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How Dragon Quest Inspired the First Big Console RPG Boom in Japan, Both For Better and For Worse

HISTORY OF RPGS | A survey of the innovative RPGs to emerge in Loto's wake.

Original Concept for Chrono Trigger Sequel Became a Basis for Final Fantasy Dimensions II

Director Takashi Tokita explains Chrono Break's influence on his recent Final Fantasy mobile game.

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How Dragon Quest Inspired the First Big Console RPG Boom in Japan, Both For Better and For Worse

HISTORY OF RPGS | A survey of the innovative RPGs to emerge in Loto's wake.

Original Concept for Chrono Trigger Sequel Became a Basis for Final Fantasy Dimensions II

Director Takashi Tokita explains Chrono Break's influence on his recent Final Fantasy mobile game.

Why Final Fantasy IX Matters

Square-Enix's Y2K classic is headed to the PC and mobile devices. Here's why you should care.

Final Fantasy VII Deep Dive, Part 5: An RPG Gets Existential With Its Central Question: "Who Am I?"

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | How an RPG put a new spin on a classic literary concept.

Final Fantasy VII Deep Dive, Part 4: Sephiroth Skewered Our Expectations for RPG Villains... and Our Girlfriend, Too

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Final Fantasy VII's big bad wasn't all that big, but he was definitely bad.

10 Things We Learned From Final Fantasy VII: An Oral History

Even the most dedicated Final Fantasy VII fans will find tons of new information from Matt Leone's extensive feature.

Final Fantasy XV's Strangest Plot Twist Yet: An 8-Bit Revival

It's been a weird and turbulent decade for Final Fantasy XV, but this new mobile tie-in may well take the cake.

Fall Games Preview 2016: Final Fantasy XV is Actually Coming Out. Finally.

Everything you need to know about Square's upcoming (and oft-delayed) JRPG blockbuster.

Retronauts Explores Final Fantasy (the NES Game)

The adventure that kicked off the world's most popular RPG series is getting a new lease on life through the NES Classic Mini, and we give it a thorough look.

How an Unexpected Pairing Gave Super Mario RPG a 20-Year Legacy

Square and Nintendo's 1996 experiment might have seemed strange at the time, but it birthed a long line of weird and wonderful RPGs.

Square Enix Wins on Mobile and PC, As Consoles See a "Solid Start"

Mobius: Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius push Square Enix' profits up.

How the Xenoverse Got Its Groove Back

A series once destined to be a footnote in RPG history now commands some serious hype. Find out how the Xenoverse regained its relevance with a look back at its strange, generation-spanning journey.