Traveling the alien landscape of Xenoblade Chronicles X (Chronicles X) is sublime. You really feel like you’ve crashed onto a whole new world, where even gravity is different and you leap through the awe-inspiring environments of Mira.
Another giant JRPG is out for the Wii U today. Is Atlus and Nintendo’s mash-up of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem any good? We’ve got positive impressions of the Japanese version of the game and video of the first hour of the Western version to help you decide.
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is my first Star Ocean game. And if this one is par for the course, I’m not too interested in playing another.
The first PlayStation 4 entry in Idea Factory’s girls as game consoles role-playing game is out in North America today. I’m betting it’ll take less than an hour of playing to decide if Megadimension Neptunia VII is for you, so here’s an hour of playing. Mind the NSFW screen at the end.
Bravely Second: End Layer—the sequel to the superb 3DS JRPG Bravely Default—is coming to Europe on February 26th, 2016.
Japanese high school kids fighting evil in secret. I’ve never heard of that premise before. No, wait. I have.
I’m only a few hours into anime RPG Ray Gigant but there’s already one thing about it I enjoy immensely: the battle system.
I expect weirdness from the sequel to Barkley Shut Up And Jam: Gaiden, but even I was taken aback by the discovery of a turn-based basketball mini-game.
JRPGs are basically games designed to use a bunch of talking and combat as an excuse to blast killer soundtracks at you for hours and hours on end.
I am so excited about Genei Ibun Roku, the upcoming Wii U JRPG that mashes together Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. Everything Nintendo has shown off for it so far has been EXCELLENT.
We already knew Star Ocean 5 was imminent, the first installment in the RPG series since 2010, but Square Enix confirmed Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is coming to the rest of the world in 2016 on PlayStation 4.
Then I promptly broke it.
As I write this post, Xenoblade Chronicles X is up on my TV, its music blasting from my surround sound system—just as it has been for hours.
Late last month Sega released their newest mobile game: Hortensia Saga. But unlike many free-to-play mobile games, this one has an expansive fantasy plot to back up its addictive gameplay.
It’s easy to make fun of classic Japanese video games (JRPGs especially) for their poor English, and assume the reason for this was simply one of neglect. Which is kinda true, but there are other reasons behind it as well, and they’re really interesting!
The largest ship of the early 20th century would also be one of the smallest JRPG settings, as seen in this video by CineFix.
Tokyo-based Imageepoch made its name with role-playing games like Arc Rise Fantasia, Luminous Arc, and Last Ranker. This week, Imageepoch’s websites went offline, and no one can find company president Ryoei Mikage.
In late December 2014, a special anime covering the first hour or so of the then upcoming PlayStation 3 RPG Tales of Zesteria aired on Japanese TV. And while the game and anime counterpart both tell the same basic story, it's interesting to see what is the same and what is different.
Since Tales of Symphonia, combat in the console Tales games has been largely the same (though with a few admittedly unique features in each one). But the newest game, Tales of Zestiria, has several changes that, while small, alter how the battles work on a fundamental level.