Archive for the ‘Pre-Lovedelic’ Category

Did you know Kenichi Nishi worked for Telenet? I didn't.

While reading through this short 1UP piece on Captain Rainbow I noticed a reference to Kenichi Nishi working for Telenet Japan before he founded Lovedelic.

Now I know Nishi worked for Squaresoft pre-Moon but this is the first I’d heard about him working at Telenet. So I checked his Mobygames page and found that it was recently updated to include credits on the likes of Exile, Psycho Dream and Tenshi no Uta (pictured).

I’ve never played any of these games but I sure want to now, especially since the 1UP piece mentions Tenshi no Uta’s convention breaking ending. If you’ve played any of these games, let me know what you think of them.


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Chrono Trigger DS

Every gaming publication in the world will report on this one but few of them will have the impotant details.

What am I talking about and why is Square-Enix’s remake relevant to this blog? It’s because Chrono Trigger was the first game that Kenichi Nishi worked on, alongside Keita Etoh, before moving on to Lovedelic. Both designers were responsible for the ‘Field Planning’. And though I have no idea what that actually means, I’d wager that Chrono Trigger has the best field planning ever seen in any game.

As a citizen of the overlooked continent of Europe I’ve never had the opportunity to play a legitimate version of Chrono Trigger so I’m quite looking forward to the DS remake. I’ll therefore be watching this website with much interest.

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