Was Secret Of Evermore overshadowed on the SNES during the mid 90’s?

When we think about RPG classics for the SNES the are many titles that come to mind such as Secret Of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG and others that were considered to be gems for the 16-bit console. However, there were also games such as the Secret Of Evermore which was a solid RPG and was highly praised by critics that were seeming overlooked on the SNES during the mid 90’s. While Secret Of Evermore was released in America in October 1995 the game appeared all throughout the PAL region in February 1996. The Secret Of Evermore was supposed be released in Japan sometime in ’96 but was eventually cancelled. Despite, being as enjoyable as the likes of Final Fantasy IV or Chrono Trigger Secret Of Evermore never achieved the same levels of popularity as those games. Earthbound from ’94 had a similar problem because while the game is considered to be legendary and cult classic by retro gamers the game itself felt outdated. During the mid 90’s there were more people in both America and Japan who were more interested 3D gaming;especially since the PS1 and the Sega Saturn were both released between ’94-’95.

Not to mention the fact the the N64 ended up being released in mid ’96 which possibly made people lose interest in the SNES which had been available in retail since November of 1990. While Secret Of Evermore looked beautiful on the 16-bit SNES game system its an RPG title that could hav Bedigian a much bigger attraction if it were released sometime between 1990-1993. Also, the Final Fantasy series was obviously the best thing that Squaresoft had going at the time; pretty much any other RPG they despite how good they were was going to be overshadowed by the Final Fantasy series in someway.

Final Fantasy VII: Remake Exclusivity Delayed until 2021?

Final Fantasy VII: Remake is a RPG that people have been waiting to see on the PS4 since the mid 10’s and it seemed like we were finally going to get it this year. However, there has been reports floating around that the highly anticipated JRPG Remake will have PS4 exclusivity until 2021 for reasons that are unclear as of right now. Its quite possible that Square Enix is taking more time in making sure that Final Fantasy VII: Remake is well polished for its future release on other game systems such as Microsoft Windows. However, many people who are fans of the Final Fantasy series are most likely disappointed with this news since the release date of FFVII: has been delayed multiple times which can ultimately contribute to the masses losing interest in the game itself. Its somewhat odd to think that the Final Fantasy VII: Remake was not set to appear on other gaming systems such asMicrosoft Windows; but we end up with Final Fantasy VII: Remake being playable only for the PS4 until March 2021.

While many people have enjoyed the PS4 console throughout the majority of the 10’s decade it seems like PC gaming has been more popular in general among the masses. However, there is no question that the Final Fantasy VII: Remake will be a huge attraction on the PS4 throughout the rest of 2020 along with the early part of 2021 until we hopefully get a PC version or possibly a Switch version of the game in the future.

Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered announced at E3 2019!!!

At last the world will finally see the JRPG classic from 1999 known Final Fantasy VIII remastered and released for multiple game consoles in the future. As many people know Final Fantasy VIII was released 20 years ago for the PS1 and was the direct sequel to the legendary FFVII game which was released in 1997. While Final Fantasy VIII May not have been quite as popular as its predecessor it still managed to sell at least seven million copies worldwide on the PS1. In fact, Final Fantasy VIII is actually within the top ten in relation to the best selling video games for the PS1. When Square Enix made an announcement about Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Switch many people seemed ecstatic by the news at their E3 conference.

As it currently stands we know of a few features that Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered will include. We are aware of the fact that the remastered version of FFVIII will run cutscenes at least three times faster than that if the PS1 version. There is also improved gameplay which allows players to keep their ATB and HP maximum can perform special attacks at anytime. In addition, the option of turning off random battle encounters in the remastered version of FFVIII is also a feature that will make it stand from the original ’99 version of the game. As it currently stands Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered is expected to appear on the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC sometime later in 2019.

Monster Hunter: World named “Best RPG Game” at 2018 Gamers’ Choice Awards!!!!

