Features: Special Features
Whether you're looking for our special reports on your favorite title, roundtable discussions, in-depth articles, or simply a few Top 10 lists, you'll find it here.
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50 Most Anticipated Games of 2016
– With 2015 behind us, the staff looks forward to what's to come in 2016. Once again, there's no shortage of hopefulness in our hearts for these fifty titles.
Latest Update: 12/19/15
– In-depth analysis on a wide range of topics related to our favorite genre.
The Best RPGs of All Time
– Thirteen RPGFan editors each chose their own "best RPGs ever" lists. There are as many similarities as there are differences. Whose tastes most align with yours?
Final Fantasy: Record Keeper Studio Visit
– Mike visits Square Enix and DeNA to check out the sights and sounds of Final Fantasy: Record Keeper! This description wasn't phoned in at all!
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Studio Visit
– Stephen visits ArenaNet to check out the sights and sounds of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns!
50 Most Anticipated Games of 2015
– Our biggest list yet! Come see fifty titles that we're looking forward to in 2015.
Dragon Age: Inquisition First Hands-On Preview
Latest Update: 11/03/14
– Stephen spends over five hours with Dragon Age III.
Book Review: Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner Vol. 1
– Stephen reviews the novel retelling of Digital Devil Saga.
This is My Story: A Report From the Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Launch Event
– Inside Square Enix's launch event and art exhibition for the PS3 and PS Vita releases of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster.
Most Anticipated Games of 2014
– Twenty-five games that make us crazy with excitement in 2014.
Top 20 DS Games
– Those dual screens deserve a rest.
Top 20 PSP RPGs
– A farewell to the Playstation Portable and all its RPGs.
– John takes a look at Cryptozoic's upcoming MMOTCG Hex: Shards of Fate.
Top 5 Underwhelming RPG Storylines
– Rob collects the most disappointing and underwhelming RPG narratives of all time.
Love is in Bloom: Our Favorite RPG Couples
– The RPGFan editors select their favorite pairs of lovers.
Top 5 Overrated PC RPGs
– Kyle lists the most overrated RPGs on the PC.
The Most Anticipated Games of 2013
– We gather the games we're most excited about in 2013.
The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Review
– Rob shares his thoughts on the Amano artbook and his nostalgia for classic Final Fantasies.
Top 10 Best Written RPGs
– Kyle chooses the best written RPGs of all time.
Top 10 Dumbest RPG Plot Twists
– Stephen rages for a while about his least favorite RPG plot twists.
The Best Male RPG Characters
– The staff selects the paragons of manhood in a variety of categories.
The Elder Scrolls Online Hands-on Event
– Kyle visits Zenimax Online to get the low-down on this 2013 MMORPG release.
RPGFan Complete Coverage: Mass Effect 3
– Game, DLC, and soundtrack reviews; media galleries; features; and more concerning BioWare's controversial finale.
The Evolution of Pokémon
– A look back, and a look ahead, at Nintendo's long-running monster-collecting franchise.
Origins Game Fair 2012 Special Feature
– Bob tells a tale of board games, iOS games and, for good measure, Felicia Day.
Tanto Cuore: Deck Building Game Spotlight
– Maids and Card Games together? Oh my!
RPGFan Complete Coverage: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
– Three reviews, a podcast, and a bunch of impressions for 38 Studios' first game!
Mass Effect Roundtable
– With Mass Effect 3 around the corner, we discuss what BioWare's sci-fi epic means to each of us.
Paragon vs. Renegade: The Morality of Choice
– Editors explore their roles in games and what they mean.
RPGFan Complete Coverage: To The Moon
– All our coverage in one place for 2011's little indie gem that could.
RPGFan's Most Anticipated Games 2012
– The twelve games we're most looking forward to this year.
Super Dungeon Explore: Board Game Spotlight
– John's brother William takes a look at a board game that JRPG fans just might love.
The Big Bosses of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
– Kyle E. Miller hits San Francisco to check out Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and its big bosses.
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Roundtable
– RPGFan participates in a roundtable discussion about Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny - we get plenty of questions answered.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Studio Visit
– Editor John McCarroll visits the studio to get some quality hands-on time with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
RPGs as Therapy
– Five RPGFan editors discuss the positive power of RPGs in their life.
