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.
Sam has been playing a lot of games from her backlog while trying not to buy too many new ones. Has she been succeeding on the challenges she set for herself? Let’s see how she did during the first three months of 2021.
For his first Backloggin’ update, Pascal feels the humiliation of being defeated by a buffed backlog boss. It’s not called ‘Backlog Boondoggle’ for nothing, folks.
Anna Marie is back for a second month, but she had less success in bustin’ her backlog in February than in January. Some really great games came out this month, so it’s a little understandable.
A modern Japanese office building is being haunted by ghostly apparitions each night. After falling asleep at his desk, Jun Tsukimiya awakes to find himself locked in for the night just as the haunting begins anew.
Paul Shkreli takes a look back on the first month of his year-long quest to pound through his backlog of games. Come take a look at this ’90s selection of games.
Anna Marie looks back at the first month of the year, what games were wrapped up, and what’s coming in the future. Spoilers: there’s probably going to be a lot less backloggin’ in February.
In a tough year for many, video games helped provide plenty of much-needed solace, enjoyment, and heart. After taking our usual few weeks to fully digest the past year’s releases, RPGamer is proud to present our Best of 2020 awards.
What started as a humble feature running solo has now blossomed into a foursome of RPGamer staff each trying to blast their own backlog. In this introductory post, you can learn a little more about this year’s backloggin’ crew, their backlog, and how each will be tackling their pile of games.
Need to figure out where to ease into Ys? This guide has you covered, laying out the series in its entirety and a trio of starting games to tackle.