Articles by Paige Chamberlain

Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden Review
Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden Review

Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden is an overall more streamlined experience than other entries. With the frequency of releases in the series compared to the number of improvements made, the cards are starting to wear a bit thin.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 27 September, 2022

Harvestella has turnip with potential - Demo Impressions
Harvestella has turnip with potential - Demo Impressions

Harvestella’s demo gave me a good taste for the life simulation RPG, and I’m ready to take some more bites.

preview by Paige Chamberlain on 23 September, 2022

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright Review
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright Review

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is a game made by an aspiring designer who's currently a school-kid, or at least that’s the game’s premise. The focus of this game is largely on style, but it’s not entirely devoid of substance. It is however held back a little by some annoying controls and Kenta’s railroading.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 16 August, 2022

Live A Live Review
Live A Live Review

Although it is more than 25 years old, Live A Live delights with charming narratives, solid gameplay, and a well-remastered presentation.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 21 July, 2022

Live A Live's unique style and structure makes this classic RPG timeless  - Preview
Live A Live's unique style and structure makes this classic RPG timeless - Preview

Although Live a Live is a retro classic RPG, its multiple protagonists and time periods keep it fresh to new audiences.

preview by Paige Chamberlain on 06 July, 2022

Capcom announces Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, coming in 2023 to Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and PC.
RPG Time! The Legend of Wright Hits New Platforms This August
RPG Time! The Legend of Wright Hits New Platforms This August

Having released on Xbox platforms earlier this year, the stunning tale makes its way to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam.

news by Paige Chamberlain on 28 June, 2022

Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PC in 2022
Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PC in 2022

The sequel to Doraemon Story of Seasons follows up on the first crossover between the two franchises with some new additions.

news by Paige Chamberlain on 28 June, 2022

The Clock Is Ticking Towards Mistover’s Doomsday
The Clock Is Ticking Towards Mistover’s Doomsday

Not even three years after it's release, Mistover is being delisted from all digital storefronts. We aren’t losing a masterpiece, but that doesn’t mean that Mistover shouldn’t be mourned. Is it really worth a party wipe?

feature by Paige Chamberlain on 24 June, 2022

Coromon Review
Coromon Review

Coromon is a game filled with potential but past sinking sands and perplexing puzzles it starts to fall flat. The shake-ups do let Coromon stand on its own and create an enjoyable experience, but it could’ve evolved to be something a little more.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 07 June, 2022

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden Review
Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden Review

The Forsaken Maiden is too similar to its predecessor to declare it as being significantly improved, with the greater difference lying largely in its narrative. It is a complementary experience that fans of the first are likely to enjoy just as much.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 14 May, 2022

Rune Factory 5 Interview:  The Localization Team on Fuuka, their process, and big achievements
Rune Factory 5 Interview: The Localization Team on Fuuka, their process, and big achievements

Lori Snyder and John Wheeler share stories from RF5's localization, including proud moments and what a day in localization looks like.

feature by Andrea Kasparian and Paige Chamberlain on 31 March, 2022

Rune Factory 5 Interview: Director Shiro Maekawa on romance, influences, and hopes for the series
Rune Factory 5 Interview: Director Shiro Maekawa on romance, influences, and hopes for the series

On the heels of RF5's launch, we learn a little from Maekawa on the dev team's romance hopefuls and design inspirations.

interview by Andrea Kasparian and Paige Chamberlain on 31 March, 2022

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Review
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Review

Atelier Sophie 2 manages to synthesise old and new in a way befitting improvements to the franchise while leaving it comfortably with the rest of the Mysterious games. It doesn’t quite reach the heights of Atelier Ryza 2, but will still definitely keep most Atelier fans quite happy.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 18 March, 2022

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Interview - Speaking characters, themes, challenges, and more with producer Junzo Hosoi
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Interview - Speaking characters, themes, challenges, and more with producer Junzo Hosoi

RPG Site chats with producer Junzo Hosoi about returning to the Mysterious Trilogy, Sophie's character, Atelier themes, and more in our lengthy interview.

interview by Paige Chamberlain on 11 February, 2022

Atelier Sophie 2 Synthesizes Old and New - Preview
Atelier Sophie 2 Synthesizes Old and New - Preview

Despite my and likely many others’ expectations, the next Atelier game is not yet another Ryza sequel. One of the most important parts of alchemy, gathering, has continued in the fashion developed from more recent titles.

preview by Paige Chamberlain on 28 January, 2022

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Review
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Review

More experienced gamers might bemoan the straightforward gameplay or lack of difficulty, but those who are interested in the charm and humour only need bring their cards to the table in Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 04 January, 2022

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Interview - Talking tabletop, cards, and more with the dev team
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Interview - Talking tabletop, cards, and more with the dev team

We had a chance to get some questions answered by the key staff behind this card RPG.

interview by Paige Chamberlain on 22 November, 2021

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Demo Impressions - A card game in appearance only
Eastward Review
Eastward Review

Eastward has been in the works for a while. Finally, it’s time to head eastbound across the train tracks to an action adventure game filled with stunning visuals and an endearingly quirky cast.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 16 September, 2021

Coromon feels familiar but there's potential - Preview
Coromon feels familiar but there's potential - Preview

Coromon is an upcoming monster-catching RPG set to release on PC and mobile devices early next year. I had a chance to play a special preview build from publisher Freedom Games but I spent most of my time with the publicly available demo.

preview by Paige Chamberlain on 02 September, 2021

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Pokemon Shining Pearl show off returning features and new gameplay along with a new Switch Lite design
Monster Hunter: Legends of The Guild shouldn't have left the hub
Monster Hunter: Legends of The Guild shouldn't have left the hub

A Netflix Original film and just dropped on the platform this week. The appeal of Legend of the Guild isn’t really for fans and it seems odd that it wasn’t created prior to the release of Monster Hunter World as a promotion.

feature by Paige Chamberlain on 14 August, 2021

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Review
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Review

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is the latest entry in the long-lived strategy RPG series and there have been quite a few changes and not just the leap from 2D sprites to 3D models. Using the Super Reincarnation spell, Zed reincarnates into different worlds taking the most optimal path to success until he achieves his wish of defeating the God of Destruction.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 25 June, 2021

Miitopia Nintendo Switch Review
Miitopia Nintendo Switch Review

This enhanced Switch port of Miitopia brings new hope for Miikind but fails to tune some of the annoyances.

review by Paige Chamberlain on 19 June, 2021