RPGFan Complete Coverage: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
– One handy, stylish page to access all of our coverage and features for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Top 20 RPGs of the 90s
– Our roundup of the best RPGs from the 1990s, which contained the entirety of the 16-bit era and the beginning of the 32-bit era.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review Event
– An advance look at Square Enix's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and chats with the developers at the Eidos Montréal offices.
RPGFan's Best (and Worst) Female RPG Characters
– Editors pick their top ten favorite female RPG characters, along with their five worst and three non-RPG honorable mentions.
RPGFan's Best (and Worst) Final Fantasy Games
– Editors pick their top five, three worst, and three best sub-series of Final Fantasy.
RPGFan's iOS Roundtable
– Editors discuss the present and future of the iOS as a gaming platform.
RPGFan's Most Anticipated RPGs of 2011
– The title probably speaks for itself.
– A closer look at Maxis's online action-RPG.
Further Exploration: RPGFan's Dream Sequels, Prequels & Reboots
– Eleven editor's visions of how various game worlds and stories could be further explored in the future.
Top 20 RPGs of the Last Decade
– Our doozy of a feature!
– A look at this bizarro (in a good way) title from Hothead Games.
Top 10 MMORPG Games of All Time
– Editor Adam Tingle lists his favorite Top 10 MMORPGs.
DOFUS 2.0 Media Tour
– French, strategy-based, graphically-upgraded MMORPG. Need we say more? If so, read this article.
Atlantica Online Media Tour
– Celebrating the MMO's one year anniversary.
Nostalgia Exclusive Character Reveals
– Check out the main playable characters from Ignition Entertainment's upcoming DS RPG.
Final Fantasy XI: A Crystalline Prophecy Media Tour
– Showcasing all content updates through April 2009, including the new downloadable mini-expansion.
Top 10 RPGs of the 6th Generation Consoles
– A look back at the best RPGs of the 6th generation of consoles which includes the PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, Xbox and GameCube.
ntreev Media Tour
– MMORPGs "Grand Chase" and "Trickster Online" both broken down and served to you in small, digestible portions. Enjoy!
Final Fantasy XI Fan Festival 2008
– A comprehensive report of the events that took place during this year's Fan Fest.
La Tale Media Tour
– Looks like Maple Story needs to make room for another 2D, side-scrolling MMORPG. OGPlanet gives us a look at their newly-released MMO "La Tale."
Silkroad Online Media Tour
– Of all the free-to-play MMOs coming from Korea, what sets this one apart? Check out our media tour to find out.
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess Media Tour
– Showcasing all content updates through June 2008, and speculating on the future of the MMO.
RPGFan Roundtable 2007
– In this four-part series, Western and Eastern RPGs face off in a fight to the death! Well, sort of.
Dark Age of Camelot: The Roundtable 2006
– Mythic EA's MMO is in its fifth year, and we find out how it's still going strong.
MageKnight: Apocalypse Developer Chat
– Namco Bandai helps us lay down the law on their upcoming PC title.
Square Enix Press Conference 2006
– Square Enix talks next and current-gen.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Premiere Event
– Taking a look at the only time Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children will play in a theatre.
Dark Age of Camelot: The Roundtable
– Going deeper into Darkness Falls.
Fable: The Lost Chapters Tour
– Lionhead Studios showcases the expansion to Fable.
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia Media Tour
– RPGFan takes a stroll through Vana'diel's new areas.
Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Community Day
– RPGFan visits Electronic Arts to take a look at Lord of the Rings: The Third Age.
Square Enix 2004 Press Conference and Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy
– RPGFan exposes the nitty-gritty of Square Enix's first press conference prior to E3 and the first Final Fantasy Concert in America.
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart Media Tour & Impressions
– RPGFan takes a trip through some of the more exotic locations of Square Enix's first expansion to FFXI.
Anarchy Online: Shadowlands Media Tour
– Three RPGFan editors go wild in Funcom's ground breaking expansion to their acclaimed MMORPG.
Final Fantasy XI Media Tour & Impressions
– Square Enix takes RPGFan for a romp through the PC version of their upcoming MMORPG.
EverQuest Online Adventures Event
– RPGFan visits Sony Online Entertainment for a closer look at their first PS2 MMORPG as well as the latest addition EverQuest for the PC.
The History of RPGFan, 1997-2002
– The story behind how RPGFan came to be is a story that bares telling. Relive the ups and downs of the website in this complete history of the website since its inception in 1997.
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