Game Freak's bite-sized RPG carries a lot of charm, but also a lot of frustration and boredom.
Don't talk to me or my large son ever again.
Who's that Pokemon? You'll find out.
The Trails saga still shines like polished steel.
You cannot nap on the belly of Sword and Shield's game cartridge, however.
Pokemon Sword and Shield's starters can't wait to meet you. Except Sobble. It's shy.
It will no doubt make any future raid time of mine look embarrassing.
Indivisible's personable cast and engaging battle system carry the experience across its rough patches.
Pokemon's got a lot of work ahead before it proves itself on consoles.
The Superstar Saga creator is reportedly in severe debt.
Nadia and Eric go over the reasons why handhelds are perfect for RPGs and name some of their favorites.
A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.
They managed to make it even better. Sorcery!
Grandia is on track to become a little bit grander.
Let's be honest, you knew it wasn't going to be an uplifting ditty.
Fighting around the Mana Tree.
We talked love, loss, and lots of blood with one of Bloodlines 2's writers.
Erdrick's violent kids are about to run rampant on your Switch.
And it looks like they have a pet, too.
You don't need to worry about all that newfangled action combat.
19 notes is all you need.
The small hitches in Link's Awakening don't spoil an otherwise wonderful Zelda adventure.
Something is stirring in Hyrule.
Spiders' tale of colonial tension is, so far, compelling.
If you think too deeply about the curry you make in Sword and Shield, questions bubble to the surface of your mind.
Talk about a Shulk glow-up.
Now Xenoblade Chronicles will look the best it ever has.
So long repetitive battle themes, I'll see you in therapy.
As a heroine, Ajna is a little rough around the edges.
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.
It's like smushing all the Witcher's cities together.
You can learn a lot from a demo.
Let's have a good clean fight, Mana fans.
We have no favorites among Three Houses' characters, except for the ones that are our favorites.
Get started on your journey today.
Shut up, sit down, and drink your Arceus-damned tea.
A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.
Make stupid threats, reap appropriate consequences.
Even in wartime, the Circle of Life churns ever on.
Give it a hug, but don't let it get too close to your face.
Here's our guide on all the Dragon Quest Builders 2 room recipes you can construct.
A little bit of sprite art could convey a lot of emotion on the GBA.
The classic series goes portable very soon.
All those worlds, somehow crammed into one Switch cartridge.
Play the throwback classic on the go.
A fan translation got a few things wrong.
Experience two different slices of Oninaki.
It looks slightly ropy, but still very impressive.
North America and Europe will have to wait a bit longer.
Joy-Cons are like cars in racing anime: They're snazzy and they're good at drifting.
We don't need no education, but video game characters are another story.
In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.
The state of Nihon Falcom, one of the oldest RPG studios in existence, in 2019.
Where you come from will affect where you go, and how.
That's a lot of chicken for one chocobo.
A Tale of Two Dragon Quests.
With these hands we will destroy, and with these hands we will rebuild.
Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."
Don't worry, Oninaki is still going for that classic JRPG feeling. Just in a less obvious way.
Pokemon fans are riled up about Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here's a breakdown of the reasons why.
Here's when you can jump into the first raid for Shadowbringers.
Everything we notice in last night's big Final Fantasy 7 Remake reveal.
Pokemon are living large on the Nintendo Switch.
Is Zelda ready to take up Link's mantle as Hyrule's hero? The signs are there.
Square Enix is bringing the whole Secret of Mana collection to the west.
The cult-JRPG lives on, this time on the Switch.
The best, most complete look at Final Fantasy 7 Remake yet. Including Tifa.
Welcome back, prodigal Squall.
This new trailer for Persona 5 Royal wants to steal your heart.
We get a first hard look at the anticipated sequel in extended gameplay trailer.
It's Iron Giant, the game.
The show must go on and on.
Now we know that life won't change.
Pokemon Sword and Shield's Galar region has all kinds of new friends who want to meet (and eat) you.
Todd Howard reveals that Fallout 76 had a difficult development.
Scrubbed data indicates it's more than just a cool numeral.
It's there. It's staring at you. Judging you.
Dragon Quest is going to have a Smashing time this E3. Probably.
The Final Fantasy 7 Remake hasn't offered much in the way of gameplay or storytelling yet, but it's sure dished up some drama.
Geodude might get massacred by Grass-types in Pokemon battles, but he's a real swell mascot.
There's a lot under the hood.
After a long hibernation, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake resurfaces with a wealth of new information.
Prepare to fight like a Marvel of a Hawk.
Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.
The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.
On the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, how Nintendo's first true portable console defined a generation of gamers.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.
Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.
Square Enix's latest Inside Final Fantasy video dips into the slums of Midgar and beyond.
Octopath travels to a second world.
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