7 Strangest Alternate Endings in JRPGs

Last days. Leaving places. I know all things end. But last Friday, after almost ten years, it was a goodbye lunch, farewells, an exit interview and then a final departure out of the parking lot. I never realized how much I would miss my company and the people in it until I was leaving, even though it was on the best… » 8/28/14 11:00am Thursday 11:00am

A Mini-Survival Guide To JRPGs

So I recently convinced some friends of mine to try Japanese role-playing games (JRPG). Let me tell you, it was no easy task. It took a comparison of games they played in the past, and a pleasing price range to get them to consent. But even after the hassle they still treaded carefully and they have every… » 8/11/14 4:00am 8/11/14 4:00am

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is Worth Your Time

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is a Japanese role-playing game developed by Nihon Falcom for the PlayStation Portable. Published by XSEED in North America on April 6, 2011, the game follows Estelle and Joshua Bright on their journey across Liberl to find their missing father and become full-fledged members of… » 5/09/14 3:03pm 5/09/14 3:03pm

Let's Rank the Fire Emblem Games, From Worst to Best

Kotaku has been running a series called the Pecking Order, ranking games in a series from best to worst. In the spirit of this series, let's look at the Fire Emblem series today, ranking them from worst to best. All of the games in the Fire Emblem series are worth playing in their own right, but which are the best in… » 3/12/14 10:02am 3/12/14 10:02am

Watch Lightning Cosplay As Other Final Fantasy Characters

Not since Final Fantasy X-2 have there been this many wardrobe changes in one Final Fantasy game. And Lightning has taken the opportunity to show her fandom for the series that preceded her in the latest trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It looks like she loves Final Fantasy VII almost as much as … » 9/14/13 1:32pm 9/14/13 1:32pm

You Can Do Special Fusions Via StreetPass In Shin Megami Tensei IV

Shin Megami Tensei games have typically always let you collect demon minions which you can then use in battle, ala Pokémon. You can "fuse" these demons to make new ones, but that's typically a solitary affair. In the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei IV, other players will allow you to perform special fusions via Streetpass. » 5/03/13 8:30pm 5/03/13 8:30pm