Throwback Bit Thursday: Suikoden IV

The Suikoden series. The mere mention of the name “Suikoden” will draw hardcore JRPG fans out of the woods, and into epic ramblings about how great the first two titles were. Personally, the third iteration of the series remains my favorite one.   Suikoden V would end up being the last title in the long running… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Suikoden IV

Six of Final Fantasy’s Best Summons

The Final Fantasy series wouldn’t quite be the same without its iconic collection of summons. Also known as Espers, Aeons, Eidolons and Eikons, these powerful beings can turn the tide of battle, or make for a formidable boss encounter. Here are some of the most notable and powerful summons from the franchise. Shiva Shiva is… Continue reading Six of Final Fantasy’s Best Summons

Japan Studio’s Demise Signals a Shift Towards Sony’s Western Focus

News broke out this week, that Sony is finally shutting down its longest running internal Japanese Studio, Japan Studio. Fans all over the internet have lamented Sony’s decision, as they fear that the company might be losing its identity.  According to VGC.com, Sony’s Japan Studio hasn’t been profitable, thus Sony decided it was best to… Continue reading Japan Studio’s Demise Signals a Shift Towards Sony’s Western Focus

Dragon Age: Inquisition Still Has Plenty to Offer

Dragon Age Inquisition was one of the first major RPGs I remember playing on my PlayStation 4. It is a game that gives you plenty to choose from right at the start, like your class and race. In typical Bioware fashion, every decision you make throughout the game holds weight to the story. At its… Continue reading Dragon Age: Inquisition Still Has Plenty to Offer

Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil 2

In many gaming circles, 1998 is considered the best year for video games in history. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid, Xenogears, Half-Life, Banjo-Kazooie, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Tekken 3, and Resident Evil 2 among others. All these games (many which still top All Time Great listings) were released within… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil 2

Five Average PS1 JRPGs That You Might Have Enjoyed (and Even Loved)

*The criteria used for the selection of the five JRPG titles in this article is as follows: Any game that was scored under an 80 out of 100, but above a 60 out of 100 in its review ‘overall’ tally on the Never-Ending Realm is considered average. Games that appear on the list that have… Continue reading Five Average PS1 JRPGs That You Might Have Enjoyed (and Even Loved)

Nier Automata: A Weird but Wonderful Action RPG

Nier: Automata is a game that, for me, is very hard to put into words. It blends its dystopia world with an elegant soundtrack that left me feeling peaceful, rather than depressed. This game truly has some of the most beautiful music in it, and somehow it fits perfectly. On top of that, the gameplay… Continue reading Nier Automata: A Weird but Wonderful Action RPG

Five of the Hardest Final Fantasy Bosses

When thinking about Final Fantasy bosses, there are plenty to pick from. The majority of the harder ones are completely optional however, and require the best party to take down. Now, with a franchise like Final Fantasy this can be a bit subjective, but there’s no denying that these five are forces to be reckoned… Continue reading Five of the Hardest Final Fantasy Bosses

Throwback Bit Thursday: Legend of Legaia

1999’s Legend of Legaia is one of PS1’s forgotten J-RPGs. With only 300,000 units sold during the genre’s golden era the game was not exactly a flop, but it didn’t sell nearly enough to warrant much mention amongst its contemporaries.    Developed (Partially) by Contrail, Legend of Legaia got lost in 1999’s massive J-RPG shuffle.… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Legend of Legaia