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Digital version of Dengeki PlayStation shows Atelier Shallie cover in full res.

Digital version of Dengeki PlayStation shows Atelier Shallie cover in full res.

In Terranigma, you can visit the game developer “Quintet” at their office in the town of NeoTokio by defeating a hidden monster.

In Terranigma, you can visit the game developer “Quintet” at their office in the town of NeoTokio by defeating a hidden monster.

The “Tales of” sales data per game, ranked from most to least sold, in Japan. From Tokkurin.

The “Tales of” sales data per game, ranked from most to least sold, in Japan. From Tokkurin.

The first English screen for Toukiden, coming to Vita in February.

The first English screen for Toukiden, coming to Vita in February.

Crystalis is known as one of the best-looking NES games, and it just so happens to be a rather fun Action RPG. 

Crystalis is known as one of the best-looking NES games, and it just so happens to be a rather fun Action RPG. 

One of my personal favorite remixes from OCRemix, featuring music from Lufia 2.

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family, arguably one of the best classic RPGs, was released in July 1987 for the MSX and April 1989 for the NES and developed by Nihon Falcom. It was a non-linear, open-world action RPG, or “Metroidvania” style of game. It was known as “Legacy of the Wizard” in North America. 

This is a video of the MSX2 version, which featured improved sprites.

Cosmic Soldier: Psychic War, a sequel to the original and released for MSX in 1985. 

Cosmic Soldier: Psychic War, a sequel to the original and released for MSX in 1985. 

Cosmic Soldier, released for the MSX and NEC PC-8801 in 1985 by Kogado Studio, was one of the first RPGs to feature a dialog conversation system later used by Megami Tensei.

Cosmic Soldier, released for the MSX and NEC PC-8801 in 1985 by Kogado Studio, was one of the first RPGs to feature a dialog conversation system later used by Megami Tensei.

Cruise Chaser Blassty, a sci-fi RPG developed by Square and released in April 1986, was the first game that legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu created music for. 

Cruise Chaser Blassty, a sci-fi RPG developed by Square and released in April 1986, was the first game that legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu created music for.