Tag: jrpg

Persona 5: The Royal and Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers Announced

Revered Japanese game developer ATLUS, the team behind such franchises as Catherine, Shin Megami Tensei, and Persona, dropped two new trailers that offered fans of the last series a bit more insight into the hinted-at Persona projects based on the critically successful Persona 5. The first of the tw...

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REVIEW: Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country (2018)

In an era of gaming wherein virtually every game that releases has its own expansion pass, a number of season passes, or even the hotly-debated loot boxes, it can seem difficult to feel as though we are truly receiving our money’s worth when we shell out sixty bucks or more for a new release. Game...

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REVIEW: Persona 5 (2016)

The Shin Megami Tensei spin-off franchise, Persona first appeared in 1996 as Shin Megami Tensei Revelations: Persona (Megami Ibunroku Persona in Japan). This largely came about from the widespread success and praise that Shin Megami If… had received for its high school setting and character focus....

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REVIEW: Octopath Traveler (2018)

Every once in a great while, a gem of a game comes along and reminds us why we fell in love with a particular genre in the first place. Octopath Traveler, the latest Japanese RPG from renowned publisher Square-Enix, has been just that for me. Full disclosure here: leading up to the retro JRPG’s re...

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REVIEW: Shining Resonance: Refrain (2018)

The Japanese role-playing game genre has been a niche one on Western shores since the earlier days of its prevalence when publisher Square-Enix (formerly known as Squaresoft) began localization of its Final Fantasy franchise in 1990. Since those days, the JRPG genre has boomed into a multifaceted on...

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