As many expected at the 2018 Game Choice Awards Monster Hunter: World which was released for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One back in January ended up being named the “Best RPG Game” of the year. It does not come off as much of as surprise that Monster Hunter: World was named the best RPG of 2018 especially considering how much mainstream attention the game has received throughout the year. Also, Monster Hunter: World has managed to sell over 10 million copies within this year alone which speaks volumes on how popular Capcom’s game has been throughout 2018. The visuals for Monster Hunter: World are simply stunning and the game has been praised by various critics for its online multiplayer gameplay which allow up sixteen players.

While online co-op multiplayer gameplay that supported up to four players was one of the many features that made Monster Hunter: World an Action-RPG worth having it should be noted that a local multiplayer mode was absent within the game. But despite, not having local multiplayer gameplay Monster Hunter: World has still won the award for “Best Co-op Game” at this year’s Golden Joysticks Awards back in November. Seeing how successful Monster Hunter: World has been since the start of 2018 there is no doubt that this title deserved to be named the best RPG of this year.

Will Kingdom Hearts III sell more than the Resident Evil 2: Remake?

When it comes down to high profile RPG titles for next year two of the big titles that instantly comes to mind are Kingdom Hearts III along with the Resident Evil 2: Remake which are both set to appear on the PlayStation 4 along with the Xbox One. In terms of which game is going to sell more in 2019 is a topic that almost everyone in the gaming world is talking about right now. In fact, Kingdom Hearts III along with Resident Evil 2: Remake are probably two of the most anticipated RPG titles of the 10’s. While the Resident Evil 2: Remake is just an in-depth remake of the original game released back Capcom for the PS1 in ’98 Kingdom Hearts III is a brand new game altogether.

The world has been waiting to see Kingdom Hearts III ever since Kingdom Hearts II appeared on the PlayStation 2 back in 2005. In terms of which game is going to sell more next year onwards is very hard to predict. But as far as RPG’s in general are concerned it seems like nobody does it better than Square Enix. While the Resident Evil 2: Remake is something than fans of the series waited about 20 years to see Kingdom Hearts III will most likely have the edge as far as sales are concerned in 2019.

Will we ever see a Seiken Densetsu 5?

As many people know the Seiken Densetsu series is legendary and as been around since the early 90’s. Since the early 90’s we saw big games within the series such as Seiken Densetsu 2/Secret of Mana along with Seiken Densetsu 3 which both appeared on the SNES between 1993-1995. Many would argue that the series had reached its peak following the release of Seiken Densetsu 2. Ever since Secret of Mana came out it ended up becoming one of the most popular Action-RPG’s to have ever appeared on the SNES back in the early 90’s. While Seiken Densetsu 3 remained a Japanese exclusive for the SNES we did get to see another game called the Legend of Mana which was released in 1999 for the PS1.

Since then we got to some other games within the series including Sword of Mana for the Game Boy Advance along with Children of Mana for the Nintendo DS between 2003-2006. It was during 2006 where Seiken Densetsu 4/Dawn of Mana appeared on the PlayStation 2. While Dawn of Mana fell below the expectations of many people there are still those who are long time fans of the series would love to see a Seiken Densetsu 5 for a current generation console such as the Nintendo Switch or the PS4. However, if Square Enix ever decides to make a Seiken Densetsu 5 going back to the 16 bit graphics and gameplay used in Secret of Mana dud the early 90’s for the SNES would definitely be a great idea.

The visuals and gameplay for Dawn of Mana was completely different from what fans were used to seeing in the Seiken Densetsu series which might be one of the many reasons why the game did not live up to the expectations of critics. If Square Enix decides to make a Seiken Densetsu 5 then returning to their roots should be a prior in a potential upcoming release of this game. But as of right now it seems like Square Enix has no plans whatsoever on making a Seiken Densetsu 5 and it’s unlikely that it will ever happen.

Could Final Fantasy Tactics Advance have been more popular on GameCube?

As many people know Final Fantasy Advance Tactics was one of the most popular JRPG titles on the Game Boy Advance back in the early 00’s. As poor as the game was there are many people who whether or not Final Fantasy Advance Tactics could have been more popular on the Nintendo GameCube during the early 00’s. While Nintendo GameCube had some memorable games such as Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine those games were all in 3D. Nintendo was not too big about the idea of having many 2D video games on GameCube which is one of the reasons why the released the Game Boy Advance.

