The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – catchup review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – catchup review

Apr 11, 2016

Format: Vita (version reviewed), PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: NIS America/Reef Entertainment Developer: Nihon Falcom Players: 1 Site: http://trailsofcoldsteel.com/ Game code provided by PR People seem too busy trying to prove that the Wii U is dead and buried (despite the multi-million selling games, etc.) to notice that Sony’s Vita became a...

Deconstruction of a JRPG Hero

Deconstruction of a JRPG Hero

Feb 14, 2011

The phrase ‘JRPG hero’ conjures up a certain image in your mind and, whilst I may not have every last detail, I have a pretty good idea of what you’re seeing in your mind’s eye right now. Young, male, probably blonde, sharp hair, almost certainly holding some sort of sword. It’s like I’ve ripped your head open and I’m...

Arc the Lad II out on US PSN store today

Arc the Lad II out on US PSN store today

Nov 24, 2010

JRPG and PSone classic Arc the Lad II is set to be released on the US PSN store today, along with an expansion for the game titled Arc Arena: Monster Tournament. The original game was released in 1996 in Japan on Sony’s grey war horse and only made it stateside in 2002 when it was part of a collection. MonkeyPaw Games is determined to bring classic eastern...

Ni No Kuni will finally bring JRPGs to PS3

Ni No Kuni will finally bring JRPGs to PS3

Oct 19, 2010

One of the glaring problems of this generation of consoles has been its failure to produce truly great traditional Japanese RPGs. Certainly there have been plenty of solid efforts, and the likes of Lost Odyssey, Eternal Sonata, Resonance of Fate and Final Fantasy XIII all have their charms. We have even had excellent deviations from the standard style of...