RPGamer Round-Up: August 22 – August 29

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

Disgaea is back, and it’s the same as ever. Mostly. Pascal Tekaia finds the trademark min-maxing options to create a seriously buff squad return, but players will need to decide whether a game that plays itself is what they’re looking for.

There’s a new entry in the rare dedicated sports RPG sub-genre. Alex Fuller reports that Pocket Trap’s Dodgeball Academia offers a flashy Saturday morning cartoon take on the sport.

Cris Tales has players hopping between eras on a quest to stop the Time Empress. Paul Shkreli discovers that its dazzling graphical style is overshadowed by too many gameplay mechanics.

Gabriele Malacasa provided his thoughts on Metroidvania Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights. Despite a story premise that sounds a bit familiar and derivative, the game proves able to stand proudly on its own feet.

Who doesn’t love a good witch’s tale? Kiwi Walks and IKINAGAMES’ WitchSpring series has debuted on the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, Sam Wachter finds that it needs to conjure a spell to make it a better game.

Fantasian continues to impress in part two, expanding its world travel, battle mechanics, and character abilities as the story unfurls. Jason McFadden reports that while the game is great on the Apple Arcade, a release on PC and consoles would be very much advantageous for RPGamers.

Have you ever felt disappointed when you defeat the final boss and then the true final boss appears? Jason McFadden argues that a winning strategy for both developers and players means there must be a clear path to such a plot twist.



Major News

A superhero tactical RPG is coming. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is being created by XCOM developer Firaxis Games and set to launch on PC and consoles in March.

Koei Tecmo revealed that the remasters of the first two Monster Rancher games are heading west. The Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX bundle will launch on PC, Switch, and iOS this December.

The Rangers of Wasteland 3 are set for one more ride to Cheyenne Mountain this October. The new Colorado Collection containing all the game’s content will arrive at the same time. allowing new players to get all caught up.

Square Enix is bringing another JRPG to Steam. Wasting no time, Bravely Default II’s PC version will be released in less than a week.

The fourth Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster has a release date. Players will be able to join up with Cecil and company in the second week of September.

Bungie’s special showcase announced a bevy of new content for Destiny 2. It included reveals of the newest expansion, content celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary, and details about its next season.

Stray Blade is an action RPG from 505 Games and Point Blank Games. The game sees players trying to restore peace to the Valley of Acrea and is set to launch next year.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at an ongoing crowdfunding campaign. This edition features Incube8 Games’ attempt to complete cancelled Game Boy Color title Infinity.



Other Selected Stories


Additional Trailers


Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle turned out to be a kid-friendly version of XCOM that we actually enjoyed! Join us along with guests Josh, Pascal, Wheels, and Paul as we shoot some Rabbids with Nerf guns.

What’s the podcast trio been up to this week? Chris is now a punchy demi-fiend, Kelley muses if Scamper is part plumber, and Anna Marie campaigns on Hades for everyone. Also, stoats continue to be extremely cute.


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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