Maybe you’ve heard of Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13—not only has the historical strategy series been around for a while, it also has several spin-offs, such as Dynasty Warriors. Well, now Romance of the Kingdoms is tearing up the Steam charts.
When I announced my intention to date a virtual girl in the newest iteration of Love Plus by asking all of you to help me choose which romantic foil to go after, I noted that it would not be my first dating sim. Moreover, I mentioned that dating sims are the best tool I know of for expanding your Japanese ability.
Here's a fascinating new Kickstarter project: an RPG that sets out to teach Japanese to English speakers.
This weekend I went on a magical flavor journey across the Pacific, to a land where what Americans deem worthy of snackhood is laughably tame. This weekend I tasted 15 different varieties of Japanese Kit Kats, and I am forever changed by the experience.
In today's turn-based edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Monsieur.Froid admits that his Japanese role-playing game experience is limited to Final Fantasy XII. We cannot let that stand. Help him choose a more definitive JRPG to get him hooked on the genre.
As a game journalist living and working in Japan, the question I'm most commonly asked is, "What game can help me learn Japanese?" The answer: Slime Forest Adventure.
In a world where rough and gruff is the new heroic norm, commenter Paradox Me wonders why everyone is hating on Japanese character design lately.
Like a fish borne from the ashes of Dreamcast's Bass Fishing comes another wacky Japanese toy: Takara Tomy's Virtual Master Reel. It's an augmented-reality fishing reel that uses its 0.3MP camera to insert your real surroundings into the fishing game.
Bethesda beats any potential fan-made Fallout 3demakes to the punch by creating its own for the Japanese Fallout website. It's all in Japanese, but old school role-playing is the universal language.
Square Enix Japan is creating a series of video blogs called Life in Eorzea, with the first one featuring plenty of Chocobos, tiny little guys dancing, and plenty of Japanese people talking.
I've seen many a lovely retro gaming room in my lifetime, but this one from Netherlands resident donkey*kong makes me want to lay my head down on his Famicom pillow and quietly pass away.