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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Rollers Of The Realm

    Rollers of the Realm takes two disparate genres, RPGs and pinball, and combines them. You can find an early extended look at the game here. Atlus' John Hardin, myself, and Jeff Marchiafava take a look at a pre-release version of the game below. You'll see some of the gameplay of a pinball RPG... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Tales Of Xillia 2

    Tales of Xillia 2 hits store shelves today. What better time to see the game in action? Bandai Namco has delighted RPG fans over the years with its charming Tales series. Tales of Xillia 2 picks up a year after the events of the first game , letting you see how the worlds and characters have grown. New... More
  • Blog Post: The Return of Leliana In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    The characters are part of what makes the Dragon Age experience, and seeing who will return for Dragon Age: Inquisition has been exciting. So far, we've looked at Varric and Cassandra . Today, we're going to focus on Leliana, the left hand of the Divine. For the most part, Leliana has been peaceful... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 RPGs Of The Generation

    We spent our time celebrating the best PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 , and Wii games of the generation. Now we're diving into the best of various genres. Today, we're taking a look at the best role-playing games of the last console generation. Developers got more creative during the cycle, attempting... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    As we continue our journey exploring freedom in games , I want to look back at a game that had a significant impact on my free time: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The Elder Scrolls is a series that comes to a lot of gamers' minds when they think about games where they've truly felt free to... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In World Of Warcraft

    My mind started racing with ideas when we here at Game Informer decided to reflect on games that made us feel free for the Fourth of July . I still remember gleefully tearing across the countryside in ATV Offroad Fury and creating imaginative freeform missions in GoldenEye 007 with my friends via its... More
  • Blog Post: PS1 RPGs That Should Be On PSN

    The PlayStation Store’s “classics” section has been a great way to reunite with games from your past. Games that I thought I’d never get to experience again, such as Xenogears and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, have surfaced through the store. As an RPG fan, I’m always eagerly... More
  • Blog Post: The Return Of Cassandra In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has new characters joining the fight, but old faces are also returning to help restore peace. Recently, we looked at what confirmed party member Varric would bring to the table . Now we're delving into Cassandra's potential and why she's an intriguing character to... More
  • Blog Post: Versus Mode – Debating Dragon Age: Origins

    Versus Mode is a special feature that we're doing today, and it focuses on two editors debating the merits of a particular game or series. This entry features managing editor Matt Bertz and associate editor Kimberley Wallace debating Dragon Age: Origins. Kim: So I'm a big fan of Dragon Age. I... More
  • Blog Post: Grind Time: The RPG Show: Episode 1 – Persona

    Update: Did you miss our first episode? We've got you covered. We've included the full episode below. Original Story: I fell in love with role-playing games when I was young, and my devotion hasn’t faded. I love playing them, and I love interacting with community members and hearing their... More
  • Blog Post: The Return Of Varric In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Ever since I spotted Varric in the first Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer , I’ve been excited for his return to Thedas. His jokes, tall tales, and loyalty made him my favorite party member in Dragon Age II. Sure, the rogue might be prone to embellishing the truth, but you know that he has your back... More
  • Blog Post: The Tales Games We Missed

    These days I'm pleasantly surprised by the steady Tales releases in North America. For a period during the PS2 and PS3 era, I questioned how Bandai Namco felt about the series' potential in the U.S. market. We saw poor localization decisions, like bringing over Tales of Legendia as opposed to... More
  • Blog Post: PS2 RPG HD Collections We'd Like To See

    The PS2 era was a blast for role-playing game fans. We were inundated with RPGs, making it nigh impossible to keep up with every release. Unfortunately, the console RPG market hasn't been the same due to the high development costs on newer, more powerful consoles. Not all is lost, though. In the... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Square Enix Has A Lot To Prove To RPG Fans

    I’m often asked about Square Enix’s place in the modern RPG market. I feel conflicted on the subject. The fan in me is still excited for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV, while the logical part of me feels like the company has moved away from what made people fall in love... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

    Next Tuesday marks the release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PlayStation 3 and Vita. We thought we'd give you a glimpse into the experience in our latest test chamber. Today, our review went live, but we wanted you to see the visual upgrades for yourself. As such, Andrew Reiner and Joe Juba... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Final Fantasy X

    Can you believe it's been nearly thirteen years since we first had the opportunity to listen to Tidus's story? In 2001, Square Enix released Final Fantasy X on the PlayStation 2, and it was a great way to show off the console's power with its cinematic cutscenes. It also brought us to the... More
  • Blog Post: Reflecting On Persona’s Growth And New Ventures

    This week, Atlus USA confirmed four new Persona games are coming to our shores. From another fighting game to a dance-party rhythm title, these spin-offs are showing just how much the franchise has grown throughout the years. While Persona will always be entrenched in its RPG roots, it’s interesting... More
  • Blog Post: RPG Spotlight: Atelier

    One of the questions readers ask me most is if they would like a particular series. As a way to provide the answer and celebrate beloved franchises, RPG Spotlight gives a concise overview of the elements that give a franchise its heart and soul. In this edition, I take a look at Gust’s Atelier... More
  • Blog Post: Five Reasons To Return To Diablo III After Patch 2.0.1

    Diablo III made waves when it released in the summer of 2012, but since then developer Blizzard has struggled to balance endgame and loot. Blizzard’s newest answer to the problem is Patch 2.0.1. This isn’t just a game update – it’s a game overhaul. Almost no part of the game has... More
  • Blog Post: RPG Spotlight: Suikoden

    One of the questions readers ask me most is if they would like a particular series. As a way to provide the answer and celebrate beloved franchises, RPG Spotlight gives a concise overview of the elements that give a franchise its heart and soul. In this edition, I take a look at Konami’s Suikoden... More
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