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Social Links are the Best Part of Persona 3

Persona 3 is one of the best JRPGs ever developed. The story was moving, the gameplay made turn-based combat relevant again, the music was a catchy fusion of jazz and vocals, and the social interactions, epitomized in the community links, exemplified its fresh take on the genre. That sense of community is what I feel… » 7/26/15 1:40pm 7/26/15 1:40pm

Great Expectations - What I'm looking forward to in the future

With the past three months seeing the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 (and that demo nobody cared about), Bloodborne, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt we’ve seen a release schedule sure to please many gamers regardless of the various issues each game has. However being gamers looking in the past is so last week, who cares… » 5/27/15 1:30pm 5/27/15 1:30pm

Edge of Eternity: An interesting Console JRPG on Kickstarter

Midgar Studio returns to Kickstarter with Edge of Eternity: a JRPG for PC and next gen consoles, utilizing an ATB battle system, a Sci-fi fantasy setting, and the reason I'm interested in it is a chance for a soundtrack by the legendary Yasunori Mitsuda, of Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross fame! » 2/23/15 8:48pm 2/23/15 8:48pm

Why the Sega spirit isn't dead, but sadly just isn't on the forefront

What is SEGA to most really nowadays? Even to the most hardcore gamers, who play games like Danganropa or Bayonetta 2, it is more or less, "shitty Sonic games", or "those western PC games that aren't really made by Sega". Alien Isolation is a great game, but rarely associated with the Sega of old. News on Sega are… » 1/17/15 8:14am 1/17/15 8:14am

7 More Reasons Terranigma is the Best SNES RPG Most Gamers Never Played

If the first two acts of Terranigma were an ode to creation and nature, the massive third act is a requiem of history and humanity, a dark assemblage of surprisingly tragic events for a 16-bit game that goes beyond the normal RPG tropes. This is the second part of my Terranigma retrospective, focusing more on the plot… » 11/26/14 7:05am 11/26/14 7:05am

The Story Behind the Only Square RPG Developed in North America

Secret of Evermore is one of the most underrated RPGs in gaming. Released in 1995 on the SNES, it's a love letter to what is best about JRPGs, with influences from Secret of Mana and even cameos by Final Fantasy characters like Cecil from FFIV. But it also weaves its own identity with a quirky narrative… » 9/29/14 12:49pm 9/29/14 12:49pm