However, there was a Final Fantasy Tactics game back in the early 90’s for the SNES there is a good chance that the game could have been more popular than what we saw in the early 00’s. But then again the SNES did not sell as much as the Game Boy Advance so its hard to say how much a Final Fantasy Tactics game would have sold on the 16 bit during the 90’s.

Super Mario RPG (1996) vs Paper Mario (2000) which game had more success?

As many know Super Mario RPG along with Paper Mario are among two of the best Mario based role playing games that Nintendo has ever made. Super Mario RPG was praised for its 3D like visuals along with its storyline which diverted from Bowser being the main antagonist. Instead, we get a new villain named Smithy that players had to stop using playable characters Mario, Bowser, Princess Toadstool, Mallow and Geno. As good as Super Mario RPG was for the Super NES many people would argue that the game should have been saved for the Nintendo 64 especially since the console was released in 1996 as well.

Ever since Super Mario RPG was released for its graphics Super NES back in 1996 many people wanted to see a direct sequel to the game. But unfortunately, between the mid 90’s and most of the 00’s Nintendo and Square Enix were not on good terms with each other. Its was a real shame that we never got to see a spiritual successor to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars especially since it managed to sell over 1.4 million copies worldwide and was praised by fans and critics alike.

Despite, the fallout that Nintendo and Square Enix has back in the mid 90’s we were still fortunate enough to get another Mario role-playing game for the Nintendo 64. Paper Mario was initially released for the N64 in Japan before appearing in countries like America and Europe during 2001. Paper Mario was developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo and was also a game that was well received by various gaming publications along with fans of the Mario series in general.

Ever since, Paper Mario was released the game has managed to sell over 1.3 million copies worldwide on the Nintendo 64 and is a game that remains a classic to this day. While both Super Mario RPG along with Paper Mario became successful following their respective releases there are some would be more inclined to give the 16 bit SNES Mario game edge over the classic that we got in the early 00’s. While Paper Mario was cool Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was simply the best role playing game to have ever emerged from the Mario series period.

Phantasy Star series confirmed for SEGA AGES on the Nintendo Switch

For those who have been fans of the Phantasy Star series since the 16 bit era of gaming you will be happy to know that it has been confirmed to appear on SEGA AGES for the Nintendo Switch in the near future. The Phantasy Star series included a set of popular RPG’s for the Sega Genesis along with the Mega Drive. As of right now the 16 bit Phantasy Star games are among a few titles confirmed for SEGA AGES. But there is no doubt that the Phantasy Star series will catch the eyes of those love retro turned based RPG’s from the late 80’s and early 90’s.

The Phantasy Star series will be joining the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV on SEGA AGES which is set to be released sometime in September 2018. Hopefully, we will learn more information about what games will appear on SEGA AGES within the next week or two. But as of right now SEGA AGES looks like it’s going to be a very promising for the Nintendo Switch this upcoming Fall.

Could Disgaea: Hour of Darkness have worked on GameCube in the 00’s?

There is no question that Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was one of the most underrated tactical RPG titles of the 00’s. Since its initial release for the PlayStation 2 back in 2003 Disgaea: Hour of Darkness has been ported to other game consoles such as the PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo Ds during the later part of the 00’s. Also, this game will be re-released as Disgaea 1: Complete for the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 in October 2018. In terms on whether or not Disgaea: Hour of Darkness could have worked on GameCube back in the 00’s is debatable.

While it would have been cool to see a GameCube port of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness the tactical RPG genre of gaming generally seemed to stand out more on PlayStation consoles during the late 90’s and the early 00’s. Titles such as Tactics Orge and Final Fantasy Tactics really shined on the PS1 during the mid to late 90’s. Tactical RPG titles had also seemed to be more popular on handheld consoles such as Final Fantasy Advance for the Game Boy Advance or Final Fantasy A2 Tactics for the Nintendo DS. In theory, having Disgaea: Hour of Darkness on GameCube would have been awesome but it may have still paled in comparison to the PS2 port of the game.