When level grinding in an RPG grinds players to the ground, they shouldn’t beat themselves up for feeling beat down. Players should know it’s okay to not finish a game and that the five-hour rule can help start one that may otherwise seem risky.
Life is like a package of supermarket sushi. You might know what you’d like to get, but there will always be that one item in the corner of the box that you just don’t like. Will it be eel? Fish eggs? Eggplant? When the right ingredients come together, most anything is possible, even if we don’t have to like the results.
Upcoming Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set to showcase the series’ first fully open-world game. Will the pivot be fraught with peril or full of potential?
Have you ever felt disappointed when you defeat the final boss and then the true final boss appears? A winning strategy for both developers and players means there must be a clear path to such a plot-twist.
A fan of Final Fantasy ventures on a Dragon Quest and becomes a convert. His problem now is deciding which will be his next slimy adventure.
After giving ourselves a week to digest everything, some RPGamer staff members have picked out their favourites from Summer Game Fest and E3’s showcases. We hope you enjoy reading about our picks and invite readers to share theirs.
Imagine one of the most beloved 16-bit era RPGs remade with one of the most bedazzling game styles today. It would be dancing madness if Final Fantasy VI Remake didn’t become a reality soon.
Rote fetch quests for mere loot are bland. The ideal sidequest should enhance an RPG’s main story with savory immersion, letting players connect more deeply with the game.
When considering new battle systems, it’s safe to say that finding a good one is comforting. But finding a great battle system requires bravely leaving one’s comfortable starting town and venturing on a heroic quest into the unknown.
World-saving adventure has three essential ingredients, all of which can be found in 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. Players might take them for granted, however.
It’s always interesting to look back at games that shaped you as a gamer and for Erik van Asselt this certainly is one of those games. Take a trip down memory lane with him and discover the secrets of the Sword Coast.
God of War isn’t an RPG, but it takes a lot of elements from the genre, especially story development. Jervon played through it as an RPGamer and found himself analyzing his own relationship with his estranged father.
JRPG Study Time is a series where we explore the vast world of JRPGs and how they have evolved. This time, we take a look at one of the genre’s most accomplished modern titles, Persona 5 Royal.
Being a niche gamer can be a lonely endeavor. Jervon explores the beauty and frustrations of it and how Phantasy Star Online 2 is challenging his preconceived notions of friendships, personal fulfillment, and moving on
JRPG Study Time is a new series where we explore the vast world of JRPGs and how they have evolved. We start with a look at the title that laid the technical and narrative ground work for many games to come.
The Yo-kai Watch series is the perfect complement to lounging by the pool or avoiding mass infection. Slow down, whip out that stylus, and look under some vending machines.
In this article Erik van Asselt looks at the recent much anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII. And he finds out it is not his cup of tea.
Quarantine and self-isolation have given us plenty of time to follow our hobbies. Possibly too much time. But nobody ever said that it was time that must be spent on the new, after all. Old games need love, too, and they always have things for us to ponder.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is already in some people’s hands but Zack Webster only just recently managed to finish the 1997 original. How does the classic feel to a first-timer over twenty years after its original release?
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.