Tales of Berseria: review

Tales of Berseria: review

Feb 6, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, PS3 (Japan only) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Bandai Namco Developer: Bandai Namco Players: 1 Site: https://www.bandainamcoent.eu/product/tales-of-berseria/playstation-4 Game disc provided by PR The ‘Tales Of’ series continues to go strong, with Berseria being the first game in the series to finally let a...

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:┬áNIS 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...

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...