JRPG Archive

  • Tales of Graces f Review (PS3)

    Tales of Graces f Review (PS3)

    Tales of Graces f is the 12th main title in the Tales series (although some might not count Tales of Legendia and Tales of Innocence as part of them as they were not developed by the Tales Studio). Despite having such a long history, for some reason this JRPG series from Bandai Namco has never […]

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  • Plunging into the Netherworld of Disgaea

    Plunging into the Netherworld of Disgaea

    Ai-Phuong and I have been talking about the Disgaea series many a time in The Gameolio Podcast with Dan and Rich, not to mention the new RPG! RPG! podcast. So listeners will know that we are very passionate about this series. Disgaea is one of the few third-party series that remained loyal to the Playstation brand […]

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  • RPG! RPG! Podcast #1: State of the JRPG

    RPG! RPG! Podcast #1: State of the JRPG

    Welcome to the RPG! RPG! Podcast, featuring Ai-Phuong and Haven. The show is concerned with with the ancient art of role-playing (game) and the hosts vow to take you on a journey across lands both familiar and perhaps undiscovered. So, kick back and feel free to join in the discussion below as the pair discuss […]

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  • The Last Story Review (Wii)

    The Last Story Review (Wii)

    The Last Story was brought to Wii by the minds behind the original Final Fantasy series. When it was released in Japan in January 2011, it immediately caused a stir among RPG players. By the end of the year it has sold around 160,000 copies in the island nation. With such a major RPG on […]

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  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review (PS3)

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review (PS3)

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 is Square-Enix second attempt to create a direct sequel to its flagship numbered series. The last offering was way back during the PS2 era for Final Fantasy X. While X-2 seems to be cashing in from an extremely successful, even iconic game, XIII-2 was a sequel to a game that was harshly […]

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  • White Knight Chronicles II Review (PS3)

    White Knight Chronicles II Review (PS3)

    White Knight Chronicles II picks up where the first story left us. The world is now under the threat of a raging war that promised to end all things. Most of the original gang returns once again in an attempt to thwart an evil plan that continues in the second game. Veterans of the first […]

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  • White Knight Chronicles Review (PS3)

    White Knight Chronicles Review (PS3)

    Technically speaking, White Knight Chronicles is an old game. It was first released in Japan in 2008 but didn’t arrive on the western shores until 2010. It is a Sony exclusive JRPG put together by the folks at the famed Level 5 Inc. (Dark Cloud, Dragon Quest VIII and IX, Professor Layton series and Rogue […]

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  • Final Fantasy – Where is it going?

    Final Fantasy – Where is it going?

    The news of the Final Fantasy XIV development team restructuring and Square-Enix slashing profit forecast by 92% came as a shock-wave to the gaming industry. Surely team restructuring and changes in profit forecast are not new in the gaming industry. But citing the failure of a flag ship franchise title because it bombed beyond expectation […]

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  • PS3 Review: Resonance of Fate

    PS3 Review: Resonance of Fate

    Resonance of Fate is not your typical fantasy RPG as it doesn’t have any fire or ice magic or anything like that. It can be seen as Wild Arms without the magic bit (especially the Western feel). The story of Resonance of Fate sets in a kind of post-apocalyptic world where the land was so […]

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  • Gameolio Podcast Ep 15: Reach Out

    Gameolio Podcast Ep 15: Reach Out

    Full house! Haven, Ai-Phuong, Rich and Dan combine powers to discover the J-RPG side of gaming as well as the love for survival horror and naturally a couple mentions on one Halo Reach. Some of the topics discussed: Japanese RPGs (Suikoden, Persona, Dragon Quest) Survival horror games (Silent Hill, Resident Evil) Street Fighter Amnesia: The […]

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