RPGamer Round-Up: November 17 – November 24

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up column, where we take a quick look back at some of the articles we’ve posted throughout the week. This article is designed to help give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our less regular visitors might have missed.


Editorial Content and Features

Whatcha Playing is back a bit belatedly to round up the games the staff played in October. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Mistover, and Trails of Cold Steel III were among the many vying for staff gaming time.

Zack Webster finds that, contrary to popular belief, disco isn’t dead. Instead, it’s grooving to one of the most noteworthy games of the year in Disco Elysium.

Pokémon Sword and Shield herald the arrival of the eighth generation of the longstanding series. Anna Marie Privitere sees if the new features are enough to inject some freshness into the series.

Spiders has been creating lower-key RPG releases for a while and GreedFall is perhaps the developer’s best title to date. Jervon Perkins finds that Teer Fradee is a world worth exploring and proves that medium-budget titles have a place in the game industry.

Oliver and Mr. Drippy travel from the PlayStation 3 to the Nintendo Switch, and other platforms, to take on the White Witch. Matt Masem finds that the port is a faithful rendition of its original version, right down to the aggravating battle system.

The Kunio-kun series gets a new entry from Arc System Works with Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san!. Alex Fuller discovers that rather than providing an exciting new River City story, it doesn’t do all that much of anything.

Major News

Level-5’s Snack World is coming west. RPGamers in North America and Europe will be able to join Chup and Mayonna in their quest to stop Sultan Vinegar and Smörg Åsbord on Valentine’s Day.

Moxxi is recruiting Vault Hunters for a new caper. Borderlands 3’s first campaign DLC will see players venturing into the Handsome Jackpot, a casino built by Handsome Jack.

The remakes of the first two Langrisser games are coming to North America and Europe in March. NIS America also released a new trailer showing how the remakes compare to the originals.

Arc of Alchemist has been given January release dates for North America and Europe. Idea Factory International also released the game’s opening movie and some more screenshots.

Sega provided plenty more details on Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s combat system. The information covers two more jobs, special skills, a pair of enemy types, and some summoned help.


Additional Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest features gushing about Pokémon Sword and Shield. The hosts also discuss games they love but find it hard to recommend to others.

The Pokémon tales continue, in a longer show than anticipated, with Alex, Anna Marie, Chris, Kelley, and Peter all discussing their progress and where the series could go moving forward. Josh is the odd man out, but he’s got interesting demos to share instead, so it’s cool.


Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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