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?
South Korean developer Krafton is currently developing a Japanese style RPG for Steam and the Nintendo Switch named MISTOVER. James Han, a producer for MISTOVER, answers some of our questions and gives us a preview of the upcoming game.
Whatcha Playing is back for April and the staff is playing a wide variety of games. Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists is drawing mixed opinions from several staffers while Chocobo Mystery Dungeon, Zanki Zero, and even Mortal Kombat are vying for the staff’s attention.
Square Enix was showing off a number of upcoming titles at this year’s PAX. Mike Apps got a chance to spend some time with Dragon Quest Builders 2 on PlayStation 4, as well as the upcoming Nintendo Switch versions of Final Fantasy X|X-2 and Final Fantasy XII.
A strange and eldritch letter is found, seeped with fluids best left unknown. What outrageous piece of code has thus defiled the mind of one of this site’s bold writers and left behind such pieces that, were they placed as jigsaw sets, would show the holes wherein exist dark horrors no light may resist.
While at PAX East this year I got the chance to play a quick demo of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition on Switch to see how it controls. I then got a chance to sit down for a quick talk with Beamdog’s CEO, Trent Oster about the past and future of the company.
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.
The RPG Elements column returns for a couple of imported JRPG art books. This edition looks at the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Artworks: Alrest Record and the Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception / Mask of Truth Official Visual Collection.
During a recent press event, RPGamer’s Charalampos Papadimitriou was able to spend some time with Anthem. In addition to coming back with some gameplay footage, he also had the opportunity to put some questions to producer Scylla Costa.
The slew of game re-releases on the PC is one of the strongest points for the argument that the PC beats consoles as the best retro machine. This month on the #CRPGClub, we played Final Fantasy VI, available through Steam on the PC.
After taking our traditional month off, unbound by deadlines, to fully digest last year’s releases, the RPGamer staff has voted for and tallied up our Best of 2018 Awards. Please enjoy.
Dragon Quest XI, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ni no Kuni II — there were many fantastic releases in 2018. But before we reveal our Game of the Year, RPGamer staff members sit down and ponder their personal top threes from last year.
The RPGamer staff have readied their gaming resolutions. Let’s see what the staff intends to achieve game-wise in 2019.
Sam Wachter returns with a final edition for Backloggin’ the Year. She looks back at what she managed to clear out in 2018 despite some trying periods.
2019 already has plenty of titles to get excited for. The RPGamer staff picked out a selection of games they are most anticipating and are keen to hear what readers are looking forward to.
RPG Backtrack Sidetrack wraps up the year looking at Curse of the Azure Bonds, Wasteland 2 and Valkyria Chronicles. Do these PC games hold up as we approach 2019?
Welcome back to RPG Elements, the corner of RPGamer where we take a look at select merchandise related to the RPGs we love. Kicking off Volume 2 of the column, we take a look at three decades’ worth of Akira Toriyama’s contributions to the seminal Dragon Quest franchise.
Adventure Corner returns, providing impressions and pseudo-reviews for games that don’t fall under our regular coverage. Today, we dive to the role of an Earth Defense Force (EDF) recruit, sworn to protect the earth from aliens and monsters.
C Prompt Games is a new studio founded by industry veterans Ian Fischer and Robert Fermier. Its first title, Heretic Operative, is coming in early 2019 and Ian and Robert were kind enough to answer several of RPGamer’s questions about the game.
You have likely heard of book, wine or movie clubs. But, as a fan loving member of RPGamer, you might find more interest in our new gaming group, the CRPGClub!