Some people say that the only real purpose of Kickstarter is to rejuvenate old genres. I have no problem with this. Especially if it leads to cool projects like Mage's Initiation.
Will we ever get enough of Persona? The concept might sound bizarre—hardcore RPG meets lighthearted school simulator?—but the results are spectacular.
It may not be my favourite game of all time, but Sierra's classic Quest For Glory II certainly comes close. It's not the funniest game, or the most enjoyable, but it's part of a series in which the player's sense of place in a living world was almost absolute.
I loved all of the Quest for Glory games, but Quest for Glory IV was easily my favorite. I re-installed it recently due to that great sale at GOG.Com, and so I'm once again making my way through Moravia.
Yessss. As of today, you can buy all five classic Quest for Glory adventure/RPGs from GOG.com for ten bucks. Worth it if only to hear one of Jennifer Hale's early game voiceover performances.
Over on Hardcore Gaming, there's a new timeline up for reading called "A Brief History of Western Action RPGs". Brief? Are you kidding me?