RPG Cast – Episode 524: “Overhead Isometricy Game”
Alex, Johnathan, and Chris run through the past two weeks of news, bemoan the lack of time to play games, and then commit to not trying to play anything new. Ring Fit Adventure wins RPG of the year. But seriously, why isn’t Shining Force II on that thing?
Question of the Week
What were your favorite DS games?
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I don’t find it unusual that (almost) everyone at RPGamer adores Pokemon Sword/Shield, yet it official site review is 3.5 out of 5. Mediocre, well-polished games can be great fun, especially if the player is predisposed to enjoy the game’s style, genre, or story tropes.
Case in point: I recently had the time of my life playing through Revenant Saga (Kemco alert!); it might be one of my top 20 favorite RPGs of all time. But it’s quite mediocre, very clearly made on a tight budget, and doesn’t really break new ground in story or gameplay… there’s the transformation gimmick in battles, and that’s about it.
There are a few response to the question of the week in the last episodes thread. That’s odd. Well, I’ll just re-post it here:
The World Ends with You is one of my most favorite games ever, and I prefer the two screen gameplay of the original version. Pokemon Black/White is my favorite Pokemon game on the DS, and I’m still not entirely sure if it’s my favorite in the series or Sun/Moon. The original Devil Survivor and Radiant Historia are fantastic, although the 3DS ports are superior.