Scott Clay
Week in Review, 3/31/2018
Someone needs to make a baseball RPG!
03.31.18 - 10:12 PM

It's spring break, it's baseball season, and the long cold winter is behind us. Many of us may not be able to take a vacation for spring break anymore, but that doesn't mean we can't chill and enjoy some excellent RPGs this week. Speaking of RPGs and baseball, when are we getting an RPG that focuses on baseball? Golf Story was cool, so now we need Baseball Story! This week we have news stories from Gino DiGioia, Mike Salbato, and Peter Triezenberg, and a very cool music feature from the RPGFan staff.

Feature by RPGFan Staff

Our 20 year anniversary features roll on this month with a very special look at some outstanding RPG soundtracks of the last 20 years. After many days of voting and discussion, we narrowed down to a single top soundtrack for each year from 1998 to 2018. There were so many good soundtracks each year that this feature may have been the hardest thing to vote on ever here at RPGFan!

Story by Mike Salbato

I always thought it was safe to say that Dragon Quest XI would make its way over to the West eventually, and now that time has come. But of course, there is good news and bad news about this announcement. The good news is that we are getting English voiceovers and a bunch of quality of life improvements. We also will be getting a PC version of the game. The bad news: no 3DS version, and the Switch version is still a long way away. I think those are acceptable losses for what we are gaining in the process.

Dragon Quest XI Screenshot

Story by Peter Triezenberg

So finally Hajime Tabata is getting his shot at leading his own development studio at Square Enix, called Luminous Studios. I am actually curious as to what Tabata can bring to the table; I feel he pretty much saved Final Fantasy XV from development hell and have often enjoyed his other works. Sometimes, it takes a bit of freedom to see the vision that some developers have for their games, and I am curious wnat's in store.

Final Fantasy XV Screenshot

Story by Gino DiGioia

More Zanki Zero news this week, with a more in-depth look at the core concept of the game. As a big fan of Danganronpa and a lot of Spike Chunsoft games, I am eagerly awaiting the release of Zanki Zero. A good mystery in an RPG and visual novel will always get me hooked and excited. I hope developers never stop creating exciting and mysterious worlds!

Zanki Zero Screenshot

Story by Peter Triezenberg

SaGa fans have had such a good last couple of months, and it only got better this week with the release of The Alliance Alive. A spiritual successor to The Legend of Legacy, The Alliance Alive plays a lot like a SaGa game... and that, my friends, is a good thing. If you haven't sunk your teeth into this one yet, then I don't know what you're waiting for!

The Alliance Alive Screenshot

And that's a wrap for this week. Be sure to check back on the front page for all your RPG news and reviews.