Articles by Alex Donaldson

Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on: 8 points for RPG fans Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on: 8 points for RPG fans

We've played Cyberpunk 2077 - so here's eight points from our hands-on experience with this year's biggest RPG.

preview by Alex Donaldson and Bryan Vitale on 25 June, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake hands-on: an excellent reimagining, though questions remain Final Fantasy VII Remake hands-on: an excellent reimagining, though questions remain

Final Fantasy VII Remake is the real deal, reinventing a classic in clever ways. But can it sustain that energy across a full-length game?

feature by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake leaks: fans beware, as full-game spoilers are now out in force Final Fantasy VII Remake leaks: fans beware, as full-game spoilers are now out in force

Final Fantasy VII Remake will soon have a playable demo, but fans might want to go on information black-out right away: big-time spoilers are out there.

news by Alex Donaldson on 02 January, 2020

Decade Memoir #5: Alex Donaldson - Mass Effect 2 Decade Memoir #5: Alex Donaldson - Mass Effect 2

Although Mass Effect's ultimate conclusion still leaves a bit of a scar on players today, the second entry in the series has left an eternal memory at the heart of this site.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 29 December, 2019

Dragon Quest XI S: series creator Yuji Horii and producer Hokuto Okamoto talk the definitive Switch release Dragon Quest XI S: series creator Yuji Horii and producer Hokuto Okamoto talk the definitive Switch release

The creator of Dragon Quest and the producer of the latest entry talk its transition to Nintendo Switch.

interview by Alex Donaldson on 25 September, 2019

Fire Emblem Three Houses interview: Intelligent Systems & Nintendo talk bringing the beloved strategy RPG series to Switch Fire Emblem Three Houses interview: Intelligent Systems & Nintendo talk bringing the beloved strategy RPG series to Switch

We sit down with two of the key staff behind traditional Fire Emblem's Switch debut.

interview by Alex Donaldson on 09 July, 2019

Persona 5 Royal: new character Arcana and abilities and other new features detailed Persona 5 Royal: new character Arcana and abilities and other new features detailed

Here's some new information about Persona 5 newcomer Kasumi, plus new details on the game in general.

news by Alex Donaldson and Kite Stenbuck on 14 June, 2019

Final Fantasy VII remake is being built with both PS4 and next-generation consoles in mind, Square Enix's President says Final Fantasy VII remake is being built with both PS4 and next-generation consoles in mind, Square Enix's President says

FF7 Remake hits PS4 in March, but it sounds like consoles beyond that have been prepared for.

news by Alex Donaldson on 13 June, 2019

From a little hands-off demo alone, Shenmue 3 seems more of a RPG than the previous entries From a little hands-off demo alone, Shenmue 3 seems more of a RPG than the previous entries

RPG Site's coverage of the Shenmue series has always been a little on the side of stretching. With Shenmue III, however, our coverage actually looks like it'll be fully justified.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 19 March, 2019

Anthem has a bug where freeplay now has no enemies and no strongholds Anthem has a bug where freeplay now has no enemies and no strongholds

The world left unfinished by the gods is now deceptively peaceful - at least in free play.

news by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2019

Kingdom Hearts III hands-on: 5 things you need to know about Sora's latest adventure Kingdom Hearts III hands-on: 5 things you need to know about Sora's latest adventure

We played Kingdom Hearts 3 - so here's the five things we took away from our lengthy hands-on session.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 18 May, 2018

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nintendo Switch Edition Review The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nintendo Switch Edition Review

This isn't the best version of Skyrim available, but the fact an RPG this large and impressive can now be played on the go is honestly a bit of a revelation.

review by Alex Donaldson on 16 November, 2017

People wanting Nier's Yoko Taro to direct the next Final Fantasy should really think again People wanting Nier's Yoko Taro to direct the next Final Fantasy should really think again

Nier might be brilliant, but that doesn't mean its director should be moved to Square's biggest franchise.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 03 November, 2017

Beloved classic RPG composer Yasunori Mitsuda to compose for Final Fantasy XV's Episode Ignis DLC Beloved classic RPG composer Yasunori Mitsuda to compose for Final Fantasy XV's Episode Ignis DLC

Square Enix and one of their most beloved staff reunited at last.

news by Alex Donaldson on 30 October, 2017

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is out December 1st, and there's a lengthy new trailer to celebrate that fact Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is out December 1st, and there's a lengthy new trailer to celebrate that fact

Nintendo's big RPG is out in December, has a limited edition and special controller, and a lengthy new trailer.

news by Alex Donaldson on 13 September, 2017

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch releases on November 17 The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch releases on November 17

We finally get a release date for Bethesda's mammoth RPG on Switch

news by Alex Donaldson on 13 September, 2017

Square Enix's Switch exclusive Project Octopath Traveler gets a new trailer - and a demo is out today Square Enix's Switch exclusive Project Octopath Traveler gets a new trailer - and a demo is out today

Our first extended look for the Switch exclusive from the creators of Bravely Default, and a demo is out today!

news by Alex Donaldson on 13 September, 2017

A brief chat with the developers of Monster Hunter World A brief chat with the developers of Monster Hunter World

The director and producer quickly chat dynamic gameplay and Western inspirations.

interview by Alex Donaldson on 02 July, 2017

Persona 5 Review Persona 5 Review

Stylish, fun, and utterly relentless in its vision, Persona 5 delivers one of the best Japanese RPG experiences in years.

review by Alex Donaldson and Josh Torres on 29 March, 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

The most special Nintendo game in years, Breath of the Wild is an incredibly polished mixture of myriad ideas we've seen before - but never in a package quite like this.

review by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2017

Nier Automata Interview: Square's niche kings on their trip into a robotic future Nier Automata Interview: Square's niche kings on their trip into a robotic future

Taro Yoko, Yosuke Saito and Tasahisa Taura talk about their latest project.

interview by Alex Donaldson on 14 February, 2017

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Review Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Review

This collection gathers together a good game, an exciting demo and a movie that's strictly for hardcore fans. It's a decent package, but certainly isn't for newcomers.

review by Alex Donaldson on 23 January, 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo's first RPG foray into mobile gaming Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo's first RPG foray into mobile gaming

Gacha hands off my wallet, Nintendo!

news by Alex Donaldson on 18 January, 2017

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