There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about their life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”
A few weeks ago, Marcus Lindblom logged onto TwitchTV. He found someone playing Earthbound, and he watched them stream for a while. Every time they smiled in the right place or laughed at the right joke, he felt a jolt of vindication. Validation. Eighteen years later, he could finally see people enjoying his work.
It's been three weeks since I first played through the demo for Final Fantasy XV, a video game about what will happen to One Direction now that Zayn's gone. So I've had plenty of time to digest.
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So you've just bought Suikoden II on the PlayStation Network. Finally, for the first time ever, you're going to play through one of the finest role-playing games ever made. Exciting, isn't it?
Here at Kotaku, we don't spend nearly enough time talking about JRPGs.
Fantasy Life, released today by Nintendo for 3DS, is not so much a video game as it is a to-do list. Playing this game is akin to performing a series of increasingly difficult household chores. Some games ask you to slay demons or explore the frontiers of space; Fantasy Life asks you to go find some vegetables and…
Four years ago, a turn-based RPG called Pier Solar made headlines thanks to an unusual gimmick: it was developed and released exclusively for the Sega Genesis, a system that had been obsolete for two decades.
Above: some hands-on impressions of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, the bizarrely-titled music game that Square Enix released for 3DS this week.
On Sunday, when I asked Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi what he thinks of the current state of the franchise he built, his answer was short and blunt. "Final Fantasy XV is taking too long."
We're three days away from E3, which means it's the perfect time to start thinking about games that came out 20 years ago.
A few weeks ago, I realized something strange and kind of disconcerting: I enjoy E3 press conferences more than actually playing video games.
It's time we try something different, folks. Something old.