Articles by Alex Donaldson

Scarlet Nexus partners with a Japanese Rock band for an official music video
Scarlet Nexus partners with a Japanese Rock band for an official music video

The Oral Cigarettes are lending a track from their 'Suck My World' album to the game. Really.

news by Alex Donaldson on 24 September, 2020

Microsoft to purchase Fallout and Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda
Microsoft to purchase Fallout and Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda

One of the biggest role-playing houses is becoming part of the Xbox family.

news by Alex Donaldson on 21 September, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 PC System Requirements: Minimum and Recommended Specs revealed
Cyberpunk 2077 PC System Requirements: Minimum and Recommended Specs revealed

What specification machine will you need for a trip to Night City? These specifications.

news by Alex Donaldson on 18 September, 2020

Monster Hunter Rise revealed - and coming to Switch in March
Monster Hunter Rise revealed - and coming to Switch in March

The next Monster Hunter is sooner than you think.

news by Alex Donaldson on 17 September, 2020

Final Fantasy XVI: 3 things you might have missed in the trailer
Final Fantasy XVI: 3 things you might have missed in the trailer

We've studied that FF16 trailer very closely, like the nerds we are...

feature by Alex Donaldson on 17 September, 2020

NieR Replicant's Remaster has been rated in Taiwan
NieR Replicant's Remaster has been rated in Taiwan

One step closer to a release with this new small milestone.

news by Alex Donaldson on 02 September, 2020

Persona 4 Golden PC Version 1.1 Patch released - here's what it fixes
Persona 4 Golden PC Version 1.1 Patch released - here's what it fixes

Persona 4 Golden has ranked up to version 1.1 with its latest patch.

news by Alex Donaldson on 02 September, 2020

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Interview - Chatting new life for the spinoff with Ryoma Araki
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Interview - Chatting new life for the spinoff with Ryoma Araki

We chat with the remaster's producer and talk about Crystal Chronicles and its future.

interview by Alex Donaldson and Adam Vitale on 04 August, 2020

Final Fantasy IX at 20 years old: developers reflect on the creation of a classic
Final Fantasy IX at 20 years old: developers reflect on the creation of a classic

Twenty years on, two of FF9's key staff reflect on creating a fan-favorite FF.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 07 July, 2020

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

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

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