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Video Games Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS, 2016)

It took a few years for gamers outside of Japan to finally see the modern remake of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, a reverent update of one of the longest, most in-depth, and sadly underrated JRPGs of the 21st century. It was originally released for PlayStation in the year 2000, a huge success in the land of the rising sun but a relative (commercial) disappointment everywhere else, despite great reviews. Noted for the length and depth it brought to a series already famous for its simply beautiful and inventive stories, Fragments reiterated the Dragon Quest series as one of the greatest RPG franchises ever made (often it’d completely trump Final Fantasy, both in terms of quality and popularity) and with this particular installment being a series highlight it’s a no-brainer that Nintendo would want to reintroduce it into the world, at a time when traditional RPGs are making a huge comeback. Continue reading Video Games Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS, 2016)

Video Games Review: Tales of Zestiria (PS4, 2015)

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the JRPG Tales series, developers Bandai Namco Studios and tri-Crescendo have returned to their bread and butter for the 15th iteration in the series, Tales From Zestiria. Where 2011 and 2012s Tales of Xillia games attempted a one off trip into a modern setting, Zestiria draws the gap on any disparateness by presenting a thematically similar game to many of its predecessors.... Continue Reading