RPGamer Round-Up: October 10 – October 17

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

Lost Judgment is a sequel many of us have been waiting for. But was the rush to hit the worldwide release deadline enough to make it a standout title? Sam Wachter investigates where the game stands, and her review is called to order.

Gloomhaven is the digital adaptation of the eponymous board game, including all the beloved aspects and adding new features. Luis Mauricio finds that the battle system is great, but missions can become repetitive after a while.

NIS America has released Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered as part of its Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 bundle. Paul Shkreli determines that questionable technical choices and lack of enhancements sully this port of its 2016 Steam release.

The Amazing American Circus is not a title one would normally find in a card-battler. But is the premise too big for its execution? Ryan Costa peels back the curtain to see the performance within.

Final Fantasy XIV will get its fourth major expansion very soon. RPGamer’s Robert Albright was given the opportunity to check out parts of Endwalker before players can fully dive into it in November.

A demo is now available for the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise ahead of its release in January. RPGamer’s Phil Willis was able to try out a little ahead of time.

Life is like a package of supermarket sushi. You might know what you’d like to get, but there will always be that one item in the corner of the box that you just don’t like. Michael Baker examines Sushi Striker’s place in what he dubs the RPGestalt.


Major News

Larian Studios held a new Panel from Hell for Baldur’s Gate III. The developer unveiled the game’s next Early Access patch, which adds the Sorcerer class and Grymforge region.

Grinding Gear Games announced its latest expansion to Path of Exile. Scourge takes players into an apocalyptic alternate version of Wraeclast to find demons.

NIS America announced Monark will be arriving in the west in February. The reveal comes with a new antagonist-focused trailer.

KEMCO announced a release date for RPGolf Legends. The action RPG will release on PC and consoles in January.

Critical Games’ retro RPG 8-Bit Adventures 2 is heading to consoles. The console versions will launch alongside the PC version and are being developed by Ratalaika Games.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at another ongoing crowdfunding campaign. This edition features Positive Concept Games’ SNES-style action RPG Shrine’s Legacy.



Other Selected Stories


With one host sick, Q&A Quest provides a lightning quick episode this week. We briefly discuss the latest news and questions.

It’s a quiet news week before the big push of releases before the holiday gaming rush. Chris invites hate mail for his crazy views on Final Fantasy VII and Mario 64. Kelley discovers her friendship isn’t worth an iPad. And Anna Marie wants easy modes to actually be easy. Is that too much to ask? Wait…it IS a bunny!


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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