5 JRPGs That You (Probably) Might Not Have Played

When it comes to JRPGs, fans in the west sometimes get left out. A lot of JRPGs release exclusively in Japan, and hopefully make their way to us in the future. If we do, in fact, get a hold of them, they can still fly under the radar because of the more popular choices like… Continue reading 5 JRPGs That You (Probably) Might Not Have Played

Sakaguchi’s Forgotten Gem ‘The Last Story’ Turned 10 Last Month

Hironobu Sakaguchi is renowned all over the world as a game creator thanks to his Final Fantasy Series. After leaving Square Enix in 2004, Sakaguchi crafted a few titles for major consoles under his own studio ‘Mistwalker’.   Blue Dragon (2006), and Lost Odyssey (2007) were highly publicized, receiving large media coverage before their respective releases.… Continue reading Sakaguchi’s Forgotten Gem ‘The Last Story’ Turned 10 Last Month

All the RPGs and JRPGs on Xbox Game Pass

Avastia is free via Game Pass right now.

Microsoft’s Game Pass service is brimming with a bunch of RPG and JRPG games right now for the Xbox, PC and even Android via xCloud. While the Xbox brand is known for shooters like Halo, it has always lagged behind Sony’s PlayStation systems in the JRPG department for obvious reasons. Microsoft is looking to rectify… Continue reading All the RPGs and JRPGs on Xbox Game Pass

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age coming to Xbox Game Pass

The list of Final Fantasy games on Xbox Game Pass is increasing. Notably, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is coming first. It’ll be out on February 12, 2021. Microsoft promised Game Pass users that there would be ten Final Fantasy games coming to the Xbox Game Pass in 2020. Obviously, it’s 2021 now. So… Continue reading Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age coming to Xbox Game Pass

Fire Emblem Heroes Fans can Recruit The Gatekeeper This Summer

If you play Fire Emblem Heroes, you already know that it’s a simplified, mobile version of the Fire Emblem games. There’s a lot of microtransactions, loot boxes, gambling mechanics, etc. Still, it’s pretty fun, and there are frequent seasonal events and updates. If you’re into mobile gaming, there are a lot worse games you could… Continue reading Fire Emblem Heroes Fans can Recruit The Gatekeeper This Summer

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes: Do We Even Want Them?

Pokemon Sword and Shield are more than a year old at this point. So naturally, fans are expecting remakes of the beloved 2006 DS titles, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. By now you’ve probably heard that a lot of people were disappointed by Sword and Shield. If the inevitable Diamond and Pearl remakes carry Sword and… Continue reading Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes: Do We Even Want Them?

Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy VII 

  There is not much more that I can say about Final Fantasy VII that has not already been said. If you want an in-depth, modern review of the game, checkout my review for the HD Remaster here. On the other hand, if you want a quick recount of my earliest, and fondest memories of… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy VII 

Final Fantasy XVI Might Take Inspiration From Ghost of Tsushima 

While many fans yearn for Final Fantasy’s return to its former turn-based glory days, they shouldn’t hold their breath. The upcoming Final Fantasy XVI’s trailer showcases an action-based combat system, as the series continues to be influenced by the more popular western RPGs of modern times.   Games like The Witcher 3, and The Elder Scrolls… Continue reading Final Fantasy XVI Might Take Inspiration From Ghost of Tsushima 

Final Fantasy XV Makes Me Miss Older Final Fantasy Games

For me, Final Fantasy XV was a mixed experience. I remember seeing gameplay footage before picking up the game and was excited for a fresh, new experience but ultimately it left me wanting the classic Final Fantasy gameplay back. Now, it’s not that Final Fantasy XV is a bad game, in fact it’s quite the… Continue reading Final Fantasy XV Makes Me Miss Older Final Fantasy Games

Five RPGs from the 90s That Should be Remastered on Switch

The 90s decade, the golden era of the Japanese RPG. In those wonderful days it seemed like SquareEnix (Squaresoft at the time) could do no wrong. Good to great JRPGs were a common sight on (what seemed to be) a monthly basis on the PlayStation 1. Even the Nintendo 64 with its Zelda games (and… Continue reading Five RPGs from the 90s That Should be Remastered on Switch