Octopath Traveler Introduces Final Two Characters, Reveals Features

Fans of the classic Final Fantasy games may have something to forward to this July.  See, Square-Enix is releasing a new JRPG on the Switch that both calls back to the classic 2D JRPGs and advances the genre in significant, but somewhat subtle ways. This game is known as Octopath Traveler, an RPG that puts…

The Japanese RPG, for a mature audience.

I grew up playing Japanese RPGs, fun turn based games where the title that drew me into videos. Growing to love the happy-go-lucky stories of a teenage hero (such as myself at that time) working to save the world from an over the top evil. The young hero in most cases was someone my age…

Xenoblade Chronicles is over, and I’m…happy?

In early 2013, I made an attempt to play Xenoblade Chronicles.  This was on the heels of finishing The Last Story, so I was in a JRPG mindset, and a pretty good one at that. But the timing just didn’t work out. After finding out that I’d need well over 60, 80, 100 hours just…

Pokemon is a JRPG, or, You Learn Something New Every Day

Japanese role playing games (JRPGs) aren’t common in my regular gaming roster. The last JRPG I attempted was Xenoblade Chronicles. It’s a beautiful and brilliant game, but after learning about the extreme lengths I’d need to go to beat it, I had to set it aside. (A long and intensive game like that requires frequent…