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.
During the early years in gaming, JRPGs were one of the few ways of getting a good, meaningful story in games, but as much as fans of the genre adore them, JRPGs have their fair share of problems. The story of the genre hasn’t been the smoothest, and many people’s experiences reflect that, my own included. This is a…
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.
Because it’s just that good.
Guys. I’m kind of freaked out right now.
64 hours. 23 hours. 42 hours. 28 hours. Somewhere on a grassy plain trying to figure out if I should spend my days hunting down one of many pending side quests. Somewhere deep in the ocean chasing mermaids. Somewhere making preparations for my next strategic battle. These are all the places I’m willing to leave…
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This could have been superb even with just the clothes and the makeup, but cosplayers Malindachan and Ex-Shadow didn't stop there once they learned there's an abandoned church near their home. It became the famous Sector 5 church of Midgar from Final Fantasy VII, the perfect location for their cosplay shoot.
Japan, are you there? Are you listening? Japan? I'm going to say this as clearly as possible, so even the biggest, most stubborn video game publishers can understand: Americans want more JRPGs.
Here at Kotaku, we don't spend nearly enough time talking about JRPGs.