From publisher eastasiasoft comes the announcement that Rainbow Skies, a upcoming fantasy isometric JRPG has a new trailer, and a physical pre-order. Coming from the developers of Rainbow Moon, this new game takes players on an adventure through a colorful and vibrant world teeming with tamable monsters, murky dungeons, and endless possibilities.
Skyrim may very well be the game we send aliens to express who we are as a species. Players can’t seem to get enough of this game. It’s been ported to just about every console and will probably get ported to refrigerators or some other ridiculous appliance. What’s not ridiculous though is a Switch port.
“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!
Square Enix has announced a remastered version of 2009’s Star Ocean: The Last Hope, to be released worldwide for Sony PlayStation 4 and Windows PCs via Steam. Available only as a digital download, the game will be a full HD remaster and include 4k display support.
Most RPGs fall neatly into one of two categories: fantasy, or science fiction. Maybe a third category for post-apocalyptic wasteland, depending on how the writer in question is doing the categorization. But ELEX, a new action RPG from veteran developer Piranha Bytes, seeks to take all those genres, shove them into a blender, and create a delicious milkshake that will bring all the gamers to the ya...[Read More]
EMPYRE: Lords of the Sea Gates melds classic steampunk with a post-apocalyptic, turn-of-the-century New York City. Nearly destroyed by a massive flood in 1899, much of the city’s people have endured and thrived, transforming the once concrete jungle into a collection of city-states lined by canals and run by some notorious characters. Players will find themselves befriending mafia bosses and getti...[Read More]
Fans of Steampunk games and classic isometric style RPGs get an early Christmas present (or maybe an early visit from The Great Pumpkin) with the release of Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates onto Steam on October 4th, 2017. Featuring an original story by The New Yorker magazine staff cartoonist Paul Noth and developed by a team of industry veterans, this game serves as the inaugural title for indie d...[Read More]
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]