RPGamer Round-Up: April 18 – April 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 readers might have missed.


Editorial Content

The Yakuza games have allowed players to beat up thugs and explore the streets of Japan for over 15 years. With a dozen different localized releases to choose from, RPGamer takes a crack at helping players figure out where to get into this unique series.

A stellar soundtrack and deeper-than-expected story try their hardest, but clunky gameplay and repetitive visuals mire Poison Control closer to mediocrity. Ryan Costa determines that these two sides balance out for an enjoyable but flawed outing from Nippon Ichi.

Almost 20 years after its original release, Shin Megami Tensei III returns for new generations. With enhanced graphics and tweaks, Luis Mauricio finds that its first few hours indicate the remaster is worthy of acclamation.

Dragon Quest titles are becoming increasingly more prevalent on the mobile market. Matt Masem sees how Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai – A Hero’s Bonds stacks up to the rest.

Major News

After being delayed last year, Tales of Arise has been given a release date. The game will release on PC and consoles this September.

Voices have been heard, and two of Sony’s digital storefronts have received a reprieve. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita’s digital stores will remain open, says CEO Jim Ryan, while the PSP’s will still be shut down as planned.

Adol is heading back for more adventures on PC and Switch. The latest title in Nihon Falcom’s action RPG series will arrive on the platforms this July.

Infamous Rabbit’s Oddventure is an adventure RPG inspired by Earthbound and Undertale. The game is planned for launch next year, but first there will be a Kickstarter campaign.

Developer Metaverse Game Studios provided some new media for its tactical sci-fi RPG Angelic. The game is being created for PC and next-generation consoles.

The remaster of the original NieR game is now available worldwide. Square Enix provided information on some of the extra content included within.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss the release of SaGa Frontier Remastered. We also discuss some more Persona 2: Innocent Sin.

Our retro episode of RPG Backtrack briefly mentioned the feel-good RPG, Undertale. We felt the game deserved its own episode, since we also have a chance to bring up its spiritual sequel, Deltarune. The round table discussion with guests Pascal Tekaia and David McBurney fills you with determination!

Chris gets review bombed outta existence, after Pascal gleefully mocks the list of games that Chris still didn’t play. Anna Marie insists genital monsters yes, f-bombs no. Kelley thinks Anna Marie should get out of the pocket of Big Farming. We’re all pretty tired from vaccine side effects, please bear with us.


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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