RPGamer Round-Up: May 7 – May 14

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

Charming and original turn-based RPG Live A Live makes its way to PlayStation and PC. Luis Mauricio adds to the calls that its astonishing storytelling and a superb soundtrack make it a gem worth playing.

Cassette Beasts evokes memories of 1990s Pokémon titles, with a slight twist in the battle system. Matt Masen finds that though the game has some slight missteps, it’s generally an very enjoyable addition to the monster-collecting genre.

Redemption Reapers is unyielding in its pessimism that spreads to the deep and enjoyable combat system in this tactical RPG from AdGlobe. Ryan Costa also reports that a barely-there plot prevents it from being a miserable masterpiece.

Major News

Publisher Private Division is partnering with Pokémon developer Game Freak on a new project. Codenamed Project Bloom, it is an action adventure title, and won’t be released for a few years.

Square Enix held a new Letter from the Producer Live for Final Fantasy XIV. It revealed a launch date and new media for the upcoming Patch 6.4, The Dark Throne.

Players will be able to return for some more adventures in One Piece Odyssey’s Memoria soon. The Reunion of Memories DLC will release in less than two weeks.

NIS America released a demo for Monster Menu: The Scavenger’s Cookbook. Western RPGamers can sample its cuisine ahead of the game’s launch later this month.

Alchemic Cutie is coming to PS4, PS5, and Switch. The slime-raising simulation RPG will release on the consoles next month.



Additional Stories and Trailers


This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss our adventures in the Legend of Heroes series. We also discuss the impending release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Sam brings the sexy back to RPG Cast as Chris goes down the rabbit hole of Skyrim mods. Meanwhile, Kelley’s cannon stuffs kids into itself, and Josh collects a series of progressively larger vegetables.


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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