With the success of the Nintendo Switch, the RPG Database here has exploded in terms of the number of games being added and tracked. Due to all of the games and data we want to keep up with, and with everything else we have going on, we are looking for help.
Last week, I began my jaunt into the "olden times" with a game widely considered as the one that changed everything for the RPG genre in 1986: Dragon Quest I. Through my time with it, I fell both in love and in hate with so many of its varied aspects.
Octopath Traveler has been out for a little over a week now, and I’m sure that a lot of people have delved deep into it by now. Here are a few tips that I’ve come to realize over my 40 hour adventure thus far that may be obvious to some, but may help others as well.
The success of games like Fortnite and the release of Nintendo’s online platform later on in the year have my inner reels of speculation working overtime right now... I want to speculate on multiplayer RPGs that could see a release on the Switch.
Instead of agonizing over definitive favorites, I’ve decided to simply pick pieces that evoke a strong sense of nostalgia rather than the choices necessarily being my absolute favorites of each game. That said, this list is filled to the brim with PS1 goodness, so let's jump right into it.
As I’ve come to experience new and/or interesting takes on RPG systems over the years, I’ve also found myself subconsciously comparing games to others when features I’ve grown fond of are absent in whatever the current title might be. Here's what I’d like to see in more RPGs.
Goals are a great thing to have in life. Many people strive for fame, fortune, family, and a purpose in life. Well, at the age of 5, my goal was this: beat a game called River City Ransom every single day all summer long. Yeah, I was that dork.
The resulting article is lengthy, but its purpose is to offer an alternative perspective on the nature of role-playing game development, marketing and promotion, and design when approaching and appreciating new titles, such as the soon-to-be released Octopath Traveler.
We're quickly approaching weekend territory once again, folks, and with it comes some more gaming plans! I'm going on vacation starting next weekend, so I have a whole list of honey do's to complete beforehand.
Welcome back to my RPG Music Series, where I throw out some of my personal favorite tracks of mine from across various platforms. This one in particular is going to be a doozy, so prepare yourself accordingly!
Welcome to another Weekend Gaming Playlist, where the games are hot, except when their graphical fidelity drops when they are in handheld mode. Then they're even hotter. Luckily, the games I'm hoping to catch up on this weekend are varied in nature, but have clear-cut objectives to strive towards.
Thinking about the release of Mario Tennis Aces over the past few days has had me revisiting my sports/RPG nostalgic reserves and, specifically, focusing in on the first sports RPG I can remember playing: Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing.
Although not the first or even necessarily best JRPG series, what Final Fantasy started back in 1987 most definitely played a large role in bringing the genre into the mainstream light, especially in the West.