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.
Author: Joshua Carpenter
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.
The Good Life is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign. The director SWERY narrates a Let’s Play of an early build, showing off this life-sim RPG hybrid.
Saving the world from giant insects is way more fun with mecha as opposed to using a can of bug spray. Just be mindful of side effects which may include wanton destruction and civilian death.
Final Fantasy has its share of spin-offs — rhythm games, trading card games, and even Chocobo racing — but somehow fishing was chosen to use VR to its fullest. That odd choice certainly makes for a unique experience.
BattleTech has released a new behind-the-scenes video. Rather than focusing on combat, this trailer details what happens in between giant mech battles.
Bethesda continues its push to release Skyrim on every platform known to mankind. This time the VR version previously exclusive to PlayStation is releasing on Steam.
For the first installment of Josh’s PSP Backlog Quest, he tackles Final Fantasy Tactics. Truly a beloved classic that nonetheless causes headaches for first time players.