It goes beyond nostalgia, to the deep impact this game had (and still has) on the lives of its players.The forgotten origins of JRPGs on the PC — The little-known history of early Japanese PC RPGs like 'Seduction of the Condominium Wives' and how they set the stage for the likes of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy.
This genre is most established in Japan, and is mostly made up of visual novels and simulation games; particularly dating sims and life simulation games.
The story of the bizarre Mega Man DOS games — The weird story of the Mega Man NES 'ports' to DOS that were actually whole new (pretty bad) games.
How Steam brought shmups out of arcades and into a new PC renaissance — The shoot-em-up has found a new life on PC, with ports of Japan's arcade classics and a vibrant scene of new indie creators.
But on the PC, things have been great for awhile—Japanese games have already been on the upswing for years.
Here are all the features we wrote during Japanese PC gaming week. How Japan learned to love PC gaming again — This is a big one, with tons of insight from the developers who made this trend a reality over the past seven years.