“Never split the party.” It’s wisdom handed down from generations of RPG experience, and reinforced in almost every horror movie, and every episode of Scooby Doo. Now upcoming 3D real-time dungeon runner RPG Hyakki Castle has decided to flip that bit of time honored advice on its head, with an entire combat system built around splitting the party. Madness!
As stated in other reviews and articles I’ve written, I’m a big fan of the classic dungeon crawler RPGs. Games like Baldur’s Gate, Ice Wind Dale, Diablo, and plenty of others are just a few of my favorites. That feeling of running through adventures and stories; it genuinely feels like the developers had taken some of my favorite fantasy novels and brought them to life. Epic story, adventure, and ...[Read More]
I have always had an affinity for dungeon crawlers, I used to stay up into the late hours playing Diablo on my grandma’s computer and ever since then I was hooked. Upon hearing about Vikings – Wolves of Midgard, a dungeon crawler featuring Vikings I found my interest was high. Not to mention just a little bit of pride, being from Minnesota and all. Some of my favorite games of all time inclu...[Read More]
Dungeon crawlers are downright abundant on the PSVita, probably more so than any other console of today or yesterday. Even at the international level, which is weird considering how these games mostly have been successful in the hands of Japanese players, but these games have caught on over the years. Most of the dungeon crawlers utilize that telltale first-person exploration, slowly uncovering ma...[Read More]
The rogue-like genre has always been about the risk/reward system that usually comes from only having one life. Typically, the genre focuses on tight decisions, incredible skill, and a little luck. Quest of Dungeons is a rougue-like dungeon-crawler that emulates the Mystery Dungeon series, but in a much smaller fashion. Where I had trouble getting into games like Shiren the Wanderer, which had lay...[Read More]
Difficulty is something that some gamers crave. Dark Souls is the biggest testament to this, as its one of the most challenging, but rewarding franchises to come out of the last decade. With sales of the series skyrocketing and sure to go up again with the third installment, (see Rob’s review) it’s clear that how challenging a game is can make or break its overall design. Stranger of Sword City ta...[Read More]
NIS America is very pleased to announce and show off some screenshots of the collaboration between the upcoming dungeon-crawling RPG Demon Gaze and Nipppon Ichi’s well known Disgaea franchise! Honestly, if you’ve yet to play the Disgaea franchise you should get started soon. The Disgaea games range from PS2 up to PS Vita so don’t miss out!