If you missed last week’s Nintendo Direct, you might be wondering based on the title “what the hell is an Octopath Traveller?” Odd name aside, What you’re looking at is another modern take on the JRPG genre from the minds behind the equally innovative Bravely Default. But based on the recent demo, Octopath Traveller seems to be even … More Octopath Traveller Demo: On the Right Path
10 Years. That’s how long it’s been since Final Fantasy XV was announced. Technically it wasn’t even called Final Fantasy XV back then, it was part of the Final Fantasy XIII universe as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. If you’re a big FF fan like me, then chances are you’ve been following the game closely through … More Fantastical Road Trip: Final Fantasy XV Review
Perhaps the most talked about game at E3 2016 is the newest title in the Legend of Zelda franchise. Since it was announced at E3 2014, there’s been a ton of speculation about the latest entry in the series. The game’s brief teaser alone caused debates about everything from the game’s place in the timeline … More The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is Skyrim Meets Studio Ghibli
The best part of conventions like PAX and RTX isn’t the games that you’ve known are coming for a while and getting to play before them they release. The best part is seeing games that you didn’t know are out there and getting to experience something special. While I’m tempted to say that Pyre was the best … More YIIK: Party Like It’s a JRPG in 1999
You have to hand it to Supergiant Games. If there’s anyone who can push the boundaries of world-building and gameplay mechanics, it’s them. Bastion and Transistor are considered by many to be some of the best indie games ever made. Both had excellent gameplay, stunning worlds, incredible music, and stories that you had piece together … More Pyre: Anyone up for Celestial Rugby?
Disclaimer: While I don’t get into major spoilers, there will be some discussion about the first two chapters. If you’re sensitive about that (I’m looking at you Tim), then you may not want to read this post. I’ve spent a little time with Bravely Second this weekend (read 13 hours) and wanted to write something … More Bravely Second Is Essentially the Same Game (and That’s Okay)
This week Nintendo will release the next installment in the beloved Mario & Luigi RPG series of games, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. The Paper in Paper Jam comes from the inclusion of “Paper Mario”, a now separate entity from the rest of the Mario universe. While on paper (haha) this seems like a cool crossover of two … More Why Paper Mario Needs to be Remastered
While I may be trying to catch up on games from the last five years year, 2016 has a lot in store for us no matter what kind of gamer you are. I’ve certainly commented on the number of JRPGs that are expected to be released this year, but there are many more titles to … More Most Anticipated Games of 2016 – Bits by Brereton Edition
While it’s only a few months away, it’s hard to imagine that 2015 is almost over.This year has been pretty amazing for gaming. With amazing hits like Metal Gear Solid V, Bloodborne, and The Witcher 3 out already and the prospects of Fallout 4 looking very bright. With that said, there’s one genre that while … More 2016: The Year of the JRPG?
When one traditionally thinks of Final Fantasy, a few things come to mind. Moogles, Chocobos, ridiculous airships, even more ridiculous hairstyles, and some really big swords are just a few examples of some ideas that have for better or worse helped define the franchise. However, tropes like these are what has caused the series as a whole … More We Have Arrived: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Review