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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.

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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.

Indivisible's Battle System is Rewarding, but Takes Some Getting Used To

Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.

Final Fantasy 7 Switch's Music Bug Messes Up the Game's Epic Atmosphere

Let's hear the first ten seconds of that song again. And again.

YouTube Videos Show Off Rare Beta Footage for Super Mario 64 and Super Mario RPG

Mario goes for a great big slide ride, and Croco looks a little green around the gills.

What Do You Think Is the Best RPG Not Named Chrono Trigger?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | We have concluded our Top 25 RPGs countdown, at last! But what do you think should have been number one?

"Everyone Was Complaining I Should Cut More:" Co-Director Tai Yasue on the Making of Kingdom Hearts 3

At GDC 2019, co-director Tai Yasue breaks down the most challenging and rewarding parts of making the long-awaited finale of the Xehanort saga.

Why The Outer Worlds Won't Repeat the Mistakes of Past Over-Ambitious RPGs

Obsidian wanted to avoid bloat and bugs with The Outer Worlds.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Fixes My Biggest Problem With the First Game

It's easier to enjoy the fruits of your labors in the second Dragon Quest Builders.

Todd Howard: Fallout 76 "Had a Lot of Difficulties During Development"

Bethesda outlines how it will solve the endgame legendary items loop too.

Todd Howard Once Got Into a "Screaming Match" About How High a Werewolf Could Jump in The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

Every little detail matters when you're designing The Elder Scrolls.

Persona 5: The Royal is Coming to PlayStation 4, but Not the Switch (Yet).

There's a new girl here who's eager to tell you why she thinks the Phantom Thieves suck.

Phantasy Star 2 Retro Review

Sega's 16-bit sci-fi JRPG is revolutionary in many ways, but its age becomes apparent when you play through it.

How the Dark Crystal Inspired Final Fantasy 9

Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"

Final Fantasy 15's Last Active Time Report Airs Next Week

Final Fantasy 15's time in the spotlight is drawing to a close.

News of Octopath Traveler Mobile Reminds Me Why I'll Never Get Used to Free-to-Play RPGs

Free-to-play mechanics mesh fine with some genres. RPGs aren't one of them.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #5: Suikoden 2

Whenever Suikoden 2's bad translation fails to relay its incredible story, its remarkable visuals are right there to pick up the slack.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Makes Me Concerned About What Comes Next for the Series

Etrian Odyssey Nexus is a sweet goodbye to the series' long reign on Nintendo 3DS, but what the heck happens now?

Analyzing Kingdom Hearts 3's Wild Secret Ending and What it Could Mean for a Sequel

Late last week, the secret ending was patched into Kingdom Hearts 3, complicating the series' future. Here's what it could mean.

Kingdom Hearts 3's Selfie Camera Encourages Sora to Embrace His Disney Tourism

Our favorite Disney tourist finally gets the tool he so desperately needed: a camera with a selfie option.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Spoilers FAQ: All Your Questions Answered

Everything you want to know about Kingdom Hearts 3, including the ending and epilogue, character deaths, how to unlock the secret movie, and more.

The Best Disney World in Kingdom Hearts 3 Probably Isn't the One You Expected

What's the best Disney vacation in Kingdom Hearts 3? It may surprise you.

Monster Hunter: World: How Capcom Has Kept Its Most Successful Game Fresh

It's been a truly standout year for Capcom's biggest game to date.

Discussing the Kingdom Hearts 3 Review and Anthem's Potentially Fatal Flaw

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Will we get another Kingdom Hearts? Does Anthem have a potentially fatal flaw? We ponder these questions and more in the latest episode of the RPG podcast.

Some Kingdom Hearts 3 Limited Edition PS4 Pro Orders Canceled After GameStop Oversold Pre-Orders

Affected customers will be given a $25 gift coupon.