It’s the sixth Backloggin’ report from Anna Marie. It’s halfway through the years and lofty goals are starting to look attainable.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To be a JRPG fan and spreading good cheer! #JRPGJuly is the hap-happiest time, of the year! Welcome to another year of #JRPGJuly, where RPGamer staff will be celebrating the month sharing our love of JRPGs with the community through streams and write-ups.
Trails! SaGa! Dragon Quest, oh my! Sam is back for another three months of backlog slaying. Has she made a huge dent in her epic collection? Or bought a ton of games? Find out in this quarterly installment of Backloggin’ the Year!
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.
In the month of May, Paul focused on vintage Sailor Moon games. Find out which games are a treat and which ones are a punishment in the name of the moon!
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.
The fifth Backloggin’ report from Anna Marie. Was progress made on her backlog? Despite a handful of hiccups, yes!
Twenty-three years after the first game launched in Japan, western RPGamers can finally be a part of the Famicom Detective Club. The Nintendo Switch remakes of the two titles provide a pair of recommendable murder mysteries.
The islands of the Lental Region are laid back, but there’s still the “gotta catch ’em all” energy in the newest entry to the Pokémon series. From the heights of an active volcano to the depths of the ocean, Pokémon really do live everywhere.
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.
Lost Eidolons is a strategy RPG game in development by by a new Korean and U.S. based game studio Ocean Drive Studio. RPGamer was able to interview Jin Sang Kim, the Creative Director for Lost Eidolons, about the story and mechanics of the game.
For those just getting into SaGa Frontier, the first question is which character to start with. We have gathered a veritable Circle of SaGes, each tasked with taking one of SaGa Frontier’s protagonists and explaining why (or why not) they are a good initial option to take.
Paul Shkreli continues his monthly saga to clear his backlog. April’s recap features titles from the Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo DS and more.
Save me Mr Tako returns in a Definitive Edition, with a new publisher and more features. While not strictly an RPG, one little octopus trying to save the world may still appeal to RPGamers looking for a challenge.
Ryan Radcliff jumps into the Backloggin’ report fracas with the first four months of progress with the Retro Wheel of RPGs, Scar also reveals how it’s trying to kill him with alcohol, and what awaits our hero in the future.
Anna Marie is back with her fourth Backloggin’ report. Was progress made on her backlog? Well…No.
The Yakuza games have allowed players to beat up thugs and explore the streets of Japan for over 15 years. With a dozen different localized releases to choose from, RPGamer takes a crack at helping players figure out where to get into this unique series.
Anna Marie is back with her third Backloggin’ report. It’s another month focused on newer releases, but at least the backlog hasn’t grown.
While briefly sidelined in March, Paul is back to discuss his RPG and other adventures during the months of February and March. Is his backlog actually shrinking?
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.