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#Role-Playing Games

Nioh impressions
I've been putting off the Nioh alpha demo not for lack of interest, but because I knew I'd need to play at my most attentive. Team Ninja's PlayStation 4 action-RPG has come across as a Japanese mythology-infused Dark Souls wi...   read

Final Fantasy IX PC! photo
Final Fantasy IX PC!

PC Port Report: Final Fantasy IX

Look, I'm not here to argue the best Final Fantasy game. Chances are, your favorite is one of the first ones if not the first one that you've played. Unless you played one of the original three first, in which case those hopefully...

 
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Fallout 4

Fallout 4 finally gets Survival Mode on PC, along with a bunch of other fixes

It has been a long time comin', but Bethesda just added Survival Mode to Fallout 4 on PC. The new mode takes away almost all of the easy-to-lean-on convenience of Fallout 4. For instance, there's no fast travel, you can only save while...

 
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Nostalgia

The Pokemon re-releases were downloaded 1.5 million times

We touched on Nintendo's financial results for the fiscal year ended March 2016, noting that profits fell 60.6 percent in part because of a "lack of major titles," but there was another breakout tidbit that caught my eye: the Pokémon...

 
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Xenoblade

Xenoblade hits Wii U Virtual Console today

Xenoblade Chronicles is launching on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America today. The role-playing game, which completed a world tour in 2012 after its Japanese debut in 2010, will cost just $20 on the eShop -- which is a hell of a lot...

 
Final Fantasy XI Reboot photo
Final Fantasy XI Reboot

Check out Final Fantasy XI's mobile reboot

Paired with the news that Square Enix would eventually shut down the PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy XI, the company also announced it would be partnering with Korean giant Nexon to create a mobile (iOS, Android) version of the l...

 
Dark Souls III update photo
Dark Souls III update

From Software is making two of Dark Souls III's covenants less of a pain

From Software is rolling out an update for Dark Souls III today across all platforms and it's one I've been desperately awaiting. I couldn't scan the bullet points fast enough! It's here! Many of us have struggled to get the Blue Sentinels ...

 
NieR: Automata photo
NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata's characters sure look wild

NieR: Automata doesn't even have a release date, but Platinum Games and Square are doing a good job of getting me excited for it regardless. In addition to some new screens, there's a new character-centric video up from a recent livestream ...

 
SQUARE ENIX photo
SQUARE ENIX

Valkyrie Profile's prequel is sorta out now

Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, the prequel to the Tri-Ace's classic RPG Vaklyrie Profile, is now available for mobile phones and tablets. Well, it sort of is. You know, in a way. Let me explain. Square Enix released the game via Japan'...

 
Exist Archive photo
Exist Archive

Tri-Ace and Spike Chunsoft's new PS4/Vita JRPG Exist Archive is coming west

Exist Archive is coming to North America on October 18, Aksys Games has announced. Originally released in Japan last year, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita role-playing game is a joint effort between Tri-Ace (Valkyrie Profile,&nb...

 
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Games with Gold

Temper your expectations for May's Games with Gold

If April's Games with Gold lineup was the best yet, and I'm inclined to agree with Brett that it was, then whatever Microsoft has in store for May can't possibly stack up. I had that sentiment in mind when reading over the list of what's co...

 
PSN sale photo
PSN sale

PSN's Golden Week sale has deals on Gravity Rush, Yakuza 5, and Digimon

It's for the best that I'm preoccupied with Dark Souls III (new game++ and the continued grind for Darkmoon items, here I come!) and testing my luck in Alienation's hardcore mode. Otherwise, I'd be inclined to stock up on a bunch of titles ...

 
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Vanilla WoW server

Blizzard responds to the vanilla WoW server 'Nostalrius' shutdown

The fan-run vanilla World of Warcraft server Nostalrius gained enough attention that Blizzard took notice and issued a cease and desist earlier this month, prompting its shutdown. Predictably, that move has led to even more support for the ...

 
Persona 5 photo
Persona 5

That Persona 5 countdown? Now we know what it's for

Atlus  heard you like countdowns, so they put a countdown in your countdown. Yep, a few days ago we got wind that Atlus was planning something for Persona 5. Perhaps it was a date reveal at one point. But oh no, before it went live, so...

 
Super Ma-RPG photo
Super Ma-RPG

Square's Super Mario RPG pitch: Mario with a sword on horseback

I regretfully have not played Super Mario RPG, but I have a feeling it wouldn't be so revered as a classic had Nintendo followed Square's initial pitch, which included Mario riding a horse, wearing a cape, and holding a sword. It'd just be...

 
Divinity OS 2 PvP
If I had to make a list of things that I wouldn't care to have in Divinity: Original Sin 2, a PvP mode would probably be at the top of that list. But you know what? It was actually pretty good! The PAX demo for Divinity was a...   read

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Battleborderlands

Battleborn DLC could give hints for Borderlands 3

We're on the cusp of the release of Battleborn, Gearbox's hobby-grade meta-growth shooter. Since it's still an unproven IP and Gearbox's other releases have been less than stellar, the game most on the mind of the people in the room at...

 
I am Setsuna preview
As a big fan of Chrono Trigger, and JRPGs in general, I was excited to try out Square Enix's upcoming I am Setsuna. Though the story and themes are completely different, comparisons between the two are immediately obviou...   read

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization coming west this fall

Earlier this year at the Dengeki Game Festival, Bandai Namco announced Hollow Realization, the latest game based on the popular Sword Art Online series, would be releasing in Japan this fall. Now, the publisher has confirmed the P...

 
SQUARE ENIX photo
SQUARE ENIX

First peek at the Valkyrie Profile prequel

For the past week, Square Enix has been teasing Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, a prequel to Tri-Ace's classic PlayStation 1 role-playing game Vaklyrie Profile for the mobile phones and tablets. Of course, it's been a drip feed. Th...

