Tag: jrpg

REVIEW: Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion (2022)

Back when the PSP was the console everyone wanted, hack-and-slash games were the majority of action games that became popular. One of the most popular on PSP was Crisis Core. Crisis Core was the first game that got me into the Final Fantasy VII story. I thought it would be great to play the game...

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REVIEW: The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero (2022)

The Trails series of RPGs is somewhat niche with a reputation for having an intimidating amount of worldbuilding spanning multiple games and arcs, but don’t let that keep you from playing Trails from Zero. This game is a joyous Japanese RPG experience that deserves more attention. To get new ...

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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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