JRPG manuals, 1989 vs. 2017. (Left: Wanderers From Ys for PC-88; right: I Am Setsuna, for Switch.)
Many video games, usually RPGs, contain a system by which the strengths and weaknesses of your character are defined by a set of attributes. Here is my definitive ranking of common video game attributes, ranked from worst to best.
Gamers in Japan love RPGs. But which ones are their favorites? Weekly Famitsu set out to answer that question in a recent poll.
The Amazing World of Gumball is no stranger to videogame, anime, and pop culture references. These are common story beats used in other past and current shows. But for the love of everything, please watch the episode, “The Console.” It’s a Final Fantasy and RPG tribute that’s too brilliant to be ignored.
Playing tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder thankfully doesn’t carry the same stigma it once did. That’s great because as this TEDx talk explains, the game can do a lot to help you in real life.
Sitting around a table with good friends is the best way to play tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, but that’s not always an option. If your friends have moved away, live overseas, or don’t want to brave the traffic, there’s plenty of ways to make game night happen no matter where your group is located.
Hey RPG fans—I’m on this week’s ‘Axe of the Blood God’ podcast talking about I Am Setsuna and my love for the Trails series. Check it out!
The Fallout fandom is about to have a LOT of arguments over one of the plot points in Far Harbor, Fallout 4's biggest DLC. Spoilers ahead!
The Pokémon hype train has officially left the station, and the passengers are definitely freaking out in excitement right now.
There’s now a d120 out there, made by the folks over at The Dice Lab, and while it’d be interesting to see what it could be used for during an RPG session, it certainly looks like a fun gimmick.
Introducing Wasteland Workshop, a Fallout 4 DLC that lets you make your settlements more homey. Assuming, of course, your idea of “home” means building better death traps for your settlers, or having the ability to collect cats and Deathclaws.
Players who try Automatron will be delighted to find the DLC’s has a staggering number of options for building robots. Naturally, people are taking advantage of this and recreating bots and characters that everybody knows and loves.
Who’s a good boy? WHO’S A GOOD BOY? I’m...the good boy....?
Turns out, it’s never too late to do the right thing.
Yesterday, Fallout 4 game director Todd Howard teased everyone watching this year’s DICE summit.
Maybe you’ve noticed Scott Cawthon’s shtick around release dates. It goes like this: Cawthon says he’ll release an upcoming game around a certain time frame. Then, he ‘surprises’ everyone by actually releasing the game earlier than that.
Picture this. You spend years putting together a massive, ambitious RPG. After countless hours of hard work, you release your baby out into the public. Curious to see what people think, you start looking around the internet...only to see a small but vocal chunk of your fanbase wishing someone else had made your game.
Fallout 4 was not always the game that we actually got to play. Like most games, it changed and morphed during development—and it’s fun to look back on what could have been.
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…