RPGamer Round-Up: October 2 – October 9

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. This article is designed to give reminders of some interesting content and stories that our readers might have missed.


Editorial Content

The DioField Chronicle provides an engaging and refreshing real time tactical battle system. Jon Jansen finds that while bland storytelling brings thing down, tactical RPG fans will get lots of enjoyment from its combat.

Valkyrie Elysium marks the return of a long dormant JRPG series, this time as an action RPG. Paul Shkreli notes that fast paced combat and strong supporting cast are bolstered by thoughtful homage to the parent series.

Manafinder incorporates several mini-games to add more fun to its adventure. Luis Mauricio reports that the pixel-art turn-based RPG from small indie developer Wolfsden makes for an engaging and highly enjoyable experience.

Potion Permit is a mashup of RPG and slice-of-life. Anna Marie Privitere finds that while it’s a game with a ton of promise, its buggy launch state takes much of the shine off.

Backloggin’ the Year is back and Sam’s ready to chat about her summer gaming adventures. Did she enjoy the titles she played or did she find herself trapped in the cycle of what to play next?

Inkulinati uses visual flair and comedic sensibilities to catch the eyes in this roguelike tactical game. Ryan Costa took a look at the demo to see how deep the combat goes in matching this style.

Major News

RPGamer is proud to once again be participating in Extra Life. Find out how to join us in helping sick kids and funding research on the first weekend in November.

A new Group Strategy Update presentation revealed plenty of projects going on at CD Projekt. Currently in development are three Witcher titles and a Cyberpunk 2077 sequel, with the company also exploring a new IP.

Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society has western release dates. The dungeon-crawler will hit North America and Europe this coming February.

Persona 5 Royal’s launch on new platforms is on the horizon this month. Atlus has now revealed that Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden hit their new platforms in January.

A fourteen-minute gameplay video comes with new details and screenshots for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Meanwhile, new critter Wiglett may have similarities to another Pokémon, but is a brand new species.

Square Enix provided new details and screenshots for many of the gameplay adjustments in Tactics Ogre: Reborn. It also provided introductions to many of its classes and characters.

RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter check-in feature returns with a look at Behold Studios’s Mahou Senshi Cosplay Club. The follow-up to Chroma Squad combines magical girl and cosplay elements.



Other Selected Stories


This week in Q&A Quest, we delve even further into figuring the way around the pitfalls of the Steam Deck. We also discuss more Legend of Heroes.

Chris wonders if Pokémon is the future where the vegans win? Kelley just notices Josh’s discord avatar is Joshua. Josh asks, “What is a Mana game, but a miserable pile of menus?”


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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