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.
Games of the Year
Games of the Month
Top 5 Underwhelming RPG Storylines
– Rob collects the most disappointing and underwhelming RPG narratives of all time.
Latest Update: 03/28/13
– In-depth analysis on a wide range of topics related to our favorite genre.
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.
RPGFan's Music of the Year 2012
– Four editors share the best RPG music of 2012.
Top 10 Dumbest RPG Plot Twists
– Stephen rages for a while about his least favorite RPG plot twists.
RPGFan Music - An Evening at VGO Boston
– We sat down for a chat with Hitoshi Sakimoto, Kinuyo Yamashita, Noriyuki Iwadare, and Yoko Shimomura at the Video Game Orchestra.
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.
Memoro de la Ŝtono: An RPGFan's Perspective On Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
– Not a review, but a reflection twenty-five years in the making.
Origins Game Fair 2012 Special Feature
– Bob tells a tale of board games, iOS games and, for good measure, Felicia Day.
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Concert Review
– Dennis visits Boston and listens to some music.
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.
Play! A Video Game Symphony Reviews
– We watch a concert about video games and tell you about it!
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.
Games of the Year
Games of the Month