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  • Blog Post: 2013 RPG of the Year Awards

    2013 wasn't exactly a blockbuster year for role-playing games, but that doesn't mean it was dull. The year had long-established series keeping beat (Pokémon X & Y), classic franchises returning (Ys, Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei), and completely new games debuting (Ni No Kuni, Dragon's... More
  • Blog Post: The Best RPG Characters To Hang Out With

    I spend a lot of time in virtual worlds, but what always draws me in are the characters I explore them with. I find part of why I love role-playing games so much is the distinct personalities of these characters; they often become more than just images on the screen. Every so often while I play, I find... More
  • Blog Post: Casual Chats: Why Party Bonding Matters In RPGs

    Saving the world is a prime plot device used throughout video games. It makes sense; an innate desire to be a hero fills us all, and having the world’s fate in our hands is the best way to feel the thrill. I’m happy to be a savior, but I’ve found that I’m more interested in seeing... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Fire Emblem: Awakening

    If you read my review , you already know I'm currently having a love affair with Fire Emblem: Awakening. Now it's time to actually see the game in action for yourself. In the video below, join host Andrew Reiner and I as we fight through a beginning battle, show off the world map, watch a cutscene... More
  • Blog Post: What’s Coming For The JRPG In 2013

    With another year in session, it’s time for JRPG fans to get a look at what’s on the horizon. The following games are set for a 2013 release, hopefully satiating JRPGs fans’ hunger. Of course, this is not a definitive list; we expect many more JRPG announcements as the year goes on... More
  • Blog Post: The 3DS’ Importance For RPGs

    Role-playing fans probably didn’t anticipate that the Nintendo DS would become a go-to platform for the genre. After all, RPGs have classically dominated home consoles; the PlayStation 2 epitomized the RPGs of the era, bursting with cutscenes and voice acting. With this generation and its superior... More
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