Category: Editorials

Thank You, Murayama-san

Yoshitaka Murayama passing on February 6, 2024, marked a sad day in the RPG community. Sam Wachter shares a special tribute about the importance of Murayama’s work and the power of finding community.

Ode to the Overworld

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.

How Modern Pixel-Art RPGs Shine

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.

No Shame in Quitting a Game

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.