Tag Archives: Core Aesthetics

Playing With Aesthetics: Mario Kart

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As an interesting comparison to last week, we went for another Racing game this week, Mario Kart (let’s say, your favorite one). How do these genre buddies compare though? Tell us what you think! Continue reading

Playing With Aesthetics: F-Zero GX

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This week we are going for F-Zero GX. Dylan has some awesome memories with this game so he thought it could use some Aesthetics analysis! We started with some games with fairly broad Aesthetic nets, but for us, this is the first (of likely many) that really displays a more focused, less widely cast look at the Aesthetics. Tell us what you think!

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Playing With Aesthetics: Your Favorite Final Fantasy

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Next up, your favorite Final Fantasy. That’s right, pick your favorite and vote according to that. There are some differences game-to-game but it seemed tedious to separate them all out for the smaller variances. Instead we thought it would be more interesting to see the aggregate of what made favorite Final Fantasy games stand out. Tell us what you think! Continue reading

Aesthetics of Self: Part 1

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Frameworks have two main purposes: To help understand ourselves and to help communicate who we are to others. So let’s understand and communicate! Continue reading

WIHILA Pokémon X/Y – Breadth of Aesthetics

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In honour of our new series, Playing with Aesthetics, and with a new Pokémon game approaching, I’d like to take this opportunity to dredge up the topic of Core Aesthetics again, and use it as a lens on the design of Pokémon games (and the upcoming Pokemon X/Y). I believe that a lot can be learned about the broad appeal of Pokémon games by examining how it covers many different core aesthetics. Through iteration and improvement over its history, the Pokémon games have kept many core game elements constant. Instead of constantly changing or over-developing, the game has steadily spread to reach many more aesthetics than the average game can.

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Playing With Aesthetics: Pokémon

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For our second analysis, let’s dive into the Pokémon series. The game means a lot of different things to different people (as Dust’s WIHILA that is coming tomorrow addresses) so let’s hear what you guys have to say! Continue reading