Sidequests can serve many different functions in RPGs. In this editorial, we look at how Final Fantasy XVI and Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s offerings keep the worldbuilding going while the main plot charges on ahead.
Monolith Soft released its promised story DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Future Redeemed provides another excellently-executed experience that places a final cap on the trilogy.
With the recent releases of The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero and Trails to Azure, western RPGamers are finally able to experience the full story of Crossbell. Nihon Falcom’s examinations of the city state’s challenges makes it one the standout RPG settings.
Tales of Symphonia Remastered launches this week, giving it the opportunity to draw new fans and giving veterans the chance to appreciate it all over again. Alex takes a fond look back at how it was a key part of forming his interest in the genre.
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is releasing in two days on PlayStation consoles. Take a trip down memory lane with Sam Wachter as she reflects on playing the game for the first time in years.
Monolith Soft’s resurgence shouldn’t be a surprise. By keeping the narrative strengths of the Xenosaga series in its proverbial DNA, the Xenoblade Chronicles series has become Jervon’s favorite JRPG series.
Welcome to JRPG Study Time, a series following a JRPG newbie and his pursuit of knowledge about the exciting world of said genre of games. Read on as we trace mechanical evolution and trends through the ages.
I’m not over the moon for the overworld, but I do love a good one and, like many gamers, prefer titles with one rather than without. It’s a staple of RPGs that shouldn’t be overlooked or underappreciated.
RPGamers who love to create as well as play RPGs will soon be able to give their imagination free rein with the upcoming RPG Maker Unite, as if backlogged game piles weren’t enough of a time sink already.
The Nintendo Direct for February 2022 was pretty massive for RPG devotees. No less than nine significant titles were revealed, from remakes to all-new games, which players will happily wishlist, backlog, or play this year.
Gaming nostalgia isn’t a new thing. That said, modernized pixel-art titles aren’t just a blast from the past since many add once-futuristic visuals to the mix, creating a truly unforgettable look and feel.
A role-playing game can absolutely win Game of the Year at The Game Awards. Doing so ensures outstanding prestige, which promotes the overall value of this rich and rewarding genre.
How did players enjoy RPGs long ago with 2D sprites and few colors? The magic spell that bedazzles RPGamers might be more than meets the eye.
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.