Author: Erroll Maas

Interview with Creator of Apple Quest Monsters DX, Splendidland

I have written plenty of articles about past, present, and future monster taming RPGs, or “mongames” as commonly referred to by fans, but what if there was one that wasn’t a game at all? No, I’m not talking about befriending or capturing monsters in real life, I’m talking about the Apple Quest Monsters DX monster […]

Parallax Media’s Super Duper GOTY Awards 2018: The 2018 Parallaxies

Now that it’s 2019, it’s time for us to take a look at the games of the past year and determine the best of the best (as voted by the Parallax Editors). Welcome to Parallax’s first ever Super Duper GOTY Awards, which can also be referred to as the Parallaxies, due to this digital trophy […]

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Review: Still Has Challenges Along The Way

There I was, just one Pokémon away from defeating the champion, my friend and rival, Lorre. It had been a long road, but I was so close to victory that it would be foolish to give up now. His last Pokémon was Pidgeot, but with a catch: he could mega evolve. Coincidentally, the strongest on […]

From Telefang to 2019: How An Obscure Japanese RPG Stays Alive Through An Online Community & Upcoming Titles

Earlier this year, I interviewed monster artist Rachel Briggs, who created the Ken Sugimori style art inspired by unused Pokémon featured in the Spaceworld 1997 Pokémon Gold demo and also contributed a few monster designs to upcoming title Monster Crown. I knew she was a big fan of Keitai Denjuu Telefang, a series of Japan-exclusive […]

World of Final Fantasy Maxima is the Second Chance the Title Deserves

World of Final Fantasy Maxima, an updated version of the 2016 Final Fantasy spin-off monster-raising RPG, World of Final Fantasy, was announced for a November 6 release on Nintendo Switch during the September 13 Nintendo Direct. It was later clarified that it would also be coming to Xbox One and that the Maxima update would […]

It’s Time for A Full On Modern Remake of an Older Dragon Quest Title

(Warning: This article contains a spoiler for the true ending of Dragon Quest XI) Earlier this month, I wrote about how Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age renewed my interest in the main series. Something I didn’t mention, however, was how I’d like to see an older Dragon Quest game use the modern engine […]

How Dragon Quest XI Increased My Interest in the Main Series

I’ve known about Dragon Quest from a young age, since back when I first had my Game Boy Color. However, back then I didn’t know how RPGs besides Pokemon worked, so of course I didn’t have much interest in them. My first foray into the franchise was with Dragon Quest Monsters (Dragon Warrior Monsters in […]

Interview With Monster Artist: Rachel Briggs

We sat down with artist Rachel Briggs, the artist responsible for the Ken Sugimori style artwork of unused Pokémon from the 1997 Spaceworld demo of Pokémon Gold, recently seen in Game Informer, to talk about her process, inspirations, her fascination with the subgenre, and monster designs in general. What inspired you to create this artwork, was it […]

Could We See Official Monster RPG Tournaments Other Than Pokémon in the Future?

In 2018, most people are aware of the Pokémon franchise. Ever since its introduction to society in the late 90’s, both the game and its fanbase have been growing, and although Pokémon gained widespread popularity through the games, anime series, and trading card game, similar series such as Digimon and Monster Rancher were relatively popular […]

Yo-Kai Watch Interview With AbdallahSmash026

AbdallahSmash026 is an online YouTube personality and Nintendo Brand Ambassador known for his family friendly content and Nintendo coverage. He is perhaps most notable for being the biggest YouTube personality to cover the Yo-Kai Watch series. We talked to him about how he became interested in the series and what he thinks the future has […]