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wrote:Description - information to be available to the user
As has been previously stated, the application I intend to build will be a web-based resource for video games released in Japan for the Nintendo 64. As such, the user (anyone interested in Japan-import Nintendo 64 games) shall be able to find a sufficient amount of relevant information on any of the games included in this scope. A comprehensive list of this information is as follows:
· Game title romanized Japanese
· Game title standard Japanese (:pottymouth:-JIS, EUC, or UTF encoded) (if functional!)
· Game title translation (if necessary, or U.S./English title if extant)
· Developing /publishing companies
· Release date (if available)
· Game genre (if available)
· Box/cartridge artwork (if available)
· Screenshots (if available)
· Misc. info (ex: game description) and related websites/links (if available/extant)
· User-posted comments/reviews (if extant)
With regards to the first 6 points, one should be able to find nearly all the information needed for all the listed games, with only a small percentage of exceptions. For the next two points (box/cartridge Artwork and screenshots), graphic files will be available as I discover them myself. (As of yet, I still need to find graphics for perhaps around 50% of the games.)
User interaction search function
Since there will potentially be quite a bit of information & graphic files available for each game, the user will only be able to view the entirety of information on a single game one game at a time (i.e. per browser tab/window). However, a list of all the games, listed alphabetically by their romanized Japanese title, will always be readily accessible via provided links, as will a convenient game search function. The search function will allow the user to find a game (or a smaller, more focused list of games) by its corresponding information, such as its title (tentatively only in romanized/English form), developing/publishing companies, genre, etc. At the end of a successful search, the user will be able to select a single game to display its detailed information, in much the same way as would be done with the complete "romanized list" of all the games.
User interaction posting comments/reviews
When viewing the detailed information on a single game, the user will have the option to post his/her remarks/comments/opinions/reviews of the game which, once posted, will be accessible/viewable to any/all other users through the game details page. There will likely be a required field when submitting the post to help identify the user to whom the post belongs.
Scope room for growth (currently NOT to be implemented)
Being only in its initial stages, this application will presently be limited to the above, and as such, will have plenty of avenues for expansion. Possibilities for future updates could include features such as video reviews, a game ranking system, instruction manual translations, member login/password entry, as well as a region scope extended to include games released worldwide.