The cynical answer, according to analysts and one developer, is likely the correct one: it's to juice game sales.
Don't worry, there's always another lake you can drain.
Game developers can lean on online communities like never before, allowing for new design choices based around shared information.
Without trying, my precious students have turned into war machines, turning combat into an elaborate and optional mini-game.
The only way to recruit the dashing Duscur.
In a world where personal data can be used as a weapon by harassers and hackers, the risk of attending E3 has gone way up.
'Three Houses' technically offers more queer romance than past entries, but its a footnote in a very heteronormative game.
This is especially problematic when you're trying to analyze a game at a limited preview event put on by the game's publisher!
How willing should players be to dig through menus to get the information they need to play the game?
Nintendo's heralded strategy series is now completely playable in English, thanks to the tireless work of fans battling what the community dubbed the "translation patch killer."
By making combat more transparent and giving you more time with the world's characters, Nintendo has revitalized its tactical RPG franchise once again.