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Play Final Fantasy VII With Us In Our New Game Club
on January 22, 2016 at 04:01 PM
Update: Winners have been selected! Check your "Conversations" inbox on this website to see if you won! If not, we encourage you to play along with us anyway! For some time, members of the Game Informer staff have wanted to organize a game club so that the entire Game Informer community could...
Replay – Rogue Galaxy
on January 15, 2016 at 08:00 PM
Classics from yesteryear are suddenly new again on PlayStation 4. Our Replay mailbag is overflowing with requests to revisit the PlayStation 2 games Sony is re-releasing on PlayStation 4. We already took a look at the excellent stealth game Mark of Kri , today we're revisiting Rogue Galaxy, an ambitious...
Where RPGs Can Improve
on January 28, 2014 at 02:31 PM
We just entered a new console generation and are anxiously awaiting new games from our favorite genres. All genres have places they can improve and RPGs are no different. These are some areas where RPGs could use some refining and take bigger leaps in innovation. Eliminate Random Encounters Random encounters...
Top 50 Challenge – Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch
on November 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM
As a fan of both JRPGs like the Final Fantasy series and Studio Ghibli’s work, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch seemed like a no brainer for me. Yet when the game came out earlier this year it continued to slip off my must-play list. After setting aside my shiny new PlayStation 4, I finally...
Perfecting Persona: How Atlus USA Bloomed
on September 17, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Atlus USA has become a go-to publisher for niche Japanese role-playing games, with Persona earning the company its reputation. The mature RPG franchise deals with heavy issues, centering on self-acceptance, and forces characters to confront their deepest fears. The true-to-life writing has earned high...
Places: Dark Souls' Blighttown
on May 31, 2013 at 03:02 PM
When people bail on Dark Souls and its enthralling world, Lordran, they’re typically in one of two places: Anor Londo, the city of gods; or Blighttown, a deep, hostile cavern. The latter is commonly strung up on forums and message boards as a sacrificial lamb for all to point at and punish. The...
Moments: Persona 3’s Junpei and Chidori
on May 03, 2013 at 12:30 PM
We often meet people who change our lives in some profound way. Perhaps they teach us something we didn't know about ourselves, force us to become a better version of ourselves, or maybe they show us what it means to put someone else first. Either way, once these people enter our lives, we're...
Games Where Traditional JRPG Battle Systems Thrive
on August 28, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Turn-based battle systems are like cherished childhood toys. We had a blast together in games like Dragon Quest and Phantasy Star, creating unforgettable memories. Then something happened: New toys entered the picture, flashier and more advanced. I couldn’t ignore them even if I tried – the...
Moments: Banished from Potos Village in Secret of Mana
on August 08, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Since I’ve been writing a lot about what games made RPGs my genre of choice, I’ve had Secret of Mana on my mind. I never think about Secret of Mana without reminiscing about the heartbreaking moment where the main character gets banished from Potos Village. The scene hits you right in the...
Return Of The Pixel: The Call For An Old-Fashioned Final Fantasy
on July 26, 2012 at 02:00 PM
No game in my must-play backlog can beat the gravitas and hype of Final Fantasy VI. A few weeks ago, I finally downloaded the RPG onto my Wii and started playing. My Final Fantasy-loving friends were ecstatic when I revealed I was playing it for the first time. I’ve invested many hours into my...
This Generation's Must-Play JRPGs
on March 26, 2012 at 09:00 PM
It’s no secret that this generation of video games hasn’t been particularly kind to Japanese games in general, and Japanese RPGs in particular have fallen out of favor. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing in this once-beloved genre worth playing from the past five years. With this...
Editorial: The Incredible Shrinking RPG
on August 08, 2011 at 03:03 PM
As a longtime fan of role-playing games, most of my decisions regarding new console purchases were decided by which system had the best RPGs. Though I loved my SNES, I didn’t think twice about abandoning Nintendo and buying a PlayStation instead of an N64. In retrospect, I absolutely made the right...
Take A Walk Through Square Enix's Japan Office
on June 17, 2011 at 09:25 PM
If you were to take a stroll down the streets of downtown Shinjuku, Japan, you'd be hard-pressed to identify which inconspicuous office tower was home to Final Fantasy. There are not gigantic bahamut statues or neon signs indicating that the uncontested king of JRPGs sits within the nondescript building...
Where Did All The JRPGs Go?
on November 15, 2010 at 07:15 PM
As a longtime fan of JRPGs, I often find myself wondering what ever happened to all of the Japan-developed RPGs that I grew up playing on the SNES and PlayStation. Triple-A million-dollar-budget behemoths like Final Fantasy XIII (pictured above) are very much the exception these days. Obviously much...
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