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Little Town Hero Review: I Can't Be Your Hero Baby

Game Freak's bite-sized RPG carries a lot of charm, but also a lot of frustration and boredom.

Fat Pikachu and Long Meowth Lead New Batch of Gigantamax Pokemon in Sword and Shield

Don't talk to me or my large son ever again.

Trails of Cold Steel 3 Review: Christ, Who's Gonna Die First?

The Trails saga still shines like polished steel.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's File Size is Pleasantly Rotund, Like a Wooloo

You cannot nap on the belly of Sword and Shield's game cartridge, however.

Sobble's Popularity Surprised Game Freak, Plus More Interesting Facts About Pokemon Sword and Shield's Starters

Pokemon Sword and Shield's starters can't wait to meet you. Except Sobble. It's shy.

The Lineup for Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 Includes Sekiro, Final Fantasy 8, and a Destiny 2 Raid

It will no doubt make any future raid time of mine look embarrassing.

Indivisible Review: A Journey Worthy of Your Undivided Attention

Indivisible's personable cast and engaging battle system carry the experience across its rough patches.

Reaction: Pokemon Sword and Shield's 18 Gyms is a Good Start, But It Needs More

Pokemon's got a lot of work ahead before it proves itself on consoles.

Mario & Luigi Series Developer AlphaDream Files for Bankruptcy

The Superstar Saga creator is reportedly in severe debt.

Why Are Portable Systems and RPGs Perfect Lovers? Axe of the Blood God Talks it Over

Nadia and Eric go over the reasons why handhelds are perfect for RPGs and name some of their favorites.

The Blood God Recommends: Dragon Quest 3 for the Switch

A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.

If You Waited on Dragon Quest XI S for the Switch, Congrats, You Made the Right Decision

They managed to make it even better. Sorcery!

Grandia HD Collection is Getting a Patch in Response to Fan Criticisms

Grandia is on track to become a little bit grander.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Box Art is a Callback to the Original

Don't fix what ain't broken.

We Dare You to Eat This Pile of Ancient Pokemon Food

Expiration dates are just suggestions.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening's Most Famous Song Now Has Soul-Shredding Lyrics

Let's be honest, you knew it wasn't going to be an uplifting ditty.

GreedFall Review

And I'm greed, greedfallin'.

Thinbloods and the Politics of Living Forever: An Interview with Bloodlines 2 Writer Cara Ellison

We talked love, loss, and lots of blood with one of Bloodlines 2's writers.

The First Three Dragon Quests Finally Leave Their Mobile Prison For Switch

Erdrick's violent kids are about to run rampant on your Switch.

Tales of Arise's TGS Trailer Teases a Potential New Party Member

And it looks like they have a pet, too.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has a Classic Mode For Proper Turn-Based Combat

You don't need to worry about all that newfangled action combat.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Gets New Story Trailer, Coming West in 2020

Yakuza 7 is now Like a Dragon.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Drops Frames Like Marin Drops Beats, But it's Not Too Bad

The small hitches in Link's Awakening don't spoil an otherwise wonderful Zelda adventure.

Breath of the Wild 2 Hiring for "New Experiences" Raises Exciting Possibilities

Something is stirring in Hyrule.

GreedFall Is a Slow but Satisfying Burn for Fans of Old BioWare: Review Impressions

Spiders' tale of colonial tension is, so far, compelling.

Starting Screen | Why I Ignored the Dreamcast 20 Years Ago

I was a teenage Debby Dreamcast Downer.

Terrified People Want to Know What's in Pokemon's Sausages

If you think too deeply about the curry you make in Sword and Shield, questions bubble to the surface of your mind.

The Original Xenoblade Chronicles is Finally Coming to Nintendo Switch

Now Xenoblade Chronicles will look the best it ever has.

How Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Battle Music Goes in Unexpected Directions

So long repetitive battle themes, I'll see you in therapy.

Indivisible Devs On Having a Female Lead "Who F***s Up" and Flipping Fantasy Setting Tropes

As a heroine, Ajna is a little rough around the edges.

Why Dragon Quest Failed to Make it In America 30 Years Ago

Nintendo tried its best to make the West love RPGs, but culture—and more importantly, timing—was against the attempt.

Starting Screen | EarthBound’s 25th Anniversary Makes us Pine for Classic Instruction Books

Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.

Cyberpunk 2077 Might Be Smaller, But Denser, Than The Witcher 3

It's like smushing all the Witcher's cities together.

Oninaki Review

Oh now feel it, comin' back again.

New Trials of Mana Footage Shows Cleaner, More Accessible Fights

Let's have a good clean fight, Mana fans.

The Fire Emblem: Three Houses Student Ranking Thunderdome: 34 Students Enter, Only Shamir Leaves

We have no favorites among Three Houses' characters, except for the ones that are our favorites.

Dragon Quest 11's Switch Demo is Live, and Your Progress Carries Over

Get started on your journey today.

You Can Park Your Ass On a Bench Again In Pokemon Sword and Shield

Shut up, sit down, and drink your Arceus-damned tea.

The Beauty of Chrono Cross in HD Reminds Us We're Overdue for a Remaster

A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.

Man Threatens Square Enix With a "Repeat of Kyoto Animation," Promptly Gets Arrested

Make stupid threats, reap appropriate consequences.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Has a Hidden Second Story in its Illustrations

Even in wartime, the Circle of Life churns ever on.

Fan Makes Morpeko Pokemon Plush That Turns from Sweet to Hangry with a Flip

Give it a hug, but don't let it get too close to your face.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Room Recipes - All Set Room Recipes

Here's our guide on all the Dragon Quest Builders 2 room recipes you can construct.

