Posts tagged with "JRPG"

Tales of Series Anniversary Panel at MCM London Comic Con

Tales of Series Anniversary Panel at MCM London Comic Con
Celebrating 20 years of the Tales of series, as well as tying in with the recent release of Tales of Zestiria, MCM London Comic Con had a special anniversary panel for the Japanese RPG franchise. Hosted by Bandai Namco community executive, Edwin Chuah, he put together a presentation that made for a nice recap of each game in the series that was released in the west, as well as some fun facts and how the games have managed to spin-off into other areas,... 

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review
Nintendo seem to have a knack for creating classic games, coupled with classic characters and consoles. Although when the ‘New Nintendo 3DS’ and the ‘New Nintendo 3DS XL’ were announced, there was a mixed reaction. One of the phrases going around was ‘What’s the point?’ Well the new consoles came coupled with hardware upgrades, which weren’t going to be completely evident until played in conjunction with games exclusive to these new... 

Tales of Xillia Review

Tales of Xillia Review
Tales of Xillia tells an amazingly touching story of a world at war, struggling with the ideas of settling with peace and jostling to be the power maintaining said peace. Set in a world where a powerful super weapon called the Lance of Kresnik has been discovered, we see a land full of warring nations attempting to seize power of a device of which they understand very little. They don’t know what it is or what it does, they just know that it... 

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review
What do you get when you take a battle system that’s a cross between Pokemon and Xenoblade Chronicles, adds in a cell shaded visual style to rival Wind Waker and mixes them up with a Studio Ghibli story? You get Ni No Kuni, Level 5 and Namco Bandai’s new JRPG. The ambitious game is Studio Ghibli’s first attempt at a video game and while in many ways it completely excels, inconsistency issues cause occasional peaks and dips in quality. Ni... 

Crispin Freeman Interview

Crispin Freeman Interview
When it comes to anime and video game voice actors, the big names tend to pop up all over the place in one form or another. From staring roles in anime to NPC‘s in JRPG localisations, the mark of a good voice actor is when you can hear a voice in a crowd and not realise that yesterday the actor was the big hero and star of the show. Crispin Freeman can be heard in movies like Howl’s Moving Castle, the Wizard in the newly released Diablo... 

Ni No Kuni MCM Expo Presentation

Ni No Kuni MCM Expo Presentation
Ni No Kuni is a Japanese role playing game (JRPG) from game developers Level 5 and critically aclaimed Anime creators Studio Ghibli. The game’s title translates as “a second world.” It is the first Studio Ghibli video game and was shown off in English this past weekend at the MCM Expo in London. During a presentation, guests were shown an English trailer for the game in which we learn that the story is about a thirteen year old boy called... 

Pandora’s Tower to receive Limited Edition set in Europe

Pandora’s Tower to receive Limited Edition set in Europe
Following on from the limited edition of The Last Story (which is finally released in the UK this Friday), Ganbarion’s JRPG Pandora’s Tower is also set to receive a limited edition release exclusive to Europe. The limited edition version will come with a steelbook case and an exclusive 32-page art book. While Europe has been lucky enough to actually have the likes of Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower reach their shores,... 

Tales of the Abyss 3D Review

Tales of the Abyss 3D Review
It’s lucky that we even get the opportunity to play a game from the “Tales of” series in the UK, with many titles not making it overseas due to a lack of localisation or poor sales. Tales of the Abyss was originally released on the PS2 way back in 2006 but was rid with bugs and a crippling frame rate issue that put me off playing my imported PS2 copy. Tales of the Abyss has finally seen a release in the UK as the PS2 version of the game never... 

Dark Souls Review

Dark Souls Review
Dark Souls is hard. Really hard by modern standards. Many modern gamers are impatient and want instant gratification. If you want that from a hardcore action RPG then you may as well stop reading this review right now.   Games becoming easier and having more accessibility is by no means a bad thing, it’s just becoming harder to find games that are more unique and have complex combat mechanics. Are games not supposed to be about the experience... 
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