flemethsdaughter  asked:

I was wondering if you could tell us more about more videogames which inspired your VNs! Since you were so fond of Chrono Trigger, I gave it a try and I just can't thank you enough for letting us know of such an amazing piece of art - I'm hoping you can surprise me once again with another title! Thank you beforehand, I'm dying to see Dragon Essence finally finished *-*

I’m a huge JRPG fan. If you leave me alone in a room, I can keep talking non-stop until morning  ⁄(⁄ ⁄·⁄ω⁄·⁄ ⁄)⁄ 

To be exact, I’m a fan of JRPG in the 90s. My top 5 all time favorite games are Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Breath of Fire 3, Final Fantasy IX, and Lufia 2.

I have also played quite a lot of other titles in SNES and PS1, the golden era of JRPG. A vast majority of them have some kind of influence to the way I make games, be it writing or gameplay. For example, I love creating fishing mini-games, thanks to my love for fishing in Breath of Fire 3, (which indirectly resulted in the creation of Mirage Fish, lol). I’m also fond of cooking mini-games thanks to Suikoden 2.

The subtitle that appeared in X-note and Area-X Opening was inspired by Final Fantasy IX. I also intend to continue that trend in Silent-X.

The idea of having trains that go to Afterlife was inspired by the Ghost Train in Final Fantasy VI.

Dragon Essence itself was also inspired by Breath of Fire 3, which is about a Dragon Boy… (that’s about where the similarity ends, lol)

The last JRPG I played was The World Ends With You, which in turn inspired Cantus from Voices from the Sea. “Another Day” is also another pretty obvious inspiration from it.

The other thing that’s a bit more subtle is I tend to choose music that resembles the soundtrack I like in JRPG.

And… the list goes on. You will probably keep seeing all these influences in my future games as well.

this took way too long. This was my favorite jrpg and i had the chance to finally replay it and beat it 100% like the over achiever I am. this game celebrated fifteen years of existence recently and this is my gift to them. 

and now i’m on hiatus until i beat fire emblem fates 6 times through. i’m crazy! I’ll do it!

In honor of Suikoden III getting added to PSN … a sketch of Thomas and Cecile a few years out from S3 times. I like to think Cecile turned into a beefy Brienne of Tarth and Thomas stayed a lil’ bean pole nerd.

But seriously, Suikoden III has a special place in my heart as one of my favorite JRPGs. Check it out if you want some serious charm.

P.S. Trying to draw more again.