Playing Trails of Cold Steel is like eating a hero sandwich that’s way too heavy on the bread. Often you’ll get nice big chunks of turkey and salami. But sometimes—more often than you’d like—you’ll realize that all you can taste is fluffy white filler.
Whenever I wander into houses or businesses in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, I marvel at a specific detail—the chests which are perched on cluttered, or organized shelves. They’re parts of the scenery of an enriched world, in which sprites’ homes feel lived-in and cozy. These chests are also out of…
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…
Update [2016 Jan 13]: This game is for PS3 and Vita! I say that further on, but it should have been right up front.
The role-playing game Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will be out on December 22, publisher XSEED just announced. This one’s set in the same world as Trails in the Sky, but takes place in a different country with a new cast of characters. It’ll be on both PS3 and Vita.
One day in March of last year, video game writer Andrew Dice wrote out a check for all of his company’s money. He stuck it in the doorframe at his business partner’s apartment in Portland, Oregon, then went back to his own place. (They live in the same complex.) He closed all the windows. Then, as he tells it, he laid…
Want to know why Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC still isn’t out yet? Check out this blog post by XSEED for a look at even more of the trials and tribulations that have faced the much-anticipated RPG—including but not limited to purple butt blasts. The good news: they’re still hoping to release SC by the end of…
Here is your reminder that The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is out today on PC, it's $20, and it's really, really worth your time.
If you read Random Encounters with any regularity, you have probably seen me obsess over The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, a wonderful role-playing game that came out for the PSP back in 2011.
There are a lot of big, highly-anticipated games coming out next year: Watch Dogs, Titanfall, Dragon Age Inquisition. But in certain circles, there's only one game worth counting down the days for: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC.
As we wait for Trails in the Sky's new chapter to drop, Japan is getting ready for a new Legend of Heroes RPG of its own. Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash chronologically takes place before Trails in the Sky, during the oft-referenced Great War. It is set to hit the PS3 and Vita in Japan on September 26.
It's finally official: the second chapter of Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky is coming to Steam and PSP as a digital release next year. The first chapter, already out for PSP, will also be released on Steam at some point this winter.
Holy crap. HOLY CRAP. After leaving us with one hell of a cliffhanger at the end of Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, XSEED may be finally announcing that the sequel is coming to U.S. shores.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, one of the PSP's best RPGs, is getting an HD re-release on PS3 in Japan.
If you've kept up with my regular column about Japanese role-playing games, you likely know that one of my favorite games of the past few years is a charming RPG called Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky.