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Classic Interview: Rikiya Nakagawa (AM1 Head)

Classic Interview: Rikiya Nakagawa (AM1 Head)

This interview excerpt was originally published in the August/September 2000 issue of the Japanese Dreamcast magazine. While the actual interview is much longer, this translated section includes information specific to Rikiya Nakagawa’s early days at Sega and his work on arcade titles.

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Moving Adventure Psy-O-Blade

Moving Adventure Psy-O-Blade

Visual novels are few on the Genesis, especially in English. Moving Adventure Psy-O-Blade was one of the few that never saw a western release, but thankfully, some hard-working people in the Genesis community have fully translated it. Now, we can finally check out this unique space adventure, lackluster plot and all.

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D2

D2

Warp’s long-anticipated sequel to its 32-bit horror game D finally arrived on the Dreamcast in 2000, and it didn’t live up to fans’ expectations. Its gameplay was slow and tedious, the plot was downright weird, and the story progression was often frustrating. Still, there was something about it that made players forge on to uncover the mystery behind Laura’s final adventure.

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Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge

The Olympics come but once every four years, but you can compete whenever you want with Accolade’s Summer Challenge. It’s not be the best game to represent the timeless competition, but it’s not a bad one, either. There’s a decent selection of events and some impressive 3D visuals, if you can get past the controls and framerate.

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D

D

Warp’s horror title D likely did more to establish the reputation of its creator, Kenji Eno, than it did to advance its genre, but the game is a solid bit of fun. It was challenging and created a great atmosphere, despite some visual shortcomings and linear gameplay. It’s a great example of Eno’s visionary storytelling methods and is definitely worth checking out.

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