DoFuss has moved, or more accurately I have moved, back to the UK. After nearly seven years in Japan the time came to head home and start looking for work in the game industry seriously. It is going to be an uphill struggle…
We are back for the almost-last DoFuss Show. December will see the last DoFuss Show with my return from Japan to the UK. As I won’t be in the ‘land of the rising sun’ any more, the opening lyrics claim that I am ‘the number one gaijin, the man in Japan who can’ will become hopelessly inaccurate so (as we can’t be bothered to rewrite the theme tune) we decided to cancel the show.
So yeah, remember that post about the triumphant return of DoFuss? It not far back, maybe four posts… and two months ago. Not so successful I am sure you will agree.
Once again the Tokyo Game Show has been and gone, and for the third, and possibly final time, DoFuss visited Tokyo to bring you our impressions of the games on the floor.
DoFuss: Originally Alan Wake was originally intended to be a more open world title. Why was this initial vision abandoned? With this shift were any cuts or changes made to the narrative?
Mikko Rautalahti: Well, there were many factors in it, of course, but it mostly came down to what we wanted to do with Alan Wake. We knew we wanted it to be a moody, atmospheric game with palpable tension, one that took us halfway into the head of the protagonist and kept the player guessing. And that’s not really the kind of a thing open world games are best suited for.
It is possible I am getting too old for this, but lets just pretend I went in with the wrong expectations. Introduced to me by new friend Matt, Famitsu Vol.1 was a chiptunes event held in my adopted hometown of Osaka. It was an interesting night but one filled with uncomfortable social encounters.
No sooner said than done, the site is back on track and so is the DoFuss Show as Darren and I return once again with our own inimitable brand of game coverage.
Now I am settled again. My new apartment is equipped with Internet and I have spent all my spare money on hookers and blow, so by necessity my time is being redirected back to the site.
Life may be busy but that hasn’t stopped us here at DoFuss, so here for your entertainment is the latest show. If you have been counting (and I don’t know why you would have been) you may have noticed this is the thirtieth show since we rebooted last year, which makes it as old as us, kind of.