The Lord of the Rings games are divisive, and The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age definitely falls into guilty pleasures. It loosely follows Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but with new characters alongside the ones you already know and love. The characters and storyline are completely cliche and generic – but it’s just so much fun to play. With the RPG elements mixed with the Final Fantasy X inspired combat, it makes the game so addictive and entertaining to play. Naturally, there are better RPGs, but the added co-op makes it a lively game that’s instantly replayable.
Persona 5 is the ultimate JRPG that’s both engaging with its narrative and completely stylish visually. Released worldwide in 2017, it follows a vigilante group called The Phantom Thieves who hope to better the world by changing people’s hearts, making them kinder and overall better humans. The gameplay is easy to follow and you’ll find yourself immediately invested in this incredible world. From the engaging characters to the infectious music, Persona 5 is a triumph through and through. It’s clearly cemented as one of the greatest JRPGs, and hopefully Persona 5 Strikers will be a worthy continuation of the story.