Of all the titles launching in the first half of this year, I have to say that my heart is aching the most for Child of Light. It simply looks beautiful, and impressive, and it's an RPG that my soul has been crying for. Now, we get a new trailer and details on the Deluxe Edition.
Wow, I have a dirty mind. Once I read the "bound" part of the title, everything else they said about the game with its "deep customization" and "massive monsters" just got all jumbled up in my brain. Hmm, I wonder if that's actually making it more appealing.
There are a great many people rather excited for the next episode in the drawn out Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy subseries. I am, as I’ve pointed out numerous times in the past not one of them. If you’re one of the many straddling the fence about it, here’s a collection of the critical consensus for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII that could just sway your opinion.
One of my most anticipated games for the year has to be Child of Light. A fairytale-inspired RPG with watercolor design? Please just take all my money! Now, I know when I can throw money at it - and it's not much longer to wait.
There are a bunch of fantastic RPGs coming this year. We've got Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Witcher 3, the Elder Scrolls Online. I'm not going to include Final Fantasy XIII: Lighting Returns on that list, but it might even be a pretty good one, or at least half-way decent. But RPGs have changed so much over the years - have we become spoiled by the modern ones?
For those who don’t know, Starbound is an indie space exploration RPG with similar gameplay to Terraria and in many ways, Minecraft. You travel to different worlds in search of materials and supplies and each planet is procedurally generated. Since the terrain is movable and customisable, you can terraform a planet to live on it. It was released on Steam on December 5th and since then has sold one million copies!
Elder Scrolls Online is looking really pretty, and I've got to say I'm getting more than a little excited about it. Considering the success of previous Elder Scrolls games, I can only imagine how well an MMO version will go down. Now, as Bethesda reveal the character progression system, things are coming together.
Child of Light is a JRPG, fairytale poem of a game that I cannot wait to get my hands on. From the first trailer, I was sold on this game, but now a walkthrough is making me really excited.
Yes, I'm a JRPG fangirl. I'm also a Kickstarter virgin, but I think I've found the project that will pop my cherry! East and West are coming together to create Project Pheonix, a JRPG with a squad-based RTS game design.
It’s time to feel a little old; not only is it the 30th anniversary of the Famicom, but it’s also the 10 year anniversary of what I think is the very finest Star Wars game ever made: Knights of the Old Republic. That’s right, it’s been 10 years since you played that game a long time ago, in a galaxy far away.
The Mario and Luigi RPG series was borne from the ideal to bring Paper Mario, itself a throwover from the ideals of Super NES’s Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, to Nintendo’s handhelds. Progressive and delightfully daring, the series makes its debut on the 3DS with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. After the frankly fantastic Bower’s Inside Story on the DS, developer AlphaDream has a lot to live up to with this sequel.
Twas the season to equip boots of +5 award-winning! 2012 was a big year for RPGs, as we saw the Diablo 3 finally released, alongside the likes of Guild Wars 2 and Kingdoms of Amalur. Some scored big, some failed hard and some were practically meh. But only one of those genre games could stand head and shoulders above the rest. And that winner is…
It's one thing to look into a game as an individual product, but human nature tends to have people throwing down comparisons left, right and centre. When there is no official yardstick to measure something, the next best thing is to look at is something similar. Gamers compare all sorts of things all the time. Boxers have their own unique attributes on paper, but it is their ability in the ring that determines who reigns supreme. It is with this thinking that I present to you today's two contestants in a gaming head to head battle.
Kingdom Hearts has been around for 10 years now. Wow, writing that makes me feel old. What once appeared to be an excuse for two large studios to collaborate and cameo their iconic characters, is now a fully-fledged product, with its own characters and memorable story.