Whatcha Playing is a new feature where the RPGamer staff share their experiences with the games they are currently playing. This inaugural edition covers the gambit of different games from Dragon Quest II to 428: Shibuya Scramble and many others in-between.
Author: Joshua Carpenter
Over six months had passed since Nintendo revealed any information on the forthcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It will take another five months for the game to finally hit the Switch, so a pair of staffers have fun analyzing the latest trailer.
In this edition of Adventure Corner, Joshua dives into the Iranian revolution via 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. This Telltale-inspired title marks a unique instance of a game providing context and clarity to historical events.
Gust has released some more info about the town-building aspects in Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists. Players will be able to unlock a number of character-specific buildings including a giant pie-shaped abode for Rorona.
Josh hasn’t completely forgotten about his PSP Backlog Quest. This time he tackles a pair of imported Falcom games that might be of interest to fans of the Trails series.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 marks the series’ tenth anniversary as well as a return to home consoles. RPGamer was recently given the chance to ask director Kohei Yamashita and producer Kei Mikami some questions about the newest release.
In RPGs, there are often two distinct yet important parts: a story to entertain and gameplay mechanics to engage the player. Octopath Traveler has Joshua questioning just how much he values those individual parts.
In this installment of RPGamer’s Adventure Corner, Joshua Carpenter plays the highly regarded 428: Shibuya Scramble. Can he manage the fates of five disparate people to solve a kidnapping?
Now that the Vita’s life is drawing to a close, the staff wanted to celebrate everything that was great about Sony’s handheld. Join us as we take a look at our favorite Vita RPGs.
The chibified casts of the last three Persona games are joining forces for some more Etrian Odyssey-style dungeon crawling in Persona Q2. But will it repeat the missteps of its lengthy predecessor?
July is over so it’s time for the last JRPG July update. This week Final Fantasy XV, Tokyo Xanadu, Zwei, Octopath Traveler, and Radiant Historia get their final due from our writers.
July is passing quickly, so it’s already time for week 3 of #JRPGJuly. Octopath Traveler has enthralled a few of our writers, while Shining Resonance and Radiant Historia captured the others’ attention this week.
Beep-0 is back for some new adventures with the Rabbids. This time, Donkey Kong joins the fray in this XCOM-inspired tactical RPG.
On this episode of PSP Backlog Quest: Sakura Taisen, a port of the classic Saturn RPG. Can Josh overcome a troubled fan translation to play one of the craziest premises in gaming?
It’s time for #JRPGJuly again and the RPGamer staff are back playing a whole host of different games for the occasion. Join in the discussion all month long. So what JRPGs are you playing?
Adol’s latest adventure has reached its fourth platform on the Switch. Is this new port smooth sailing or will the red-headed adventurer need to be patched up before further adventuring on the Isle of Seiren?
With the end of the Virtual Console brand, what does the future of retro games look like on the Switch? If Nintendo follows in Sony’s footsteps, it doesn’t bode well for fans of niche titles.
Akko and her friends are repeating the same day over and over in Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time. Unfortunately, Bill Murray and Punxsutawney Phil are nowhere to be found in this 2.5D brawler.
The Fire Emblem series has gone from near death to massive success over the course of the last generation. Cassandra and Josh take an in-depth look at the recent entries that revived the franchise and ruminate on the series’ future on the Switch.
The original Valkyria Chronicles is getting a release on Switch in Japan, but in addition the Switch version of fourth game is being delayed in the country. There is no word yet on how either of these bits of news will affect western fans.