RPGamer Round-Up: April 12 – April 19

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up column, where we take a look back at some of the articles that we have posted over the previous 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

RPGamer is presenting multiple days of celebratory posts for our favourite RPGs from the previous decade over the next five days. Readers can check out what to expect, what’s been posted so far, and what’s still to come in our introductory post.

The first part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake has finally arrived. Exactly how successful the full project is remains to be seen, but if nothing else the opening act has done everything it could in getting Alex Fuller incredibly excited for the second.

With the current lockdown rules, Ring Fit Adventure is proving even more useful to many. Pascal Tekaia find it offers a high-quality workout game with tons of variety that actually makes one both sweat and love every minute of it.

Locomotives don’t often reach the space between stars, but Failbetter Games makes a strong case for their presence. Zach Welhouse examines Sunless Skies’ intersection of ambition, romance, and a surprising amount of tea.

Another review gets checked off Michael Baker’s New Year’s resolutions list. How does this innocent little game fare against the roar of the tempest, the warmth of hearts, and the croaking of frogs?

Mike Moehnke gives us a second look at Nihon Falcom’s Zwei: The Arges Adventure. It features an interesting setting, where eating lots of food in a short period of time results in the immediate healing of injuries, plus becoming stronger.

Sam Wachter returns with another Adventure Corner. In this edition she takes a look at Turnfollow’s graphic adventure title Wide Ocean Big Jacket, and dreams of summer.

Major News

A new entry in the XCOM series is hitting PC very soon. With the threat of invasion dealt with, players must now look towards underground enemies.

Tactical RPG and visual novel hybrid Wintermoor Tactics Club will be releasing for PC early next month. Console versions are set to follow later in the year.

Veteran Xenoblade Chronicles players will not have to go through the entire game to see the new Future Connected epilogue in the upcoming Definitive Edition. The new content will be available to them right from the start.

Giraffe and Annika is a rhythm adventure RPG originally released for PC earlier this year. NIS America is now bringing the game to PS4 and Switch.

Phantasy Star Online 2 has officially launched in North America. The game is currently only available on Xbox One, but a PC version is coming next month.


Additional Selected Stories


This week’s Q&A Quest features discussion of one of the biggest RPG releases this year in Final Fantasy VII Remake. The hosts also discuss the long-running Atelier series.

Alex, Josh, Kelley, and Peter join hosts Chris and Anna Marie for a lively show. Listeners should note that the Now Playing section contains potential Persona 5 Royal and Final Fantasy VII Remake spoilers.

Every now and then, a Musou title crosses over into the realm of something we cover at RPGamer. One of the lengthiest RPG Backtrack episodes discusses four such titles involving the worlds of Dragon Quest, The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem.


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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