RPGamer Round-Up: December 11 – December 18

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. Please note that there will not be an edition next week due to the holidays.


Editorial Content

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion brings the Final Fantasy VII prequel to new platforms. Luis Mauricio reports that captivating presentation and a reworked battle system ensures the game is flashy and fun.

Aiming to capture the best of early handheld turn-based RPGs, 90s nostalgia is alive and well with Retreaux Games’ For a Vast Future. Ryan Costa finds the combat system stands up, but is lacking elsewhere.

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever steps up to provide a considerably more playable experience than the previous installment of the Taiwanese-developed series. Ryan McCarthy finds that this second localized entry delivers some engrossing storytelling.

Major News

One would think that people have learned not to put Adol on a ship by this point. Nevertheless, that’s where he’ll be when Ys X: Nordics hits Japan in 2023.

Idea Factory International confirmed it is bringing Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord to North America and Europe. The tactical follow-up to Fairy Fencer F will launch in spring.

Capcom revealed a release date for its Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. The ten-game collection will launch physically and digitally in April.

Larian Studios’s latest Panel from Hell unveiled the contents of Baldur’s Gate III Early Access Patch 9. The update includes Paladins, a revamped Reactions system, and a new level.

Square Enix introduced two more of Octopath Traveler II’s playable characters. Throné the Thief and Temenos the Cleric will be able to team up in February.

Ys: The Oath in Felghana is getting a remaster. Ys Memoire: The Oath in Felghana will launch on Switch in Japan this coming spring.



Other Selected Stories


Trailers and Screenshots


In this week’s show, we discover Drakthyr are OP, but Chris is not. Anna Marie is on the fun patrol, and she’s handing out citations. And Kelley is hungry for ham sandwiches thanks to Pokémon.

This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss in depth all the great parts of the latest Pokémon releases. We also discuss the potential future of the series.


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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