Single-player games are pivoting to Destiny clones or open-world games, but I miss the more refined, simpler days.
Bonus: We also imagine a (good) Genesis Classic Edition.
2016 IN REVIEW: The year's roster of excellent import role-playing options suggest rumors of the genre's death have been somewhat premature.
UPDATED 11/30! We're rounding up and reviewing all the essentials for your tiny Nintendo console. Latest: A carrying case, and a fix for a promising controller.
A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.
UPDATED 11/16! Need a longer controller cord? A carrying case? We're rounding up and reviewing all the essentials for your tiny Nintendo console.
Why Nintendo keeps partying like it's 1985... and 1996... and 2006.
Who could have guessed a week ago how precious the dream of civil civic government would become?
Nintendo's mini-NES isn't the ultimate 8-bit experience, but it delivers ample quality for a reasonable price.
There's still plenty to see and do in Duscae, but it's time to close the book on this massive RPG (until November 29).
The ghost of Bob Mackey returns to tell us the haunting tale of an unbeatable (?) NES death gauntlet: Fester's Quest.
The greatest strength of this Japanese RPG just might be how perfectly it captures the experience of trekking through the American hinterlands.
An in-depth look at Final Fantasy XV's combat system, and how it's improved from the early demos.
How 2017's Western juggernaut can trace its family history all the way back to the frontier days of 1985.
Jeremy goes hands-on with six hours of Square Enix's troubled RPG and finds all that time and trouble have happily paid off with an excellent new take on Final Fantasy.
A look back to that brilliant but rarely seen mid-'90s arcade classic, Elevator Action II.
Square Enix is keeping old traditions alive in more ways than one.
Next up, Jeff Minter will genetically engineer the Loch Ness monster from DNA extracted from a mosquito in amber.
A brilliant marriage in which two very different types of game — Minecraft and the classical console RPG — come together to find their common ground.
Mario's latest is a beautiful, rollicking adventure that's been folded, spindled, and mutilated by questionable design choices.
The series' gradual genre shift may be unpopular, but it's not unprecedented.
Happy anniversary, Simon Belmont! Too bad your bloodline is as deceased as Dracula himself.
Think of it as a temp structure to make use of until they complete construction on the real thing.
By working in only two genres, Oasis' first four PSVR titles demonstrate the range of possibilities within VR applications for familiar game types.
Evidently there's no such thing as too many remakes when it comes to this long-forgotten franchise.
Who knows if the Sonic Cycle will ever be broken, but at least our social media will never be dull.
One of the best RPGs of the decade gets a direct sequel. Does Apocalypse live up to its predecessor's impressive standard? Final thoughts and score!
So, you fell in love with a game that everyone hates. Does that mean you're broken and empty inside?
Conventional wisdom holds that DQVII's enormous size and glacial pace undermine the experience, but is that really true?
Everything about this new game music compilation is great... except, unfortunately, the music itself.