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10 Best Games to Introduce You to the jRPG Genre in 2022
10 Best Games to Introduce You to the jRPG Genre in 2022

editorial26 May 2022

Want to start an adventure with jRPGs, but you're not familiar with the genre? Here is our list of 10 Japanese RPGs that are perfect to play as your first games in this adventure.

Best Video Game Characters - The Protagonists that Defined the 2010s
Best Video Game Characters - The Protagonists that Defined the 2010s

editorial20 November 2021

Most good games let us play as distinctive, memorable characters. Here's a list of some of the best protagonists from the games of the last decade or so.

The Best Video Game Beginnings and Openin Sequences
The Best Video Game Beginnings and Openin Sequences

editorial08 November 2021

There's no second chance to make a good first impression. These games didn't squander the unique opportunity and delivered some of the most outstanding opening sequences in the industry.

The Best RPG Companions and Squad Members
The Best RPG Companions and Squad Members

editorial22 May 2021

There are some companions from game you just can't forget. Even when we don't know what cause the hero fought for and what the plot was really about. This is probably most evident in RPGs.

Challenging in a Clever Way - 8 Original Ideas to Make Games Difficult
Challenging in a Clever Way - 8 Original Ideas to Make Games Difficult

editorial18 May 2021

Death or failure in games tends to quickly become insignificant. That's why some developers use clever tricks to make us care more about not losing.

Easter Eggs and Secrets Discovered After Years
Easter Eggs and Secrets Discovered After Years

editorial16 January 2021

Developers love hiding secrets in their games, giving their most loyal fans riddles that can sometimes seem unsolvable. Some of these mysteries took many veritable decades to be discovered.

Video Games With the Best Stories
Video Games With the Best Stories

editorial05 October 2020

Although most games treat storytelling very instrumentally, some developers take it more seriously, creating stories that are exciting, touching and stay with us forever. We decided to create a list of games that tell the most powerful stories.

Eight Enemies We Were Sorry to Kill
Eight Enemies We Were Sorry to Kill

editorial24 May 2020

Demons in Doom, Mecha-Hitler in Wolfenstein, humas in Goat Simulator – most games don't bother creating complex enemies that we'll treat as anything more than things to shoot. Here are eight exceptions to this rule.

Seven Embarrassing Achievements that'll Give You the Creeps
Seven Embarrassing Achievements that'll Give You the Creeps

editorial15 October 2019

Achievements and trophies can be childishly easy, devilishly hard, or just funny – but they're mostly designed for pride, rather than embarrassment. Still, we've found seven achievements that will leave you with a bad feeling in the mouth.

Video Games' Stories Suck and it's Our Fault
Video Games' Stories Suck and it's Our Fault

editorial05 February 2019

Many of the best stories in video games would be considered average at best if they were the plots of movies or TV series. How can we love Indiana Jones' calques and corny fantasy tropes so much?

Curious Case of Saviour Schnapps: A hardcore saving system that divided gamers
Curious Case of Saviour Schnapps: A hardcore saving system that divided gamers

editorial09 March 2018

The saving system in Kingdom Come: Deliverance has recently caused much fuss. Some called it a redundant and artificial hindrance; others thought it a splendid way to spice things up. Where’s the truth, if there's any? Mine is certainly not in the middle.

Right in the feels – songs we love in video games
Right in the feels – songs we love in video games

editorial09 February 2018

When we hear a vocal track during a dramatic final confrontation, we are confused. It’s something unnatural, and it makes us focus on the sound much more than during regular background music. Let’s take a look at some memorable examples.

Is 2017 the worst year of the video game industry? Absolutely not!
Is 2017 the worst year of the video game industry? Absolutely not!

editorial23 November 2017

“The industry has gone to the dogs”. “This is the worst year in video games ever”. ”Gotta find a new hobby”. We’ve seen tons of similar comments lately. Meanwhile, it doesn’t take much to find out that 2017 was in fact a great year for gamers.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Demo is Great Move - I Finally Bought the Game!
Cyberpunk 2077 Demo is Great Move - I Finally Bought the Game!

editorial21 February 2022

The free demo, released along patch 1.5, finally convinced me to buy Cyberpunk 2077 on a console. After the drama surrounding the PS4 version, playing on PS5 is a breath of fresh air.

The Witcher 3 Elements That Didn't Work in Cyberpunk 2077
The Witcher 3 Elements That Didn't Work in Cyberpunk 2077

editorial27 December 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 are very different games at first glance. However, a keen eye will spot some very similar elements – not all of which work well in both games, though.

FPS Veterans Talk Genre Future - And I Can't Agree More
FPS Veterans Talk Genre Future - And I Can't Agree More

editorial10 July 2021

Veterans of the FPS genre from Electronic Arts have outlined their vision for the future of the genre. It's worth remembering their words, because they are probably based not only on hunches, but also work they're already doing.