Tag Archive - jrpg

How Persona proves age ratings are nonsense

21 October 2015 by , No Comments

I’ve been playing quite a lot of Persona Q lately. It’s an oddly addictive little game with an adorable visual style and a tonne of great continuity nods and gags for fans of Persona 3 and 4. In many ways, I like it better than its originals. Sure, the story is a lot weaker and […]

Why we should hope for gay characters in the next Fire Emblem

10 April 2015 by , No Comments

All right people, there’s something we’ve got to address: Fire Emblem is really, really, really gay. And that’s okay. At first, the series had just a few characters like Rickard openly hitting on same-sex allies but, since the 2000’s, Fire Emblem has been power-levelling its Queerness stat. Florina is so obviously in love with Lyn […]

Exit Fate – Indie Game Review

29 August 2013 by , No Comments

Not just the best indie game I’ve played yet, but one of the best RPG’s I’ve played. Ever. Game: Exit Fate Creator: SCF Genre: RPG / Tactical RPG Completion Time: 40~50 Hours Download Links: – Windows: http://site.scfworks.com/?page_id=10

Final Fantasy blamed for murder

28 January 2013 by , No Comments

The phrase “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” seems rather appropriate to define my stance on this matter. While I haven’t enjoyed a Square game in years (discounting remakes), I feel obliged to rush to their aid in this battle: if only because the other side is forehead-slappingly stupid. According to Kotaku, a […]

Elementlar Rising – Indie Game Review

19 January 2013 by , No Comments

This week, Sam returns to indie reviews with Elementlar Rising: a science fantasy magipunk tale that’s… actually an anime-inspired RPG. This can only end one way. Game: Elementlar Rising Creator: jad4321 Genre: RPG Completion Time: Unknown Download Links: – Windows: http://www.4shared.com/file/_EecCsDA/ER1_GAME.html

Why do villains want to destroy everything?

14 September 2011 by , No Comments

“Soon, I will have the MacGuffin and when I do I shall use its vaguely-defined powers to destroy the world!” A familiar statement to anybody who loves story-based games, I’m sure you’ll agree. So many times we’ve ploughed through hordes of psychotic soldiers, demonic invaders and Terminator knockoffs only to find that the primary antagonist’s […]

Xenoblade Chronicles

6 September 2011 by , No Comments

Like Persona 4, Xenoblade Chronicles is an RPG that comes towards the end of its console’s lifespan and ultimately proves to be one of the best examples of the genre you’re ever likely to find. This sixty hour behemoth of a game was definitely made for fans of the genre, with a plot that plays […]

No more “cute” characters, please. This is serious.

28 August 2011 by , No Comments

By “cute” I’m not talking about the demure wallflower of a childhood friend who looks sweet and innocent but whose personality is no deeper than, “I love the hero” or the twelve-year old gothic lolita who is somehow the most powerful melee fighter and apologises after every swing of her eight-foot melee weapon. I’m talking […]

Bring back the old jobs!

7 August 2011 by , No Comments

Why are Final Fantasy upgrade systems so horrendously bad? This isn’t a problem every Square Enix game has. Dragon Quest VIII, for one, has a perfectly good method of strengthening characters. The boring stats and levelling up are taken care of by the game itself; all you need to do is invest points in whichever […]