All Posts by Adam Sherrill

In a world of countless RPGs, you might be worried that the genre is becoming stale over time. Unfortunately, many developers are too afraid to shake up the formula out of fear their games may not sell well. So while the big names play it safe, we turn to independent developers for innovation. Enter Quincy Pringle, a young developer who is ready to liven up the RPG scene with his new game OTHER: Her Loving Embrace. The game takes traditional turn-based battles and turns each one into an interactive experience.

I had a chance to talk to Quincy about his upcoming game, and he had a lot to share, including details about the game's story, characters, additional gameplay mechanics, and much more. Quincy went into detail about his passion for game development, some of his greatest inspirations, and even some hardships he's faced when working on projects in the past. Hit the jump for the full interview!

At E3 2018, Bethesda announced that The Elder Scrolls: Legends would be coming to home consoles in an effort to expand its audience. When speaking to Game Informer on this topic, Pete Hines of Bethesda confirmed the game would be cross-platform for all systems. However, the interviewer cut him off to make sure this applied to all consoles, as it had been assumed the PS4 would skip out on this feature. Hines made it a point to express how important this feature is to the game, and that Bethesda would not release it on any platform that will not support cross-play.

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Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4 has a lot of superhero fans hyped. The game features stunning visuals, fan-favorite characters, fast-paced combat, and of course, open world web swinging around New York. We've seen a ton of footage from this game since its original announcement, and it's finally going to be here in just a few more weeks.

So if you weren't excited enough already, you can check out a brand new trailer that was just uploaded by Sony. Head inside to check it out!

Fallout 76 is completely unlike any other game in the series, putting a huge emphasis on multiplayer gameplay. One thing that usually plagues online games is griefing. Sometimes there's just one player that is there to do nothing other than to ruin your experience for their pleasure or benefit. There are many ways that developers have dealt with griefers in the past, which usually results in a temporary or permanent ban from the server. However, Bethesda is taking a more unique approach to griefers in Fallout 76.

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There are countless great retro games you likely missed out on when you were younger. For example, I grew up during the Nintendo 64 era of gaming, so I never had a chance to play older games like Super Mario World or A Link to the Past.

Fortunately, I discovered something later on in life that would give me easy access to these classics I had never even heard of at the time: emulation. The debate around the legality of emulation is intense. Which side do you fall on?

Music is a huge part of the Smash Bros. series. Tons of classic tunes are revamped and there are even some completely original scores that have quickly become fan favorites. Nintendo realizes this of course, so they are once again including a sound test menu in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Masahiro Sakurai came out swinging during today's Super Smash Bros. direct by announcing several new fighters. Among these are two brand new Echo Fighters: Dark Samus and Chrom.

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Octopath Traveler launched last month to fantastic reviews. The game takes the very best of turn-based RPGs and adds its own, unique twists to the formula. It's undoubtedly incredible, and it has been selling better than Square Enix expected, which is especially surprising for a Nintendo exclusive JRPG. This has prompted the question of whether we could see future games like this from Square Enix.

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The Nintendo Switch has been out for a year and a half, and I think it's safe to say that this has been one of the most successful console launches anybody has ever had. But Nintendo is starting to fall flat. The first year of the system was fantastic, but the company has continued to make strange decisions and miss opportunities to make the system more appealing to a hardcore audience.

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Turn-based RPGs can take up a huge chunk of your time. While most games in this genre tend to have long stories, the dungeons you explore and the battles you fight in between these plot points will make up most of your experience.

You're likely to encounter hundreds, if not thousands, of random encounters throughout your playthrough, and this is where some of these RPGs get a ton of criticism. Some gamers will lose interest because it feels like you're just doing the same thing over and over again when you go into battle. So what are these games doing to turn away so many players? There are just some things that most RPGs can't get right at all. Head inside for more!

The Nintendo Switch has been out for a while, and some early bugs and design flaws have been addressed. However, a new problem has arisen regarding the Switch's plastic exterior. Some staff members at Nintendo Life have started to notice some small cracks develop around the unit's ventilation system. The website posted a poll to see if anyone else was affected. The results are a bit troubling.

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Amy Hennig is known for directing and writing incredible single-player games, such as Jak 3, the first Uncharted trilogy, and she was even working on a new Star Wars title with Visceral Games. Whether you've played any of her titles or not, you can't deny the impact Hennig has had on modern storytelling in video games.

Recently at Gamelab 2018, Hennig had a chance to be interviewed by Geoff Keighley and answer some fan questions. One member in the audience asked about the "death of single-player games" and her thoughts on it. Rather than saying these games were going extinct, Hennig explained that the current state of the industry is holding back their potential.

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Have you ever thought that there are just too many darn ports of Skyrim? I know I have, and I bet Bethesda has too. Heck, they made a whole trailer making fun of how many times they've released the game. But they immediately went on to make that joke trailer a reality. So are we finally done seeing Skyrim ports every year? Is Bethesda finally going to stop cashing in on their most popular title? It's hard to say for sure. But if you want the company to stop, you may not want to buy any more copies.

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I never thought I would become engrossed in the world of visual novels. I always liked games that featured flashy action, RPG elements, and a ton of button mashing. So basically I liked Kingdom Hearts and Zelda.

If you were a Kingdom Hearts fan back in the day, you know that the series was spread across almost every single home console and portable system available. So I bought a PSP with only Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep in mind. I didn’t know of any other game on the device that would be interesting.

Several games later, I'm now a fan of visual novels. I never understood the importance of the genre, but now I respect every single person that strives to tell a great story with them. Head inside to read more!

It's been a wild ride for Tetsuya Nomura, Square Enix, and fans of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. The Final Fantasy VII remake was announced three years ago, with little to no word on the project since then. Most reports even claimed its development is in deep trouble.

Years of hype can eventually create unrealistic expectations among fans, and that could lead to an overall sense of disappointment once the final product is released. However, there's one obstacle Square has to overcome when they announce new games: leaks.

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