RPGamer Round-Up: October 18 – October 25

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 give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our less regular visitors might have missed.


Editorial Content

The fourth entry in the Cold Steel series has a lot to account for. Thankfully, Anna Marie Privitere finds that it pulls together almost all the dangling threads into one amazing tapestry.

Feeling trapped? Lord of the Underworld got you down? There’s a cure for what ails you and Zack Webster says it’s one of the best games of the year.

A squad of undead anime girls band together to find a cure to a deadly virus. Paul Shkreli sees if Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~ is worth the risk of infection.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning’s PS4 launch was a buggy mess. But Jervon Perkins notes if players can either wait for future patches or struggle through the remaining bugs, there’s an exciting high fantasy adventure to be had.

Dragon Quest Tact doesn’t release on mobile devices in the west until 2021, but Matt Masem was able to try out the game in advance of its beta. Is it a masterpiece or mobile mundanity?

The first expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield takes players off to the Isle of Armor. Robert Sinclair reports that whether the journey is worth it largely depends on how taken players are with the base game’s Wild Areas.

In this installment of Why Did Ya Date Me? The RPGamer staff discuss the merits of who is the best waifu in Dragon Quest V. Is it Bianca? Debora? Nera? Let’s find out.

Major News

30 years after its original Famicom release, the first Fire Emblem game is finally getting an English localisation. The game will only be available to purchase on Nintendo Switch for a limited time.

Ubisoft has detailed its post-launch plans for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The paid Season Pass will take players to Ireland and France, with free season content also planned.

Asmodee Digital has announced Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace. The Lovecraftian cross between investigative adventure and tactical RPG will launch for PC and consoles next year.

Monster Sanctuary is exiting Early Access this December. The game’s full launch will also see it arrive on consoles.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. The Deep End Games’ Romancelvania is a parody cross between a Metroidvania and a dating sim.



Additional Selected Stories


This week’s Q&A Quest features talk about topics ranging from Hades to Pokémon. There is also a critical discussion of Assassin’s Creed III.


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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