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  • Blog Post: The 10 Best Strategy/RPGs You Can Purchase Now

    The strategy/RPG has always been a niche genre, which is ironic since it's a hybrid of two popular genres in Japan. Great series like Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Shining Force have no doubt put it on gamers' radar, but the genre is like a diamond in the rough with only a few releases... More
  • 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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