RPGamer Round-Up: March 28 – April 4
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.
Luis Mauricio leads a group of mercenaries in turn-based battles to save the foggy city of Grant in Black Legend. In the game based on 17th-century European folklore, he finds an original set of classes, enemies, and sidequests.
Experience’s Saviors of Sapphire Wings is now available in the west for Nintendo Switch and PC. Paul Shkreli uncovers a stellar cast of characters that improves an otherwise ordinary dungeon-crawler.
Fun character designs and competent combat may be enough for a satisfactory single experience. Ryan Costa notes that doubling that up without any substantial bells and whistles makes the whole thing less appealing, however.
The year 2020 was a record-setting list of difficult and awful choices. Michael Baker discovers that this infamous Japanese game most certainly numbers among them.
Kadokawa Games returns to Japan’s Shimane Prefecture for its follow-up to Root Letter. Alex Fuller finds that Root Film does a good job emulating the appeal of TV murder mysteries, even if it doesn’t end up standing out from its niche.
- Backloggin’ the Year – Paul’s Playthroughs, February & March 2021
- Backloggin’ the Year – Paws’ Pilgrimage, March 2021
A double-dose of Backloggin’ updates marks the end of March. Paul Shkreli and Anna Maria Privitere go through their backlog-clearing exploits.
RPGamers will soon no longer be able to purchase digital titles for some older PlayStation systems. The PS3 and PSP stores will close in July, with the Vita store to follow in August.
Mistwalker’s diorama RPG Fantasian is now available through Apple Arcade. The game is split into two parts, with the second expected later this year.
XSEED Games and Marvelous Europe are bringing deckbuilding RPG Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle west. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch this summer.
Koei Tecmo announced three new Blue Reflection projects. There’s a console game, a mobile game, and an animated series.
Developer Ocean Drive Studio announced a new strategy RPG. Lost Eidolons takes place in a continent-spanning empire that falls into civil war.
Action RPG spin-off Utawarerumono Zan is getting a follow-up. The second title will launch in Japan this July and will retell the events of Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth.
ININ Games is bringing Witch Spring 3 Re:Fine to North American and European Switches. Limited-run physical editions are now available to pre-order from Strictly Limited Games.
Other Selected Stories
- Cyberpunk 2077 Receives New Patch
- Final Fantasy XIV Letter from the Producer Focuses on Patch 5.5
- The Wicked King and the Noble Hero Gets More Details, Media
- Another Eden Available on PC
- Colony Ship Docking on Early Access
- Quinterra Coming to Steam Early Access Next Week
- Shopkeeping RPG Floating Islands of Nucifera Announced
- Action RPG Death’s Door Announced
- Midnight Protocol Announced
- Victor Vran Gets Black Label Physical Release
- Boyfriend Dungeon Romancing on Xbox One
- We Are the Caretakers Heading to Xbox
- Cloudpunk Adds City of Ghosts
- The Falconeer Adds Atun’s Folly
- Anuchard Receives New Trailer, Release Window
- New Trailer Shows The Ascent
- Nayuta no Kiseki Kai Gets New Trailer
- Sacred Fire Gets Developer Introduction
- Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Trailer Dives into Story
- Disco Elysium – The Final Cut Out Now
- Outriders Out Now
- New Release Round-Up (April 1, 2021)
This week in Q&A Quest, the internet fails us in the middle of recording. Meanwhile, Mr. Apps also discusses finally completing Dragon Quest VII.
Josh tells us another tale of the Meh-ss Effect, Sam poots, and Anna Marie gets snuggles, not struggles. In addition, Kelley tells us about the big hole in her heart, and Chris disinfects himself with Atelier Lysol.