There are many scenes in Terranigma that challenged my notions of morality and how even our well-intentioned decisions can impact a society in ways we couldn’t imagine. It’s arguably one of the most compelling JRPGs ever developed because of those ambiguities, standing as the finale in the Quintet trilogy that…
Track: Dead In The Water (Live at RTÉ 2FM Studios, Dublin) | Artist: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds | Album: Who Built The Moon?
VR Zone Shinjuku, Namco Bandai’s virtual reality arcade in Tokyo, is getting a four-on-four Ghost in the Shell team-based multiplayer shooter.
Japan doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. Christmas stuff starts going up as soon as Halloween finishes, which, I guess, also happens in the U.S. While Japan isn’t the only country to recently latch on the American sales bonanza Black Friday, the day has increasingly become more noticeable.
Cabugao Sunset. Ilocos Sur, Philippines. By Martin Tan.
Jon Juarez is a freelance artist and illustrator from Spain.
A team of researchers from the University of Lyon, Purdue and Ubisoft have published a paper showing what may well be the future of creating video game worlds: an AI that is able to construct most of its own 3D landscapes.
There are two ways to unlock stuff in Battlefront II. You could pay for it, which sucks, or you could build a sense of pride and accomplishment by constructing a robot to grind progression for you.
The opening of Chrono Trigger shows the pendulum of time, swinging away at the fractures breaking history apart. It’s been more than two decades since the game’s release, but many of its pivotal moments still stay with me, from the Trial of Crono for Marle’s kidnapping, to the confrontation with Magus at his castle,…
Super Mario Galaxy 2’s gameplay is superb, having some of the most creative level design I’ve experienced. Discovering the new rules and parameters of each galaxy is a joy.
When gamers talk about Earthbound, it’s usually about the quirky nature of the game and how it’s a refreshingly unique take on the JRPG. It definitely exudes charm in its eclectic interpretation of American culture from the vision of writer and director, Shigesato Itoi. But there’s one scene that resonates with me and…
If you own a PS4, Uncharted 4 is basically a must-own title, and Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $15 today, which is actually $5 less than we were expecting to see it for.
The PS1 had some of the most innovative JRPGs ever developed. Vagrant Story was at the top of its class. Directed and written by Yasumi Matsuno, it’s a role playing game that defied categorization, mixing genres while telling a complex story that blended seamlessly with the gameplay and art style. It’s by far the…
It was midnight and I was alone in my room, talking with the Seaman on my Dreamcast. Seaman was asking about my love life and I felt embarrassed to admit I didn’t have one (this was many years ago before I was married). Seaman wondered, “Ok, I want to ask you something. This one is a serious one, so no joking around.…
If you’re looking to grab an Xbox One S this holiday season, Microsoft has a ton of selection, and great incentives. Pretty much every console bundle is discounted by $50, with prices starting at a paltry $189, plus you get to pick an extra game of your choice, albeit from a fairly uninspiring selection.
Child of Light is a beautiful game and a mesmerizing experience that crafts a perfect fusion between RPGs and platforming. In many ways, it encapsulates what I love most about JRPGs, which are wondrous worlds with engrossing mechanics and a charming cast.