RPGamer Round-Up: October 1 – October 8

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

Clearly inspired by classic RPGs, Sea of Stars uses those titles to create its foundation. However, Jon Jansen finds that it quickly turns into something of its own and becomes a great modern turn-based RPG.

The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails finally arrives in the west more than a decade after its original Japanese release. Kevin Smith reports that the action focused spin-off is an entertaining adventure for Trails veterans and newcomers alike.

Square Enix and Luminous Productions’s Forspoken serves up a volley of great gameplay ideas as well as strong representation. However, Andron Smith finds a firestorm of poor design choices, pacing, and other issues leave the game in a permanent battle of contradictions.

The Shin Megami Tensei series has come a long way from being straight first person dungeon crawlers. Join RPGamer as we help you figure out Where to Start with the mainline titles in the long-running series.

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.

Spike Chunsoft revealed that Shiren the Wanderer 6 is heading west. The turn-based dungeon-crawler will launch in North America and Europe a month after Japan.

Nintendo revealed that its will be shutting down online functionality for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software this April. Players will still be able to play offline and redownload software and content, however.

Developer Compile Heart unveiled a change in its management structure. The announcement also came with reveals of six previously-unannounced RPGs currently in development.

Curve Games and IronOak Games revealed a release date for For the King II. The strategy RPG/board game hybrid will launch on Steam this November.

Gothic II Complete Classic is coming to Nintendo Switch. Players can continue the story of the Nameless Hero when this remastered version arrives in November.



Other News and Trailers


Spooky month is finally here! It’s about time we celebrate a pair of adorable little RPGs from Double Fine. Sam and Ryan M. don their favorite disguises with us to talk about Costume Quest 1 and 2.

This week in Q&A Quest, we discuss Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventures of Dai. We also discuss recent gaming news.

Chris sets out to get justice for Hana. Kelley complains about vegan technology. Robert tells us all about the vacuum cleaner machine gun. And Ryan wonders why the “silent” princess won’t shut up.


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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