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How to revamp the turn-based RPG combat system

Square Enix ditched turn-based combat in its remake of Final Fantasy 7. It’s no surprise turn-based combat has grown stale over the years, but it isn’t the genre’s fault. It’s the developer’s for not innovating enough. Here’s how to revamp the entire combat system to its former glory.

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What open world games can learn from Super Mario 64

Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the weight of the world around you? Do you ever feel like you’re just reliving the same day, over and over? Have you ever thought to yourself, “This has gone on long enough; I just want it to end?”
If so, you may be suffering from O.W.F. (Open World Fatigue).

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Why BioWare’s Jade Empire is ripe for a sequel

Fifteen years ago, we were treated to BioWare’s first original title, Jade Empire. While many gameplay elements were borrowed from BioWare’s 2003 hit, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, what set Jade Empire apart was its focus on martial arts combat and magic as well as a colorful setting and story derived from Chinese mythology.