Yesterday Atlus USA released a new English language trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV!
I’m thoroughly tempted to go pick up a 3DS right now. While pricey at $50, the game comes with a lot of extras. The trailer was also a nice/stinging reminder that I never got that far into Nocturne, might be time to bust out the old PS2. Shin Megami Tensei IV comes out July 16, 2013.
(h/t Tiny Cartridge)
So as we reported earlier today, Nintendo made some huge announcements today. One of the big ones is Earthbound, or Mother 2 as it’s sometimes known, will finally be coming to the virtual console. This has been a long time coming as fans have begged Nintendo for years to something with the Mother/Earthbound franchise. Continue Reading
Earlier this week I wrote a promotional article for a JRPG by the name of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This title, originally released in Japan as a PS3 exclusive, is making a huge impression on the western front following it’s release on Tuesday. If you own a PS3 and enjoy a beautiful and engaging experience, then you’re doing yourself a great disservice by not purchasing this game. Continue Reading
For the last week I’ve been obsessing over one very intriguing JRPG, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This title pretty much sand-bagged me. The first time I had ever heard or seen anything about the game was less than a week ago and I’ve already convinced myself that this is a definite purchase. Continue Reading
What is that FRAKKING MUSIC?!?!?!? It’s Friday fun videos, of course. If you hadn’t already guessed, we are starting off with some Battlestar Galactica. This one is an oldie but a goodie from College Humor, a condensed 16-bit jrpg retelling of the entire series (Spoilers-ish):
Why are we posting this? Because Battlestar Galactica is back in prequel format! Behold the first online episode thanks to Machinima:
Now that the frakking is out of the way, how about some music? First up, a 12 minute compilation of rpg songs performed by an orchestra consisting of… Mini Marios? They don’t call him Master Diwa for nothing:
Finally, the Mortal Kombat flash mob group, the Sub ZeroS has gone Gangnam style… yes this is happening:
Happy Friday everyone!
Hot off the heels of Persona 4 Arena being released in North America, Destuctoid has confirmed that Persona 5 is on the way. For those of you unfamiliar with the Persona series, they’re jrpgs, with a lot of sim elements in them, that seem like a David Lynch film with a screenplay by H.P. Lovecraft and a lot of j-pop music. Check out this long trailer for the third game: Continue Reading
6 moons have past and the Sun has risen once again on Friday. So this week we’re doing a bit of a theme and that theme is Game of Thrones (which for some weird reason I always want to pronounce thorns). Our first two videos come from the always entertaining College Humor crew. It’s the first two seasons done as jrpgs. Spoilers, I guess. Season 1:
And season 2:
It’s Tuesday and this week we are reviewing Dragon’s Dogma. Developed by Capcom, Dragon’s Dogma is a medieval action RPG in which you, the Arisen, must battle to retrieve your heart from an evil dragon. Described loosely as a single player MMORPG, you travel the countryside with your companions, known as pawns, completing tasks ranging from, “Kill X number of a certain enemy”, to surviving ambushes by gigantic mythical creatures. The story is almost non-existent unfortunately. When you do get a story mission, it’s guaranteed to be epic, but they throw so many pointless side quests in your path that you must complete before you can move forward with the story. Well, you don’t have to complete them, but if you choose to continue the main quest too soon any major side quest becomes forfeit, so if you want to complete every quest you have a lot of running to do before you progress the story. Oh yes, and run you shall, for this game does not have a fast travel system. Just like in other popular MMORPG’s, you have to travel the massive world by foot or spend 20k in gold on a Ferrystone, which only returns you to the capital city. Luckily, the graphics are amazing so you have a beautiful landscape to look at while adventuring. One particular area in the southwest is reminiscent of FFX’s Calm Lands and is home to some of the largest beasts seen in gaming.
Don’t touch my one-eyed monster.
So today is Friday and we here at What’s Your Tag Blog are trying to come up with ways to start off the weekend right. So how about some videos? Starting off is College Humor’s 16-bit j-rpg interpretation of Doctor Who.
For those interested the soundtrack from Doctor Octoroc can be found here.
Also this week Topless Robot posted as one of its daily lists the 10 Weirdest Mega Man Robot Masters Worth a look for Mega Man fans, although I find it kind of odd Pharaoh Man is #5. As we all know Pharaoh Man is Awesome.
Finally Something for Skyrim for the fans.
P.S. The Long Good Friday is great movie, check it out if you like Snatch or British crime movies. Happy Weekend!