There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about their life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”
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So you've just bought Suikoden II on the PlayStation Network. Finally, for the first time ever, you're going to play through one of the finest role-playing games ever made. Exciting, isn't it?
Fantasy Life, released today by Nintendo for 3DS, is not so much a video game as it is a to-do list. Playing this game is akin to performing a series of increasingly difficult household chores. Some games ask you to slay demons or explore the frontiers of space; Fantasy Life asks you to go find some vegetables and cook dinner.
I have a confession to make: I didn't play SaGa Frontier this week. I know, I know. I'm terrible. But over the past couple of weeks I've been playing through Final Fantasy VI in hopes of reviewing it on Kotaku -- because we only cover the newest and hottest games -- and then I got a review copy of Danganronpa 2, and now everything's just all over the place.
Earlier this month I spent a whole bunch of time playing Soul Blazer, a video game about mermaids and talking plants. Hopefully you did too. Soul Blazer is the first game in what is affectionately referred to as the "Quintet trilogy", named after the long-defunct Japanese studio known for making some pretty great action-role-playing games. The next two games in the series, Illusion of Gaia and Terranigma, are far more interesting. Soul Blazer is the worst of the three.
We're three days away from E3, which means it's the perfect time to start thinking about games that came out 20 years ago. As I announced last month, I'm plotting out a special project -- sort of a book club for old-school JRPGs. Every week or two we'll play and talk about an old game, hopefully finding interesting things to say about how they hold up, what they mean and whether they're as good as we remember.