The JRPG legacy is synonymous with experimentation; even the most fondly-remembered titles, upon more frank inspection, reveal themselves as unique if not downright bizarre. How did this tradition begin, and where has it run off to?
Category: Impressions & Editorials
In Outward, the player is not some hero who is destined to save the world, but an ordinary person who needs to etch out a living in this harsh land. Phil Willis helps us determine if this is a life worth living, or better left behind.
Vaporum was designed and released for the PC a couple of years back. Does the PS4 release hold up for this grid-based steampunk dungeon crawler?
Michael Apps got the chance to try a build of Indivisible at PAX East, to see how the RPG from the creators of Skullgirls is shaping up. Find out within how the demo of the game showed off the beautiful hand drawn 2D art.
Yuke’s take a shot at the Earth Defense Force series. Does this entry hit the mark, or is this one rain storm you want to avoid?
Sam Wachter takes a trip down memory lane as she recounts her inability to complete Phantasy Star as a child. Twenty years later, she finds success and completion with the Sega Ages edition for the Nintendo Switch.
I recently got the chance to try out a newly-revealed area of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night at PAX East. Reminiscent of classic clock tower...
Square Enix was showing off a number of upcoming titles at this year’s PAX. Mike Apps got a chance to spend some time with Dragon Quest Builders 2 on PlayStation 4, as well as the upcoming Nintendo Switch versions of Final Fantasy X|X-2 and Final Fantasy XII.
A strange and eldritch letter is found, seeped with fluids best left unknown. What outrageous piece of code has thus defiled the mind of one of this site’s bold writers and left behind such pieces that, were they placed as jigsaw sets, would show the holes wherein exist dark horrors no light may resist.
In this edition of the Adventure Corner we romance the sons of famous detectives in London Detective Mysteria. Who did Sam Wachter romance in her first playthrough? Let’s find out.
While looking cheap and unpolished, perhaps there is something decent to be found in the indie dungeon crawler Crimson Keep. Will that hope hold true? Let’s find out.
For its 20th Anniversary special, Gust’s Atelier series provides something which, while a little different, still hews close to the things that made it all great in the first place.
Over six months had passed since Nintendo revealed any information on the forthcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It will take another five months for the game to finally hit the Switch, so a pair of staffers have fun analyzing the latest trailer.
In this edition of Adventure Corner, Joshua dives into the Iranian revolution via 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. This Telltale-inspired title marks a unique instance of a game providing context and clarity to historical events.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent dared us to look our worst nightmares in the face and keep a grip on our sanity. With Soma, Frictional Games instead turns a dark mirror inwards, this time making us ponder our very sense of humanity.
Welcome to the Funplex, where all your dreams come true. This eight-episode romp is going to give you all the feelings, so make sure you have your quarters ready.
Good monsters never die, and neither do game franchises. Wonder Boy is proving this with its first new addition in two decades, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.
Michael Baker takes a look at the newest adventure-RPG from Himalaya Studios. Given his experiences with the genre, will he… Hey! He likes it! Hey, Mikey!
Sam Wachter is playing through her Steam backlog and sharing some gems along the way. One of the first games she completed this year released back in 2016. Kathy Rain: A Detective is Born is a Twin Peaks inspired point and click adventure game that is sure to twist some heads.
Does the latest Etrian Odyssey’s blend of eight games worth of innovation make a worthy swan song to the long-running 3DS series? RPGamer takes an early look at Etrian Odyssey Nexus.