What are JRPGs? JRPGs are pretty much responsible for the creation of the RPG genre, and have heavily influenced games ever since they became a thing. A JRPG is a Japanese Role-Playing Game. This basically just means that the game was developed by a Japanese team, and they usually have certain styles and tropes associated […]
Developer XSeed updated The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I and II yesterday on Steam and Humble Bundle. The update added a number of new features and graphical improvements to both games and their DLCs. The most notable of these features is Japanese voice acting. Previously, western players were only to hear the English dubs […]
We writers at Culture of Gaming strongly believe that role-playing games are absolutely wonderful. “But what kind of RPGs do you mean?” All of them! JRPGs, WRPGs, MMORPGs, CRPGs, action RPGs, open-world RPGs – they’re all fantastic! They’ve given us some of the richest systems, most incredible stories, and most engrossing atmospheres in the entire […]
In our current generation of gaming, it seems almost impossible to make a game without some sort of controversy surrounding it, being critically panned, or being ‘just another game.’ At least, that’s what some game developers and publishers seem to release. Some developers release terrible games that gain a small cult following later due to […]
Originally released in 1993 on the SNES, Secret of Mana provided JRPG fans with a solid yet straightforward role-playing experience. Its characters, narrative and combat were no doubt familiar to fans of the genre but still made for a welcome experience in a time where JRPGs were a dime a dozen.
“Without memories, matter fades to nothingness.” This idea is the driving theme behind Lost Sphear, Tokyo RPG Factory’s newest RPG title. The world is plagued by the disappearance of everything from people to objects. You play as a boy named Kanata who has the ability to restore these lost things through the power of memory. And so, […]
In all the years I’ve been a gamer, I’ve always had a preference towards single-player games. It’s not that I don’t think online multi-player experiences are fun. Rather, it’s my preference towards story when I play a game, as opposed to competition. When I first started gaming, this was never an issue. Having a single-player […]
If you’ve been waiting for a PC release for World of Final Fantasy, Square Enix announced it will finally be coming to Steam. The game will release to Steam on November 21, 2017. It is currently available for PS4 and PS Vita and was originally released on October 25, 2016. The game’s release celebrated the […]