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  • Blog Post: This Week In Mobile – Flying, Mining, And Dying In Space

    It was hard to narrow down this list because a ton of mobile games released this week, many of which look quite good. This week’s games are some of the most polished mobile releases I’ve seen in a while. Mines of Mars Developer: Crescent Moon Games Platform: iOS Price: $4.99 One of this week’s... More
  • Blog Post: One Night Stand: Lost Odyssey

    We all tend to fall back on our staple gaming genres, sometimes at the expense of trying new things. In One Night Stand, I'm going to try a game I wouldn't normally play for one evening. This time it's Mistwalker's JRPG Lost Odyssey. This will seem like heresy to many of our readers,... More
  • Blog Post: Where RPGs Can Improve

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – RPGs With Tedious Starts Shouldn’t Get A Free Pass

    Tedium is inherently subjective. Some folks like turning over every last stone on the hunt for that last powerful item. Others like grinding for hours in RPGs to maximize their entire party’s potential. However, it’s safe to assume that the broad majority of gamers are interested in having... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Why Cliché RPGs Won’t Cut It Anymore

    The role-playing game genre's focus on stories has always drawn me. Having a reason to play beyond "let's get to the end" is a powerful lure. For over two decades, I've enjoyed watching characters grow to save the world. The ending credits always matter so much more with the added... 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
  • Blog Post: Unfortunate Timing: RPGs Released Late In The PSP’s Life Cycle

    The PSP has been winding down in North America over the last few years, and with the Vita on the market, publishers are hesitant to bring over games late in the portable’s life cycle – many of which are RPGs. As an RPG fan, I yearn for and wonder about these games. Maybe an opportunity will... More
  • Blog Post: Sleeper RPGs: 10 Games You Shouldn’t Miss

    These role-playing games may have not been the flashiest, and their budgets probably weren’t bursting with dollar signs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t special. We searched far and wide to find a variety of games with RPG elements to feature. Some are purely strategy, others are... More
  • Blog Post: The 2011 RPG Of The Year Awards

    We may not be getting as many role-playings games these days as compared to previous years, but fans of the genre still had some fantastic options in 2011. The sprawling open worlds, punishing boss fights, and compelling storytelling in this year’s RPGs demonstrated that developers are from exhausting... More
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