Playing a good JRPG is no different from reading a good book, but if you do not know how to turn the pages, you will never get to experience the plot!
Our guides are designed to help beginner Japanese learners by providing menu translations and detailed explanations of gameplay mechanics. With these guides, you can battle your way through to what is really important: story and language.
This story summary is based on the English version of Fire Emblem: Awakening, which is considered to be a very high quality and faithful localization. The game is divided into chapters, each consisting of one battle which always has dialogue before and after, and sometimes during the fight itself. There are occasionally animated cutscenes as well, so the sections within each chapter are labeled as appropriate. Only material that is relevant to the overall story has been included, and new chapters will be added as I play through the game. Continue reading
Our starter guide explains how to get signed up and ready to play the new, browser-based installment in the Valkyria Chronicles series, DUEL (戦場のヴァルキュリアDUEL). The tutorial is also easy enough to navigate, thanks to arrows that direct you towards each important "click." After that, however, the game can become very complicated thanks to countless menus and some rather difficult kanji. Fortunately, this guide translates much of the game and includes some gameplay tips as well. Continue reading
The latest installment in the Valkyria Chronicles series is DUEL (戦場のヴァルキュリアDUEL). It is browser-based card game featuring an ensemble cast that includes literally every character to ever appear in a Valkyria Chronicles game. Despite the series' popularity in the West, however, this free-to-play title is unlikely to see an English release. This guide explains how to create a Hangame account and start playing the game itself (by choosing a server and player name). Continue reading
This story summary starts with chapter six because I was already halfway through the game when The JRPG Club was born. Rather than let the material go to waste, I decided to publish it incomplete (for now). In the future, I plan to replay the earlier chapters and add summaries for them as well. Continue reading
This story summary covers the main scenario of each couple individually, with joint sections for the prologue and post-game content; those parts are virtually identical from pair to pair, and primarily serve to advance the overall plot of Chaos Rings. Additional summaries will be added as I complete each scenario. Continue reading