Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG)

Has Everyone Forgotten About the JRPG Classic ‘Parasite Eve’?

In the past few years, the world of gaming has one under heavy fire from progressives and women’s rights groups claiming that female game characters are incredibly sexist. They especially point to games made in Japan where it is common for female game characters to be clad in less fabric than you might find or…

Into JRPGs? Know the History Behind the JRPG Classic, Dragon Quest!

The Dragon Quest franchise is one of the longest running and most important JRPG franchises of all time. Its effect on the entire genre of video games cannot be overstated. The original Dragon Quest on NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) essentially created the JRPG, without it, there would be no Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Pokemon, or…

Are Japanese RPGs Finally Making a Comeback?

If you grew up in the 1990s like I did, you might remember how we all thought, “Only Japan makes great games.” Most of the great game companies were Japanese and they were exporting their best games all over. For me, I love old-fashioned Japanese role-playing games (JRPG) in the vein of Final Fantasy, Dragon…

A Look Back at Chrono Cross: the Underappreciated JRPG Classic

What’s With All the Hate? After spending almost 1500 words absolutely gushing about my favorite video game ever, Chrono Trigger, I got to thinking, “What about the sequel?” Chrono Cross was released very late in the original PlayStation life cycle. While it was a critical hit, gaining nines and tens from most reviewing sites, it…

Gamers Ready? Here is the Top 10 Japanese Role Playing Games of All Time!

Japan is arguably most famous worldwide for its video games. Japan took gaming and sent it into the stratosphere. Gaming was popular in the 80’s but it really became what it is today, because of Japan. Companies like Nintendo, Konami, Square, SEGA and much more helped to bring gaming into mainstream culture in the 80’s…