The Japanese role-playing games genre has had some really high points (Persona 5) and some really low points (Akiba’s Beat) here lately. It used to be my go to pick for buying games, especially on the PS2 and the GBA. Of course, back then I could only get one or two games every quarter, so I had to pick things that would last. Tokyo Xanadu hits that average JRPG mark pretty hard, mashing a r...[Read More]
Video game publisher NIS America announced today, that the next chapter in the Ys series of games, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA, would be making its way to the PlayStation 4 and Vita and PC, this September.
Video game publisher XSEED Games, today revealed plans for a PC release of Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, as well as the long-awaited release date for The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd.
Aksys games and Nihon Falcom have announced that Tokyo Xanadu is coming to North America and Europe with a new localisation on the Vita. Even though the Vita continues to struggle to make a hefty dent in sales, more and more games seem to find their way to the system. As someone who really enjoys the Vita and even collects a bit for it, this is exciting. The Vita is home to a slew of JRPGs, which ...[Read More]
There has been a pretty large void in the gaming industry that used to dominate the market. Back in the days of the N64, PSOne, and even into the Gamecube and Xbox era, a lot of the best selling games were platformers or action games starring colorful characters. It seemed like every company was represented by some sort of cutesy character in an effort to capture what Nintendo had started on the N...[Read More]
This is actually the first of a critically-acclaimed trilogy released half a decade ago in Japan, finally hitting American PSPs the nation over. But, you see, you can tell they had a trilogy planned right away.