In Memorium: Fire Emblem's Juicy, Chunky GBA Sprites

A little bit of sprite art could convey a lot of emotion on the GBA.

Grandia HD Collection Comes to Nintendo Switch Next Week

The classic series goes portable very soon.

Obsidian's The Outer Worlds Is Coming to Switch, Following Other Platforms

All those worlds, somehow crammed into one Switch cartridge.

Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity is Coming to Nintendo Switch Very Soon

Play the throwback classic on the go.

CD Projekt Red Clarifies Mistranslation Around Cyberpunk 2077's In-Game Religions

A fan translation got a few things wrong.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is the Latest Game to Get a Dreams Knockoff

It looks slightly ropy, but still very impressive.

Trails of Cold Steel 3's Western Launch Delayed By A Month

North America and Europe will have to wait a bit longer.

New Switch Joy-Con Colors are Coming but Fans Wonder if Nintendo's Fixed the Notorious "Joy-Con Drift"

Joy-Cons are like cars in racing anime: They're snazzy and they're good at drifting.

How Does Fire Emblem: Three Houses Stack Up Against Persona, Bully, and Other Games With School Settings?

We don't need no education, but video game characters are another story.

Starting Screen | A Reminder for Fans Raging About Pokemon Sword and Shield: Every New Entry is Somebody's First

In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.

Nihon Falcom's President on Why It's Not Supporting Switch More, Lessons Learned From Ys 8, and Hopes for the Next 5 Years

The state of Nihon Falcom, one of the oldest RPG studios in existence, in 2019.

You'll Have To Play Cyberpunk 2077 At Least Three Times To See How Life Paths Pan Out

Where you come from will affect where you go, and how.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review

With these hands we will destroy, and with these hands we will rebuild.

Fans Give Final Fantasy 9's Cutscenes a Sweet 4K Upgrade

Kuja never looked so fabulous.

Axe of the Blood God Talks About RPGs Born of Non-RPG Game Franchises

Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."

Tokyo RPG Factory on How the Studio's Classic RPG Inspiration Fuels the Action-RPG Oninaki

Don't worry, Oninaki is still going for that classic JRPG feeling. Just in a less obvious way.

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Controversy Has a Name, and the Conversation Around It is Getting Worse

Pokemon fans are riled up about Pokemon Sword and Shield. Here's a breakdown of the reasons why.

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers Post-Launch Roadmap Revealed, Including Eden Raid Release Date

Here's when you can jump into the first raid for Shadowbringers.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake E3 2019 Demo Breakdown: Sephiroth vs. Cloud, Shinra HQ Details, and Egg and Chips

Everything we notice in last night's big Final Fantasy 7 Remake reveal.

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Dynamax Adds Dramatic Flair to Gym Battles

Pokemon are living large on the Nintendo Switch.

Princess Zelda Might be the Hero in the Dark Sequel Breath of the Wild 2

Is Zelda ready to take up Link's mantle as Hyrule's hero? The signs are there.

Collection of Mana Brings Seiken Densetsu 3 to the West for the First Time Ever

Square Enix is bringing the whole Secret of Mana collection to the west.

The Last Remnant Remastered is Coming to the Nintendo Switch Tonight

The cult-JRPG lives on, this time on the Switch.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Full Combat System Revealed as a Hybrid of Real-Time and ATB Mechanics

The best, most complete look at Final Fantasy 7 Remake yet. Including Tifa.

New Persona 5 Royal Trailer is Splashed with Striking Colors, New Story Content, New English Dialogue

This new trailer for Persona 5 Royal wants to steal your heart.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 First Gameplay Trailer Reveals a Faithful Looking Sequel

We get a first hard look at the anticipated sequel in extended gameplay trailer.

Persona 5 Royal on Switch Still Isn't Happening, Atlus Reiterates

Now we know that life won't change.

All the New Pokemon We Saw in Today's Pokemon Direct

Pokemon Sword and Shield's Galar region has all kinds of new friends who want to meet (and eat) you.

Bethesda Knew Fallout 76 Was Rough When it Launched

Todd Howard reveals that Fallout 76 had a difficult development.

Larian Studios is Teasing What Appears to Be Baldur's Gate 3

Scrubbed data indicates it's more than just a cool numeral.

Worried About the Switch's Slow Start to 2019? Play Your Backlog You Slacker

It's there. It's staring at you. Judging you.

"Surprise" Dragon Quest Announcement Coming in June Reignites Smash Bros. Character Rumor

Dragon Quest is going to have a Smashing time this E3. Probably.

The Peculiar Controversies That Have Emerged Around Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Versions of Cloud, Aerith, and Barret

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 Evolved into the Mascot of Japan’s Iwate Prefecture

Geodude might get massacred by Grass-types in Pokemon battles, but he's a real swell mascot.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer Analysis: Cloud's New Look, Aeris' Stupid Flowers, and Other Observations

After a long hibernation, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake resurfaces with a wealth of new information.

The Top 5 Animal Buddies in RPGs

Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.

Please Stop Comparing Games to EarthBound

The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

Pack lightly for a jolly trip.

Starting Screen | The Game Boy Was the Only Console I Needed Growing Up

On the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, how Nintendo's first true portable console defined a generation of gamers.

What's the Most Painful Game Save You've Ever Lost? Players Share Their Stories

A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.

The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #1: Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.

New Final Fantasy 7 Video Reveals Midgar's Design Was Inspired Less by Blade Runner and More by Pizza

Square Enix's latest Inside Final Fantasy video dips into the slums of Midgar and beyond.

Octopath Traveler, Formerly a Nintendo Switch Exclusive, is Coming to Steam

Octopath travels to a second world.

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