RPGamer Round-Up: January 16 – January 23

Welcome to the latest edition of RPGamer’s round-up column, where we look back at some of the articles that we have posted over the previous week, or in this case, two weeks. This article is designed to give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our readers might have missed.


Editorial Content

Developer Logic Artists takes another step back into history with its latest title in the Expeditions series. Alex Fuller reports that Expeditions: Rome presents a thoroughly enjoyable role-playing experience in the late Roman Republic.

Sam Wachter sees if the Sinnoh region has a lasting impact with its remasters or if they stay too faithful to the original DS game. One thing we can say is that Bidoof is the greatest Pokémon of all time.

RPGamer’s Luis Mauricio was given the chance to try out the Early Access version of Blacksmith Legends. The RPG includes a considerable number of mechanics that allow it to go beyond a simple crafting sim.

Are you ready to be the ultimate pupperazzo? Sam Wachter takes photos of unaware and easily charmed doggos in this wonderful photo simulation game from Sundae Month.

Love the Phoenix Wright series but looking for something similar and with less of a time commitment? Look no further than the adventures of Canadian lawyer, Nina Aquila. Sam Wachter checks out Nina’s first season and is eagerly waiting for what season two will have in store.

Ryan Radcliff and his retro Backloggin’ report concludes 2021 with an RPG completion bang. The Random Retro RPG Wheel looks to continue to spin well in 2022 and beyond.

Major News

Developer Eastshade Studios announced witch academy RPG Songs of Glimmerwick. The game is planned for release on PC and consoles next year.

Brownies Inc. announced a western release date for Egglia Rebirth. The enhanced Switch version of the mobile RPG will launch in a couple of weeks.

Freedom Games and TRAGsoft’s Coromon has a release date. Players will be able to start taming monsters around Velua at the end of March.

NIS America released its experimental local co-op mode for Nihon Falcom’s Ys IX: Monstum Nox. The mode is available to try out now on PC via Steam.

The Switch cloud versions for the Kingdom Hearts series will be releasing next month. Demos are now available for players to test out their performance.

Toge Productions announced Kriegsfront Tactics. The game is a tactical mecha RPG set in an alternate 1970s Southeast Asia and is currently in development for PC.



Other Selected Stories


Q&A Quest begins 2022 in typical fashion. Discussion includes the PC release of Monster Hunter Rise and the confusing lineage of Falcom games.

We rounded up guests Pascal Tekaia and Jon Jansen to talk about Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Get your Wizard’s Companion out of storage, because it’s time to look back at when Level-5 first collaborated with Studio Ghibli.

Kelley ruins Warcraft by including Conker. Chris mortgages his Xbox. Josh’s cat won’t let him control his Xbox. And Microsoft has announced its new Candy Crush-themed Windows 12.


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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