While racing games have that high octane rush of adrenaline, platform games have a simplistic charm and horror games have a tense and unsettling atmosphere. We would argue that there is nothing that can compare to a rich, detailed, and immersive RPG adventure. Role-playing games allow the player to transport to another land, embody foreign cultures, play their own way, and literally be someone else, at least for a few hours. It’s unlike just about anything else within the medium and for all these reasons and more, that is why we created RPG Informer!
We at RPG Informer have collectively explored more vast and fantastical worlds than most gamers could hope to in a lifetime. Whether it’s a turn-based JRPG, a vast open-world RPG, a linear action RPG, or anything in-between, our team has the skills needed to become the champion of every world they exist within. We have collectively played 100,000+ hours in our respective favorite RPGs, we know the genre like the back of our hand, and with this expertise, we will guide you through any RPG world of your choosing!
We aim to be the number one information source for all things RPG related. Meaning that if there is a new game on the horizon, a new trend within the genre, an expansion that has changed the outlook of an entire game, or breaking news within the space, we want to be the outlet to report on it first and deliver the information directly to you, the fans. We aim to be an all-inclusive space that caters not only for the veteran RPG fans out there that have been around since the Isometric, dice rolling days, but also to the more casual RPG fans that love the freedom that the modern open worlds provide.
Our goal is to be an all-encompassing encyclopedia for all the most prominent RPG’s out there. There are tonnes of websites that divide their time between innumerable genres, and a few that hone in on select franchises. However, we want to offer a happy-medium and cater exclusively to RPG fans, highlighting the best and brightest games within the genre and give you all the tools needed to succeed!
We promise to always have our ear to the ground and always work hard to seek out the freshest information, directly from the source. At RPG Informer, we are just as passionate about RPG gaming as you are, and we aim to showcase our passion consistently.
What We Offer
At RPG Informer, we offer a wide variety of content. Primarily, we will offer guides that will help veterans and beginners alike battle their way through the best games within the space. So whether you want to get into Isometric titles like Pillars of Eternity, or just want to roam around in games like Horizon Zero Dawn, we have you covered.
We have a wide variety of content here at RPG Informer, and this is by design. We don’t want to be a typical gaming outlet that follows trends blindly and only covers games that ‘get clicks’. We believe in curating content that looks at the highest quality games on the market. So if that means covering a hidden gem or a scrappy indie, then we will do so happily! We value your time at RPG Informer and we know how much time an RPG can demand from you, so we try our utmost to never lead you astray!
We will also cover all the newest games within the space, writing reviews and opinion-based content that cuts the fluff and gives you the info you need to make a clear and informed purchase decision. Then we will also do our best to source interview opportunities with industry professionals and popular figures within the RPG space.
How We Operate
We operate smoothly thanks to the team that we have put together here. We are a team of RPG gamers and enthusiasts who are also talented and experienced writers. Along with years of writing expertise, we also love nothing more than spending our time building characters, completing quests and exploring the vast open worlds available in the modern age of gaming. Making our team the best around.
Then we also have a group of dedicated editors that do their best to make sure the work is perfectly formatted, factual and brilliantly written before we send it to print.
Then, of course, we have you, the fans. Without you guys, we wouldn’t be able to continually grow and improve. We rely not only on your support but also on your suggestions and feedback. So if you have anything to put forward to us, please let us know.
Our Core Values
Here are the core values that we hold dear at RPG Informer
- Journalistic Integrity
As we mentioned, our team is, in our opinion, the best group of RPG experts on the planet. These guys know their way around a broad sword, know how to manage their manna accordingly and they aren’t too bad at stringing a sentence or two together as well. We love our team here and we think you will too. Here is our team:
Callum Marshall – Managing Editor
Cal is V4M Managing Editor and the lead on all things gaming. So all that you see before you at RPG Informer is under his watchful eye. Despite this workload, he does his best to carve out some time to write up some eye-catching pieces and showcase his love for RPG’s. His standout titles within the genre are Fallout New Vegas, Disco Elysium, Bloodborne, Kingdom Hearts, and his main squeeze right now is Elden Ring. Outside of gaming, Callum is a podcaster, a skateboarder, and an all-around sound guy.
- Favorite RPG: Fallout New Vegas
- Favorite RPG Franchise: Kingdom Hearts
- First Ever RPG: Truthfully it was Dark Cloud but the first real extensive RPG playthrough was The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
- Favorite RPG Character: Toss up between Vivi (FFIX), Riku (KH), and Kim Kitsuragi (Disco Elysium)
- Best RPG Moment: Finishing the original Dark Souls all those years ago
- RPG Gaming Hot Take: KH3 was the biggest pile of hot garbage ever
Arron is a featured team writer and lifelong gamer. Ever since he started playing games on his old SNES, he has been hooked ever since. He has a particular love for games like Pillars of Eternity, Skyrim, a variety of beloved indie titles, and also a few online shooters to serve as a means of avoiding open-world fatigue. Outside of gaming, he enjoys watching arthouse movies, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and writing fiction.
- Favorite RPG: Divinity: Original Sin 2
- Favorite RPG Franchise: The Witcher
- First Ever RPG: Oblivion
- Best RPG Moment: Watching Commander Shephard die at the start of Mass Effect 2 caught me so off guard when I first played the game that it instantly got me invested in the story and where it would go from there.
