RPGamer Round-Up: April 26 – May 3

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

After a decade in the wilderness, Sakura Wars is back with its unique mix of musical theatre and demon-fighting mechs. Joshua Carpernter finds that not even a change to an action combat system can keep this star from shining.

Twenty-five years after the original Super Famicom release of Seiken Densetsu 3, a remake looks to attract a whole new generation of gamers. Jervon Perkins reports that Trials of Mana is a great example of how to update a 16-bit RPG for a modern audience while staying true to the original.

There have been numerous Dragon Ball RPGs in the past, but they haven’t lit the world on fire. Elmon Dean Todd sees if Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot offers a more substantial package.

RPGamer’s man-in-Japan Michael Baker continues playing his backlog and provides some thoughts on Final Fantasy X, particularly its HD Remaster version. He finds that though the game is eminently enjoyable, it does a great disservice to a certain blue party member.

Though it has received a generally positive reaction, Final Fantasy VII Remake’s appeal is not universal. Erik van Asselt examines just why it is not his cup of tea.

Adventure Corner returns for another look at a title not usually covered by the site, but which may be of interest to our readers. In this edition, Alex Fuller attempts to survive the Feast of the Yomi-Purge in visual novel Raging Loop.

Major News

Ubisoft has announced its newest Assassin’s Creed game, giving the series another RPG. As one might expect from the title, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla puts players in the role of a Viking.

With Xenoblade Chronicles: Definintive Edition under a month away, Nintendo and Monolith Soft are ramping up interest with a lengthy new Japanese trailer and some more details on its brand new epilogue. A new selection of images from the upcoming remaster also aims to get fans just a little bit more excited.

Those wanting a physical edition of Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia are now able to order a pair of editions through Limited Run Games. Meanwhile, a demo for the strategy RPG is now available on the eShop.

Plenty of new gameplay footage is available for time-manipulation RPG Cris Tales. The new video follows Crisbell and her allies as they investigate a disappearance in the city of St. Clarity.

Gato Salvaje Studio has revealed a selection of the voice cast for upcoming Celtic-inspired RPG The Waylanders. The developer also showed off some of the game’s locations.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. This edition features Igrasil Studio’s War of Ashird.




Additional Selected Stories


Matt Masem joins the hosts this week as they go on even more tangents than usual. Mike Apps also fails again to pronounce Atelier correctly and consistently.

The RPG Cast kicks off May with a lengthy show. Alex, Chris, Josh, and Kelley join host Anna Marie to talk about what they’ve been playing and an interesting selection of RPG news.


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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