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Indie JRPG Guardians of Arcadia Announced

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JRPGs continue to be a popular genre worldwide. Despite their distinctly Japanese development, games like the beloved series Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, and Shin Megami Tensei have a wide audience worldwide. Recent JRPGs, perhaps due to evolving audience desires, have often strayed away from the classic turn-based goodness that make retro titles so iconic. The difference between Final Fantasy’s origins ...

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Skip Story in Final Fantasy XIV

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Final Fantasy XIV has quickly grown into one of the most popular MMOs in the world. After the fiasco that was 1.0, Square Enix literally destroyed the world and started from scratch, releasing a newly redesigned game that has captured the attention of many a gamer. Final Fantasy XIV is known for its sprawling story that spans hundreds of hours from ...

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New Dragon Quest XI Trailer Has Plenty to Share

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At Jump Festa 2017 in Tokyo, Square Enix unveiled the newest trailer for Dragon Quest XI, set to release in Japan sometime in 2017. The opening cinematic, as well as some gameplay, were revealed. Dragon Quest XI, like its predecessors, continues the tradition of fighting monsters and exploring worlds. From the little gameplay we’ve seen so far, it looks like the world ...

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New Final Fantasy XV Content Arrives Next Week

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Final Fantasy XV, the latest installment in Square Enix’s JRPG saga, already boasts an impressive amount of content. With a huge, open world for players to explore with Noctis and company, you could play for well over 100 hours without running out of new things to do. For those who have already squeezed every last drop of content out of ...

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Moco Moco Friends Review – Plushie Pocket Monsters

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Moco Moco Friends is the latest in the growing collection of monster-collecting RPGs on Nintendo 3DS. In this game, you’ll play as the adorable and silly Moco, who has just graduated from Plushkin Magic School. Her goal now is to explore the dungeons of her world and befriend as many Plushkins as possible. Plushkins are small anthropomorphic plushies that can help Moco ...

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

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I’ll start by being honest with you – Trails of Cold Steel is the first Legend of Heroes game that I’ve ever played. I know that means that I’ve missed out on a lot of great games, but it didn’t affect my enjoyment of this title at all. Trails of Cold Steel is one of the best RPGs of 2015, and I recommend ...

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Yo-Kai Watch Review – We’re Going to Be Friends

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Yo-Kai Watch is Level-5’s biggest hit. The series has produced video games that have sold millions of units, lines of bestselling toys, a smash hit anime series, and some extremely popular manga. In Japan, people of all ages have been absolutely captivated by Yo-Kai Watch since 2013, but, for some reason, it’s just now gaining ground outside of the country. ...

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Stella Glow Review – Music to My Ears

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Stella Glow is the swan song of Japanese game developer imageepoch. Even if their name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve probably played one of their games – they’re the ones behind the Luminous Arc series [DS], Yoshi’s New Island, the Criminal Girls series [PSP/Vita], and other cool games like Black Rock Shooter: The Game [PSP] and Time and Eternity [PS3]. Unfortunately, imageepoch shut down earlier ...

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Shin Megami Tensei IV Final – First Look

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Just a few days ago, ATLUS announced Shin Megami Tensei IV Final, a Nintendo 3DS exclusive that will serve as a companion game of sorts to Shin Megami Tensei IV. Though it shares the majority of its title with the previous game, ATLUS has said that the game won’t be a remake or remaster, but an entirely new Shin Megami Tensei experience. ...

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Undertale Review – Humans, Monsters… Flowers

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Undertale is the latest addition to a long list of games that I show to anyone who claims that video games aren’t works of art. It’s one of the most incredible games I have ever played. During the seven hours that it took to complete my first playthrough, it never lost my attention. When I was playing Undertale, I was fully ...

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