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Looking for Volunteers!

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.

Weekend Gaming Playlist

The weekend is here once again, where our dreams of gaming often fall by the wayside to menial tasks, such as cleaning house, laundry, or that never-ending yard work.

Final Fantasy Reset

A discussion on a theorized return to roots for the mainline entries of the Final Fantasy franchise.

Weekend Gaming Playlist

Here we are, once again, on the cusp of the glorious weekend, and along with it come hopes and dreams for some quality gaming time!

Into the Vault: A 2018 Journey Through Dragon Quest I

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.

Weekend Gaming Playlist

My upcoming weekend is sizing up to be good for games. I’m going to be juggling a few different (wildly diverse) titles, so welcome along for the ride.

Game of the Year Watch 2018

We take a look at the best RPG released on the Switch in 2018, in anticipation of Switch RPG's first annual RPG of the Year Awards!

Quick Tips for Octopath Traveler

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.

Multiplayer RPGs We Need On Switch

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.

Weekend Gaming Playlist

Whether you've been playing along with the rest of us, or just listening in to all the conversation, it's truly been a great week to be an RPG fan.

Great RPG Music On: Playstation (PS1)

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.

Things I Wish Were In More RPGs

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.

Official Podcast Episode #15

The guys dive into Octopath Traveler discussion. It'll be spoiler free, so don't worry if you aren't too far yet! They cover mechanics, music, look, feel, all the good stuff.

Obscure RPGS: River City Ransom

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.

Video Games as Literature

Can a video game offer the same depth of characters and insight into the human condition as a novel? Can a video game possess substantial literary merit?

Weekend Gaming Playlist

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.

Great RPG Music On: SNES

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!

SwitchRPG: June by the Numbers

So last month was a crazy month for the website and the app! In fact, it was once again our best month yet. Here's a rundown of the numbers.

Weekend Gaming Playlist

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.

Weekend Gaming Playlist

The weekend has returned, and along with it comes a couple of games that I hope to jump into over the next few days!

Obscure RPGs: Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing

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.

The Most Influential Final Fantasy Ever

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.