news to interviews to reviews and beyond - and highlight it here.
A couple of different perspectives on Final Fantasy. First up is a spriting tutorial illustrating points through Final Fantasy’s art. The author makes notes about using colour over black lines, sectioning off the sprite, size, and more.
The second is one player’s first time playing one of the most revered games out there…Final Fantasy VII.
But Final Fantasy VII also makes an excellent case study in how the stardom of a title and its characters can pervert not only your expectations going in, but your experiences throughout. Somewhere along all of the fan fictions, message board arguments and Deviant Art portfolios it can be easy to feel lost in a sea of Final Fanfare…
“First Fantasy- Part 2: VII” (Another Castle: February 13, 2013) <http://www.another-castle.com/content/676-First-Fantasy-Part-2-VII>.