RPG

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

October 5, 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 […]

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Square Enix’s mobile RPG Guardian Codex opens pre-registration

September 12, 2016

Square Enix have announced that pre-registration for their RPG mobile title Guardian Codex is now open. The multiplayer game is free-to-play on iOS and Android devices, and certainly looks promising. Created by the team behind the battle card games Guardian Cross and Deadman’s Cross, the game is said to feature a deep story mode, with console quality 3D graphics, and a multiplayer battle system.... Continue Reading

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Video Games Review: Mario & Luigi Paper Jam Bros (Nintendo 3DS, 2015)

December 20, 2015

AlphaDream’s Mario & Luigi series has consistently been one of the best and brightest franchises on the Nintendo 3DS, pulling on the rich universe that the Mario brand has created for itself for an expansive, and inventive mix of nostalgia and progression. Nostalgia because most of the humour relies on our attachment to these characters – which is undoubtedly there since Mario has been one of the most endearing game creations of all time – and progression because the games continually find ways to experiment with the tried and tested RPG formula, trading out a more traditional turn-based fighting approach for a blend of timed-action, in-battle mini games, and impressive animation. That’s only the battles as well, games like Mario & Luigi: Bowsers Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Dream Time Bros. each had engaging, memorable story lines that built on unique mechanics as you’d progress. This new one, Paper Jam Bros., continues that penchant for a humourous, innovative push forward for the Mario universe, but it lacks the charm and inspiration of it’s predecessors. This isn’t to say that Paper Jam Bros. is a bad game, at all; it’s just simply not as good as Bowsers Inside Story or Dream Time Bros. ... Continue Reading

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