All of this freedom to explore in No Man’s Sky is giving me a headache.
Just what makes games like Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger so special? What sort of attributes would a game like I Am Setsuna need in order to live up to JRPG classics? Let’s discuss!
You have probably noticed, being the lovely JRPG connoisseur you are, that September is going to be busy. In just that one month we’re going to see new entries from two RPG titans: the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII, on September 16, and the boy band simulator Final Fantasy XV, on September 30.
In the last couple of years, I’ve developed a strange relationship with JRPGs. I found myself tiring of their beautiful exteriors that lacked heart. Since writing that article about my growing frustrations, I took a break—distancing myself from the genre that dragged me into gaming. It was a necessary betrayal.
You’ve heard of Final Fantasy VII. Everyone’s already told you to play Chrono Trigger. But what about the lesser-known JRPGs? What about the gems that don’t get discussed all that much?
While the story and the setting are always different, the main Final Fantasy games have a lot of reoccurring elements. Behemoth is one of them, appearing in almost every game, and its appearances are a super way to track not just the evolution of Final Fantasy, but the progress of the entire medium.
Fire Emblem Fates is out today, and it comes in two different versions: Birthright and Conquest. Which one should you play first?
Two old role-playing games—Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Breath of Fire III—are coming to modern consoles in the very near future, their respective publishers announced this week. It’s a good time for old JRPGs.
There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about his or her life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”
Tales of Berseria—the sixteenth main entry in the Tales role-playing series—and its lone protagonist, is coming to North America (PS4 & PC), Bandai Namco announced today.
On September 11, 2013, the Kickstarter project Project Phoenix successfully ended, raising just over $1 million for a game they estimated would be out in March of 2015. Last night, the people behind the project announced a bit of a delay. They’re now aiming to ship the game in late 2018.
Legend of Legacy, a terribly titled new video game that’s out for the 3DS today, is as close as we’ve gotten to a new SaGa game in a very long time. I really wish it was better.
Last night I started playing Final Fantasy VI, a video game about suplexing locomotives. I had never played it before.
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.
Last week I flew to Los Angeles for E3, an annual event in which all sorts of video game people gather to complain on Twitter about how busy they are.
That’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a wonderful, wonderful thing.
We’re just a week away from E3, and even if the big press conferences fail to deliver the JRPG goods we’re all craving, at least the smaller publishers have us covered.
Guys. I’m kind of freaked out right now.