Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.
The director of Baten Kaitos worked up a claymation-like concept for Nintendo.
From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.
The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.
Important lessons from a JRPG about a boy, his dog, and a whole lot of bad news.
"I wept on the train ride home."
STARTING SCREEN | Love, hope, friends, and dimension-sized enemies that induce madness.
PODCAST | Breaking down Episode Prompt, the Super NES Classic, and the failure of Valkyria Revolution.
So, you fell in love with a game that everyone hates. Does that mean you're broken and empty inside?
It's a smorgasbord of classics this week! And we're not even really sure what "smorgasbord" actually means.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores the 1995 Super Nintendo RPG that went from critical flop to Internet sensation.
While this EarthBound sequel may never see an official English release, it still stands as one of Nintendo's greatest achievements.
Ship to Shore brings the cult Super NES favorite to vinyl for the first time. Should you care?
A subtle, sensational collaboration between Nintendo and writer Shigesato Itoi made its debut 25 years ago today.
Wondering what's the deal with this primitive version of the classic Super Nintendo RPG you know and (presumably) love? Listen in as shocking Mother secrets are revealed!
In an unexpected move, Nintendo finally releases the first game in the Mother series, one they originally localized 25 years ago. Here's why you should care—and come prepared.
On the occasion of Earthbound's 20th anniversary, WayForward's Tomm Hulett shares his love for the Nintendo classic with Kat and Bob as the three offer trivia, analyze the battle system, and more. Plus: E3 predictions!
The inaugural entry in our weekly RPG blog tackles Fallout 4, "the essence of RPGs," and the Retro RPG of the Week.
Take a look at how the undead have changed over the years with our video tour of zombies through the generations.
One of the industry's most tumultuous years saw the decline of gaming's old guard and the rise of vintage classics like Chrono Trigger.
While lacking the polish of its sequel EarthBound, Nintendo's first true RPG still marched to its own beat.
Eurogamer's Martin Robinson explores how when engineers and filmmakers turn their attention to games, the results can often be enlightening.
Brendan Sinclair never played it, but yesterday's Wii U release gave him a good reason to fix that
Nintendo has released possibly the most highly anticipated Virtual Console title of all time.
Ever get the feeling your video games are talking to you? You may not be crazy after all....