The 2nd Annual JRPGJuly has Begun!

JRPGJuly Chic Pixel

If you’ve been following Chic Pixel for a while, you might remember that I did a JRPG-themed Community Game-Along last July. It turns out that was by far my most successful Game-Along of the year! Tons of people used the hashtag on Twitter to talk about the games they were playing, and there were even a few long form submissions, too. Since it was such a big hit, it only makes sense to do it again this year!

As always, all you need to do to participate is play a JRPG during the month of July. If you’re so inclined, use #JRPGJuly to talk about your experiences or share game recommendations with others on your social media platform of choice. Livestreams, blog posts, podcasts, or any other form of media where you play/discuss JRPGs is highly encouraged, as well! And if you’re looking for a way to stand out, it’s always great to see some lesser-known titles get some love.

Nier screenshot

I’m sure you’re all wondering what I’m going to be playing… Well, I’m excited to announce that Nier was the winner of my recent Twitter poll to decide the JRPG I’ll tackle this month! Earthbound was a close second, with poor Fire Emblem Awakening taking up the rear. To keep myself accountable, I will be posting weekly updates on my progress every Sunday for the month of July, so keep an eye out for that!

Though I usually end with a list of game suggestions that fit the month’s theme, I’m sure there will be no shortages of JRPGs at your disposal. However, I’ll leave you with a question: If there is one overlooked/under-appreciated JRPG you would like to see someone play this month, what would it be? Maybe someone will take on your request!

The Full 2015 Community Game-Along Theme List

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Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.

  • I’m looking forward to seeing your impression on Nier since I’ve never played that one! It’s a pretty niche-y choice, I would say. As for underappreciated games, I’m thinking of “Guardian’s Crusade” on PS1 because it was cute and you catch a bunch of unique fighting toys to add to your party. It was very interesting to see people already tweeting #jrpgjuly about games like Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and Final Fantasy 12. Those bring back nice memories.

    • apricotsushi

      Oh wow, I’ve never heard of Guardian’s Crusade! Sounds like that would be a nice pick!

      • Rowan Carmichael

        Oh Guardian’s Crusade. That was a game I always wanted to play when I was little. I remember seeing ads for it.