There are a whole lot of amazing JRPG sequels as well as games we wished there were sequels for. Then there’s the games that seem so completely different from the games before them, they feel strange and foreign, almost like they should be part of a different franchise. Here’s 7 of the strangest JRPG sequels that…
We’re just one day away from a game’s 15th Anniversary North American release date. A game which some may not not wish to celebrate. No matter your thoughts on the divisive Chrono Cross, Yasunori Mitsuda created one hell of a worthy successor to Chrono Trigger in its soundtrack.
Last month master pianist/composer Sonya Belousova charmed us with on the spot arrangements of classic Nintendo themes, many of which she had only just heard for the first time. I was hesitant to post her follow-up, but then I heard her version of "The Scars of Time" from Chrono Cross.
This weekend Square Enix announced downloadable songs from non-Final Fantasy games coming to the latest iteration of FF's rhythm game. That's four songs from Bravely Default, three from the SaGa series and one each from Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger. That's not right.
Pre-rendered graphics weren't only used in complex cinematic cutscenes back in the day when a game's own 3D engine couldn't do the job. Developers also used them as in-game backgrounds to bypass graphical limitations. And some of the games had really well-made, atmospheric pre-rendered backgrounds.
Cyborgs in fiction are always associated with free will, morality, the importance of being human or the limits of the human body.
Man, someone at Dorkly loves role-playing games, don't they? Between last week's Earthbound video and this week's …
It's almost hard to believe that Diablo III is actually out. Blizzard's action-roleplaying game has been delayed so many times over the past decade, it came awfully close to challenging Duke Nukem Forever for the title of Vaporware King.
Canadian figure skater Kevin Reynolds competed at the Four Continents Championships in Colorado early last month. He only finished eighth, but in our eyes, he was the real winner for his choice of music.
Japanese RPGs used to be a lot more controversial. Or maybe it was just because I was a teenager during the genre's heyday – you know, when Final Fantasy games flew off shelves, when hours of CG cutscenes featuring teary-eyed androgynes were considered breathtaking rather than tiresome — and teenagers like to argue…
Certain games constantly get name checked when people are assembling the highlights of video game creativity. Originally released during the last days of the PS1, Chrono Cross is one of those games and Square Enix has announced that, starting today, it'll be available on the PlayStation Network in the U.S. You'll be…
The Wii Virtual Console travels back in time this week to a time when a much softer Square made games that were consistently excellent.