During my moving trip from West Virginia to Alaska (more on that story later) by truck, I was given a lot of downtime to just hang out and play some games that I haven’t got to sink much time into. Pulling out my Vita, I flopped between Axiom Verge, a Metroid-style game that I reviewed a while back, and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. After a few hours of wandering about in the world of Digimon...[Read More]
Ever Oasis, developed by the wonderful folks at Grezzo who brought us the Nintendo 3DS remakes of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, is an endearing city (See: Oasis) building, dungeon crawling, Action-RPG for the Nintendo 3DS that, despite some repetition and questionable decisions, is a fantastic journey that always had me yearning for one…more…day.
Owlcat Games projected game Pathfinder: Kingmaker is based on the tabletop roleplaying game Pathfinder by Paizo. The story is based on an already published campaign of the same name, will be written by RPG veteran Chris Avellone, and will feature recognizable locations and characters from that campaign and the Pathfinder universe. The game follows in the spirit of games like Baldur’s Gate, Divinit...[Read More]
When it comes to the almost annual Assassin’s Creed franchise, I’ve always reserved my excitement. I thought the first game was a phenomenal idea and I even enjoyed Assassin’s Creed 2. However, I lost touch with these games shortly after trying out Brotherhood, finding most of them to be the same song and dance. For many players, this was the case as well. Ubisoft also lost a bun...[Read More]
Atlus continues to surprise me as they’ve been making hit after hit for many years, many of which go on to become rare oddities and obscure gems. Even though the Switch is starting to get its bearings, Atlus won’t let the 3DS go just yet as they’ve officially announced three games on the way. All three are role-playing games, each with their signature Atuls style. Plus this is th...[Read More]
THQ Nordic and developer Piranha Bytes have announced that ELEX will be releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 17th, 2017. In addition to the release date, they have released a new cinematic trailer and detailed what is in store for those who pre-order the Collector’s Edition version of the game.
Trendy Entertainment has just announced that their action-tower defense RPG Dungeon Defenders II will be officially launching on June 20th. While the game is currently available as a Steam Early Access title for PC and in early access on PlayStation 4, the final game will launch on those platforms, as well as Xbox One for the very first time.
Dragon Quest, one of the most popular RPGs in Japan, is a series that has remarkably kept its legacy strong since its inception on the Famicom back in 1985, sporting the artwork of the amazing Akira Toriyama, as well as adapting D&D into a video game. Now the series continues to dominate sales charts in Japan, as well as receiving a large following globally, which created all sorts of spin-off...[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]
On Feb. 28, 2017, Techland releases the inXile Entertainment developed Torment: Tides of Numenera on consoles and PC, and we decided to check out the Kickstarter funded RPG.
With Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic, developer Bitfather turns back the clock and delivers a very old-school RPG. If the pixel graphics and 8-bit inspired soundtrack aren’t enough to sell you on that point, they even go so far as to render the game in the 4:3 aspect ratio of old CRT monitors and TV’s, with a plain grey background filling in the rest of the screen.
Before we get into this review, I’ll confess that I have never gotten into the Fate anime or manga. So I went into this game having no pre-existing knowledge of the lore or story. Luckily, I was able to pick up on the basic premise of this ongoing series from the start, as the game did a pretty good job of explaining what exactly was going on in this world. I will be honest and say it is int...[Read More]