Jake Kazdal has had one hell of a career. He's been a Nintendo Gameplay Counselor. Made N64 games. Worked on both Rez and Space Channel 5. Made Skulls Of The Shogun. Edge has a great story on his journey from artist to developer that you really should read.
It helps if you can hear the soundtrack. It helps if you loved Advance Wars. It might even help if you liked listening to the Wu-Tang Clan or watched Kill Bill a decade ago and developed a love for an old martial arts movie like Shogun Assassin.
When indie developer Jake Kazdal told me his studio's game, the still in development Skulls of the Shogun, was heavily inspired by his love of Nintendo's Advance Wars series, I was already on the hook.