Swords and Zippers: Persona 5 Officially Announced

Swords and Zippers: Persona 5 Officially Announced

The Persona franchise is quite near and dear to our hearts here on Swords and Zippers; thus, the official announcement of the fifth title in the series is nothing short of ecstasy.

Swords and Zippers: The Mystery of Aquapazza

Swords and Zippers: The Mystery of Aquapazza

On 11/19/2013, Atlus released the localized 2D fighting gamne Aquapazza, based on... visual novel characters?

Swords and Zippers: The Next Big Thing

Swords and Zippers: The Next Big Thing

With the advent of the PS4, one must surely ask: where is the JRPG going amidst these turbulent times?

Swords and Zippers: Diversity and the JRPG

Swords and Zippers: Diversity and the JRPG

A more mature theme is something to be expected from a JRPG in these modern times. Racism and diversity are naturally not left by the wayside.

Swords and Zippers: The Look and Feel

Swords and Zippers: The Look and Feel

While some games get prettier others stay retro, and even more simply sharpen and polish what's worked before.

Swords and Zippers: The Supremely (un)Likeable Protagonist

Swords and Zippers: The Supremely (un)Likeable Protagonist

As it were, playing Agarest: Generations of War only makes me think about the best title from the series, Record of Agarest War 2, and its awful, awful protagonist.

Swords and Zippers: Resonance of Fate

Swords and Zippers: Resonance of Fate

It's an oldie but a goodie, and by the graphics and smoothness of the game you'll wonder why "modern" games don't have the same polish.

Swords and Zippers: Of Tales and UFO’s

Swords and Zippers: Of Tales and UFO’s

Something bizarre has happened over the last few weeks. Something... that has happened quite a few times before, and will happen again and again.

Swords and Zippers: The Subtle Demarcation

Swords and Zippers: The Subtle Demarcation

One franchise. Two separate bunches of games. The difference between them? A gulf, by comparison. The world of Shin Megami Tensei is far-encompassing, and not all SMT games are created equal.

Swords and Zippers: YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!

Swords and Zippers: YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!

Difficulty comes in many forms, and (J)RPG's are susceptible to some of the worst. Just how many ways are there to drive a gamer to tears?