Ara Fell has all the look and feel of a classic JRPG from yesteryear while not forgetting what makes games approachable in a modern era of too many games and too little time.
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When two people bump into each other at a park over eight years ago, it kicks off a chain of relationships that will intertwine in unexpected ways. Half Past Fate provides an interesting twist on the classic visual novel in both form and function.
Dragon Quest released on May 27, 1986, for the NES. Sam Wachter, however, never played it. Read through Sam’s experience of what it was like to go back to a thirty-three year old game and play it for the first time.
The role-playing genre has come a long way in the past thirty years, and yet it’s always interesting to look back at games of yore and see what they did right, what they did wrong, and what they could have done better. Today we look at the first Mana game, Final Fantasy Adventure.
A game that’s designed around failing shouldn’t be interesting, and yet this one manages to pull it off with style.
A follow up tactical game from the developers of Mutant Year Zero arrives. Unfortunately, take away the story and charm from the first game and you are left with Corruption 2029.
The Phantom Thieves are back for more in Persona 5 Royal at the end of the month. Though a review wasn’t able to be completed in time, we have plenty of thoughts from the first half of the game.
What do a 90s actress out of a job, a floating CRT monitor, and picross puzzles have in common? Naturally, it’s murder mysteries.
With Trails of Cold Steel III releasing on PC and Switch this Spring, we talked with Ruud van de Moosdijk and Peter “Durante” Thoman about the creation those ports. We delve deeply into Peter’s obsession with variable penumbra shadows, and Ruud’s fondness for textured triangles.
The iconic Final Fantasy V baddie may behave like a Saturday morning cartoon villain, but that doesn’t mean he should be named like one. Here’s a case for and the history behind a cooler and more appropriate name.
Whatcha Playing is back to round up the games the staff played in January and February. Pokémon, Trails games, Mass Effect, and World of Warcraft were among the many vying for staff gaming time over the last couple of months.
The last time anyone outside Japan could get a new copy of Langrisser was right before grunge took over the radio. Now it’s available for modern audiences alongside its sequel, and seekers of tactical action should definitely investigate.
When your little brother is bored and cooped up in the hospital, what’s a guy to do besides make a video game for him? The latest Adventure Corner looks at the Apple Arcade title Takeshi & Hiroshi.
After a mixed reception in Japan, Netflix brings Dragon Quest: Your Story to the West. Matt Masem and Elmon Dean Todd give an in-depth review to see if it fares better internationally.
Designer Shoji Masuda is known for some distinctive titles that have generally only been able to garner attention in Japan. Degica Games is finally giving western RPGamers the chance to check out one such title, the anti-RPG Hero Must Die. Again.
Guildlings is a unusual episodic RPG that tasks players with thinking outside the box, outside their phone, and sometimes outside of reality.
Bigben and Cyanide Studios bring the Paranoia franchise to the world of video games. Take on the role of a Troubleshooter and shoot trouble wherever you find it. Traitors are everywhere, and should you discover that YOU are the traitor, kindly head to your nearest conveniently located termination booth!
Romancing SaGa 3 is now available to English-speaking audiences for the first time. The result is a game that fans of the SaGa formula will embrace, though it comes with all the asterisks that characterize the series for more casual players.
What if you mixed Junji Ito, H.P. Lovecraft, and an RPG from the 1980s? It would probably look like the surprisingly graphic World of Horror.
Azur Lane: Crosswave sees personified versions of warships battle it out on the open seas. Compile Heart and Felistella title provides some lighthearted enjoyment, but doesn’t make any particularly noteworthy waves.