 
BANDAI NAMCO photo
BANDAI NAMCO

God Eater remake, sequel get release dates

God Eater: Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst are coming west this summer.  The former will be releasing for PlayStation 4, PC, and PlayStation Vita in North America on June 28, with the latter coming to the same p...

 
BANDAI NAMCO photo
BANDAI NAMCO

Tales of Berseria heading west in early 2017

Tales of Berseria is coming to western shores in early 2017, Bandai Namco has announced. The JRPG was previously announced for an August 18 debut in Japan, where the studio plans to put out a PlayStation 3 port, in addition to the PlayStat...

 
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OH GOD

When the frame rate is so bad, it makes you ill

I hadn't really heard of Lichdom: Battlemage until our recent post about its new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports -- they're $49.99 a piece, or bizarrely enough you could just get the PC version for $1.99 in a bundle -- and now here it is ...

 
New PS4 Valkyria photo
New PS4 Valkyria

Meet Valkyria: Azure Revolution's Five Grave Sinners

While I am still somewhat bummer that the Valkyria Chronicles spinoff, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, is more action-RPG than strategy RPG, well, there is no "but" or "while." I'm still bummed. A combination of an update of Sega's official gam...

 
Atlus' Performa photo
Atlus' Performa

Atlus brings the Performa in latest Tokyo Mirage Sessions trailer

I got something special for gullible idiots like you! A trailer for Atlus' latest. And peep the creep (afore-quoted) trying to mess with our pop idol heroes. What a jerk! The RPG formerly known as Genei Ibun Roku #FE (because it was, forme...

 
I am Setsuna photo
I am Setsuna

Square's Chrono Trigger-ish, not-mobile JRPG out July 19

Square Enix is launching a Chrono Trigger-inspired role-playing game in the west this year, and it isn't even a cell phone game. I am Setsuna, which is out in Japan and playable over in Boston at PAX East this weekend, will be coming to No...

 
The Witcher 3 photo
The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3's Blood & Wine DLC looks dreamy

I know people who are anticipating the next Witcher 3 expansion, Blood & Wine, more than just about anything else on the docket for this year (which is exactly how I am with Souls add-ons, so, I get it). Sometimes, it's easy to forget h...

 
Dark Souls III tips
Call me bad, but I actually found Dark Souls III a little harder than Dark Souls II and Bloodborne at first blush. Maybe I was just rusty, but my first few hours with the game were brutal. It took me more tries than I'd care ...   read

Dark Souls 3 Mythbusters photo
Dark Souls 3 Mythbusters

Dark Souls III gets the Mythbusters treatment

YouTuber DefendTheHouse is at it again in the test lab. This time, Dark Souls III is on the slab. Can you parry giant pots back at those saw guys in the Undead Settlement? Can Mimics be tamed? Can a Young White Branch work as well as a...

 
Final Fantasy XV photo
Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV's movie gets a debut date, more special editions in the works

Final Fantasy is a multimedia franchise once again, and will appear in theaters later this year in Japan. That's Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, to be exact, which now has a premiere date of July 29. It will feature King Regis (played b...

 

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Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

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MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
RiffRaff

Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
Asterion

FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
FakePlasticTree

Ryujis really feeling it!

 
Luca Blight

Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
Ckarasu

I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 
Torchman

They dont make em like they used to

 
Pixie The Fairy

All the cool and real power sides with Iron He has Spiderman, Black Panther, Vision and Stark owns his Cap doubles down on Also, where the hell is Fury during all Hes probably scheming to bring them all

 
AdmiralAckbong

If getting high and watching movies or playing videogames was a major, Id have graduated with a Masters degree by Fuck this semester

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Is it weird that CJs review is the first time Ive seen the US price for Pocket Card Jockey listed anywhere? They were pretty mum on it until now (maybe because its cheaper in way, its totally worth Addiction City, here I come!

 
EtosiGiR

Just curious what the split looks like here on the ol Personally Im team Captain (Even though Panther is my favorite and hes starting out on the wrong Dafuh Marvel? Dafuh?

 
ikiryou

This is what sex looks like & it now costs 13800

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Got a proper game of TF2 played today that lasted over an Still good at it! Completely different kinds of games and both are fun but this has me wanting Overwatch less because Ill probably still play it :p Guess I feel a bit more in

 
Nathan D

Persona 5 on September 15?! Right around my birthday! I know what Im get-wait what? In JAPAN?! You smug son of a

 
whatsacow

9 hours of Overwatch just happened and I didnt realise I guess productivity can wait until

 
Sir Shenanigans

Its funny in Overwatch because Lucio is the name of the large Italian man who owns the pizzeria right by my Lucio on skates is a very funny thing for me to think/hear/dream

 
AvtrSpirit

We HAVE to have Destructoid OverWatch for FNF HAVE to! I can host on PC, but I think well pull more of a crowd if a more prominent member of the community posts about Please! :D

 
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The ultimate solution to your backlog woes

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Whats all this Im hearing about a Hacker-chan? Im sure she doesnt look all that

 
Dreggsao

Good thing I know to get the Forza 6 f2p whatever beta in the windows People not knowing this wouldnt find out even on the official Microsoft and PC games is always

 
Perro

Im new to eBay and did my first snipe and won on a Feel bad for the guy who probably looked at the 30 seconds left on the item thinking he would win but also so satisfying to metaphorically take candy from that baby

 
KingSigy

OH MY GOD! I CANT BELIEVE UNCHARTED 4 HAS AN ENDING! Oh, whoops,

 
Torchman

mmmmmmmmmmm that Persona 5 trailer is a fine way to wake Also could Torch have found P5 best girl? Perhaps, but only time will

 

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