July is passing quickly, so it’s already time for week 3 of #JRPGJuly. This week, the staff is building things in a Dragon Quest themed world, exploring Arland all over again, and fusing demons in SMT4: Apocalypse among many other games.
Welcome to week two of #JRPGJuly! We have some newcomers, as well as sentai rangers! The fun never stops when you are chasing wigs and scoring big.
The first week of #JRPGJuly is in the books. Let’s see how things are starting out for the RPGamer staff with their chosen games.
As part of confronting his insecurities, Jervon Perkins revisited the Xenosaga trilogy. A decade after first playing the games, he learns an important lesson about self-esteem and self-confidence.
Happy #JRPGJuly everyone! The RPGamer crew is back for another round of Chic Pixel’s annual celebration, and we are out to share what staff are going to be playing this month!
Whatcha Playing is back to round up the games the staff has been playing in June. There are a couple of different forms of Dragon Quest being played while Call of Cthulhu, Phantom Dust, and Cadence of Hyrule are vying for staff gaming time.
Dauntless is already a game available across several platforms, and E3 revealed the Switch as the latest console players can join up with. We got a chance to challenge the game’s newest Behemoth, Winterhorn, and chat with the developers a bit about the upcoming changes.
After several years of being shown at E3, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is finally nearing release. We not only got to go hands-on with the title, but also sit down with its developers for some Q&A.
E3 has been in the books for nearly a week now. That’s enough time for our staff to collect their thoughts and pick out some of their personal highlights from the event.
At this year’s E3, RPGamer’s Pascal Tekaia was able to chat with a very busy Naoki Yoshida about Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. While Pascal himself isn’t an active player of the MMORPG, the staff players sitting at home were able to arm him with plenty of questions.
Bless Unleashed is an MMORPG coming to Xbox One later this year. RPGamer’s Charalampos Papadimitriou was able to check out the game at E3, where he was also able to chat with producer David Jaloza about a large number of aspects of the game.
E3 may, on the face of it, be primarily about the games, but it’s also the opportunity for organisations to make their mark on the industry. Charalampos Papadimitriou was able to talk to the ESA Foundation’s Executive Director, Anastasia Staten, about its work on inclusivity in gaming and underrepresented populations.
The final of the JRPGL is here. The division winners — Alltrades Abbey Apollos, Terra’s Terrors, Zenobia White Wolves, and Alrest Flamebringers — battle it out in a reader poll to determine the champion.
The first round of the JRPGL concludes with Division 4. Readers are invited to vote for their favourite party and decide which of the Alrest Flamebringers, Mist Summoners, Treno Troublemakers, and Narshe Novas progresses through to the finals.
The JRPGL continues with Division 3. Readers are invited to vote for their favourite party and decide which of the Rabanastre Rats, Unova Unison, Zenobia White Wolves, and Balamb Garden Breakfast Club progresses through to the finals.
It’s the end of May and Whatcha Playing is back to round up the games our staff is currently hooked on. Lots of monster collecting is going on between Yo-kai Watch and Pokémon: Let’s Go while South Park, RPG Maker, and Moero Chronicle Hyper are all competing for staffers’ game time.
The JRPGL continues with Division 2. Readers are invited to vote for their favourite party and decide which of the Celadon City Gamblers, Insomnia Insomniacs, Terra’s Terrors, and Figaro Flywheels progresses through to the finals.
The JRPGL is now underway. Readers are invited to vote for their favoutire party and decide who of the River City Rollers, Alltrades Abbey Apollos, Heliodor HEYAAAAS, and Toad Town Townies progresses through to the finals.
RPGamer is pleased to announce the inaugural edition of the JRPGL. Staff members have taken turns to create four-person parties, that will compete in a reader-voted tournament to determine the champion.
The JRPG legacy is synonymous with experimentation; even the most fondly-remembered titles, upon more frank inspection, reveal themselves as unique if not downright bizarre. How did this tradition begin, and where has it run off to?