- RPG Gaming Hot Take: Player characters in RPGs should only be voiced if they are a character that has a history and place in the world before the player starts the game, such as Geralt of Rivia.
Adam is RPG Informers resident VR enthusiast and a dedicated member of the team. He loves RPGs more than any other genre and enjoys nothing more than getting lost in a huge open world. His standout titles are Fallout 4, Skyrim and Bloodborne, and longs for the day when RPG’s release on VR platforms as standard.
- Favorite RPG: Final Fantasy VIII
- Favorite RPG Franchise: Mass Effect
- First Ever RPG: Dragon Quest
- Favorite RPG Character: Sephiroth
- Best RPG Moment: Exiting the beginning dungeon in Oblivion for the first time.
- RPG Gaming Hot Take: Final Fantasy VIII is the best Final Fantasy game ever made. Vastly superior to VII
Haissam knows his way around a laundry list of expansive open worlds. He has conquered Hyrule, mastered the art of the warrior in Sekiro, and he even delves into the occasional retro RTS RPG now and again. Outside of RPG gaming, Haissam is an anime nut, and keeps up with the manga to stay ahead of the pack.
- Favorite RPG: Persona 5
- Favorite RPG Franchise: Yakuza
- First RPG Experience : Yakuza 1
- Favorite RPG Character : Majima Goro
- Best RPG Moment: when Handsome Jack Kills Roland. Borderlands 2
- RPG Hot Take: Modern Assassins Creed games are bad. They had its flaws before but now it’s unbearable. The epitome of Open-world fatigue.
Jesse James Alexander (JJA) Has been a gamer since he was old enough to use his hands. His earliest memories revolve around playing Doom, Duke Nukem, and Tomb Raider on the family computer with his father every weekend. To this day he can almost always be found with a controller in hand or reading about something video game-related. He loves survival horror, RPG’s, FPS’s, and is a fan of black coffee. He spends his non-gaming time with his cat and dog, making music, or djing various events in his home of Las Vegas.
- Favorite RPG: Yakuza Like A Dragon
- Favorite Franchise: Persona
- First Ever RPG: Final Fantasy 8
- Best RPG Moment: Summoning Anima FFX
- Hot Take: The Witcher 3 is the best Western action RPG in recent memory
JT is a gamer that usually sticks to the more indie offerings out there, however, if he does go mainstream, it’s usually because a huge-scale RPG has sunk its hooks right in. This usually leads to JT binging FromSoft’s latest offerings and taking on the challenging bosses within.
- Favorite RPG: Omori
- Favorite RPG Franchise: Dark Souls
- First Ever RPG: Undertale
- Favorite RPG Character: Basil from Omori
- Best RPG Moment: Ascending to Anor Londo in Dark Souls
- RPG Gaming Hot Take: Remove Torrent from Elden Ring
Murillo is a dedicated gamer and RPG enthusiast that has been in around the world of games and content creation for many years. He has a particular love for Final Fantasy and has absorbed all the content that this long-running series has to offer. When not playing RPGs or Final Fantasy XIV, Murillo reads high fantasy books and watches superhero series or anime. He started studying Japanese and hopes that he will be a scriptwriter for Final Fantasy XVII in a few years.
- Favorite RPG: Breath of Fire III
- Favorite RPG Franchise: Final Fantasy
- First Ever RPG: Final Fantasy III (Japanese version of Final Fantasy VI)
- Favorite RPG Character: Ryu from Breath of Fire.
- Best RPG Moment: Stabby Sephiroth and Aerith. Not that I enjoyed it, mind you. But the moment showed me the beauty and the facets behind a JRPG narrative. Also, it was certainly unforgettable for a ten years old country boy.
- RPG Gaming Hot Take: Turn-based combat is the best system of the genre.
Sean has been playing video games ever since he was a little kid, with devices like the Nintendo DS, Wii, and Gameboy Advance jump-starting his love for video games as a whole. Today, his favorite games include all of the Soulsborne titles, the Last of Us franchise, Cuphead, Hollow Knight, and many more. His favorite genre is a toss-up between Action RPGs and story-driven games, but he is open to playing any game that catches his eye. The game that truly made Sean fall in love with video games was Bloodborne, as he had never experienced a feeling quite like the one Yharnam had on him. Sean is relatively new to writing, but hopes that everyone can gain something from whatever he puts out for the reader.
- Favorite RPG: Bloodborne
- Favorite RPG Franchise: Dark Souls
- First Ever RPG: Fallout: New Vegas
- Favorite RPG Character: A tie between Siegmyer of Caterina and Pothead from Death’s Door
- Best RPG Moment: For me, it could be when we set fire to the Erdtree in Elden Ring, and the flaming branches illuminate the sky around it for the remainder of the game.
- RPG Gaming Hot Take: Turn based combat is the least engaging form of combat
- Favorite RPG: Fallout: New Vegas
- Favorite RPG Franchise: The Elder Scrolls
- First Ever RPG: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Best RPG Moment: Earning the Knight of the Nine quest and gaining the armor in TES Oblivion.
- RPG Hot Take: The more realistic the combat system becomes, the worse the game is. See recent Assassin’s Creed games.
We hope that your time here at RPG Informer is as fun and informative as possible. At RPG Informer, we do our best to set you up right for your grand adventures. So go bravely fearless knight!