Dragon Quest Features
Nintendo tried its best to make the West love RPGs, but culture—and more importantly, timing—was against the attempt.
Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.
For a gang of idiots, they were pretty smart.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
HISTORY OF RPGS | A survey of the innovative RPGs to emerge in Loto's wake.
Thank you Dragon Quest, for reminding me of things I often forget.
HISTORY OF RPGS | The great migration away from just PCs started with Dragon Quest in 1986.
INSIDE THE WRITING IN GAMES | From League of Legends to Tomb Raider, we dive into how games writing has evolved in the modern age and the people behind it.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia pick the best legendary weapons from Final Fantasy, World of WarCraft, and more.
Getting to meet one of my fonts of inspiration was pretty cool. Also: How an Unreal Engine demo of Dragon Quest III helped make Dragon Quest XI.
Dragon Quest XI is selling well, but it's hard to tell how well.
OPINION: Do video games tell their tales flawlessly? No. Should narrative therefore be removed from games? Heck no.
Nintendo 3DS, mobile, or PlayStation 2: Which version of Dragon Quest VIII is the right one for you?
Though Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the Nintendo 3DS isn't a ground-up overhaul the way Dragon Quest VII 3DS is, there's still tons of new stuff to get excited about.
Conventional wisdom holds that DQVII's enormous size and glacial pace undermine the experience, but is that really true?
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Nadia tackle an RPG that's been a long time coming while also delving into Halcyon 6 and Trails of Cold Steel 2 feedback.
A conversation with the creators of Square Enix's upcoming do-it-yourself take on the role-playing genre.
A convention crowd's portable preferences can tell you a lot about the state of handheld gaming.
Dragon Quest VII is one of the most massive solo role-playing games ever created. Producers Yuu Miyake and Noriyoshi Fujimoto explain the challenge of squeezing it into a portable remake.
Looking beyond the slimy blue skin of Square Enix's construction sandbox adventure.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: On this week's Kat-less episode, we dive into the many RPG releases of the next few months while lamenting our lack of free time.
COVER STORY: 30 years ago, a small team of Japanese game designers changed the way the world looked at role-playing games.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat, Nadia, and Bob share the love for Dragon Quest. Plus, Mike drops by to discuss the new Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 DLC.
Close your eyes and think back to your favorite moment from the Dragon Quest series.
Don't know where start with Square-Enix's long-running RPG series? Let us break you into the whimsical world of Dragon Quest.
Final Fantasy Type-0 isn't the only game to linger for years in a state of uncertainty. Now with video!
2015 IN REVIEW: As the 3DS enters its twilight years, Bob looks at the portable's legacy concerning one of his favorite genres.
Square Enix may finally have found the perfect tool to convince kids abroad to love the classic RPG franchise.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores Japan's biggest RPG sensation.
A mix of old and new could be just what the reluctant need to get into the world of blocky building.
The PC has recently become a wonderland for overlooked or MIA RPGs from Japanese developers. Here are a few that haven't made it yet, but definitely should.
Square Enix's other flagship might be coming to PS4 and 3DS first, but an NX version could be on the horizon.
*(Or whatever Square Enix announces tomorrow.)
This show holds a lot of promise for RPGs, like a possible Dragon Quest VII release. Will our hopes be realized, or dashed?
It may be a hectic button-masher, but Heroes still takes the Dragon Quest part of its name seriously.
A comprehensive video guide to the best games of the NES, from 1985 to 1994, with helpful advice on where to find these classic masterpieces legally!
This year's Tokyo Game Show was the strongest in years. Is it a sign of better things to come? Anecdotally speaking, yes.
This legendary RPG series can now be found on the iDevice of your choice, but the experience could be much better—here's how.