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RPG Overload: A Battle Against Time in the Realm of Video Games

Welcome, fellow warriors of the virtual realm, to a tale of epic proportions! As an RPG aficionado, my shelves are adorned with legends like Suikoden ...

Deven McClure

Feb 17, 2024

RPG Overload: A Battle Against Time in the Realm of Video Games

Welcome, fellow warriors of the virtual realm, to a tale of epic proportions! As an RPG aficionado, my shelves are adorned with legends like Suikoden 2, Jade Cocoon, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. But lo and behold, the gaming gods have blessed us with a flood of RPGs in recent years, leaving me torn between my beloved adventures and the ticking hands of the clock. Join me on this humorous journey as we navigate the treacherous landscape of an RPG-packed 2024.

1: The RPG Renaissance

In the realm of gaming, the late 2000s and early 2010s were a bleak time for RPG enthusiasts like myself. It was a desolate wasteland, forcing me to explore new hobbies like kayaking just to fill the void. But fear not, dear readers, for the tides have turned! The past few years have been a glorious renaissance for RPGs, with Square Enix alone launching a whopping 21 games in 2022. It's a veritable feast for our RPG-hungry souls.

2: The Gauntlet of Choices

Ah, February, a month that beckons with promises of unforgettable quests. The month dawns with the long-awaited arrival of Granblue Fantasy: Relink, followed closely by the remake of the iconic Persona 3, aptly named Persona 3 Reload. And yet, amidst this RPG extravaganza, I find myself torn between playing Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island and the highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Choices, choices!

3: The Burden of Support

As a devout follower of RPGs from Japanese developers, I bear the weight of responsibility on my shoulders. I've been conditioned to believe that my support for interesting titles will determine the fate of future releases. The thought of a future where Final Fantasy games imitate Call of Duty or Pokémon games mimic Grand Theft Auto is both amusing and terrifying. The survival of unique RPG experiences rests in our hands!

4: The RPG Avalanche Continues

Zooming out from February, the rest of the year reveals a landscape teeming with RPG riches. March brings us Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord, a stylish spin on the classic Fire Emblem formula, and Capcom's Dragon's Dogma 2, promising an exhilarating adventure. And in April, I face the impossible choice between the spiritual successor to Suikoden, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, and Square's experimental SaGa series with SaGa Emerald Beyond. The agony of decision-making!

5: Breathless in a World of RPGs

The remainder of 2024 promises to leave me breathless, overwhelmed by a multitude of RPG delights. Metaphor: ReFantazio offers a fantasy-infused Persona experience, while Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail takes my Warrior of Light on a new journey. Visions of Mana whispers of another Square Enix success story. The sheer abundance of these games is both exhilarating and daunting, as I prepare to immerse myself in countless RPG adventures that will undoubtedly test my preferences.

6: A Battle Against Time

As the seasoned RPG soldier that I am, I embrace the challenge of conquering the ticking clock. Each year, the task becomes more arduous as the responsibilities of the "real world" beckon. Balancing my RPG passions with other hobbies like hiking and traveling becomes a delicate dance. Alas, the living room couch becomes my fortress, and I order sushi delivery on battle-weary evenings. Oh, the sacrifices we make for our virtual quests!

A Plea to the Gaming Gods

As 2024 unfurls its RPG-laden tapestry, I stand ready for another war against the relentless passage of time. With each passing year, the demands of reality increase, testing my dedication to the digital realm. Yet, I cannot abandon this arena, for it is where my heart truly belongs. So, dear video games, I beseech you, in the coming year, shower me with adventures, but perhaps, just a tad gentler. Let the RPGs be bountiful, but spare me from drowning in the deluge of choices.

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