Author: Pascal Tekaia

E3 Indie Round-Up

There are just too many games at E3 to see them all. Here’s a collection of some of the indie games we were able to check out during our show floor travels.

Dauntless E3 Impression and Interview

Dauntless is already a game available across several platforms, and E3 revealed the Switch as the latest console players can join up with. We got a chance to challenge the game’s newest Behemoth, Winterhorn, and chat with the developers a bit about the upcoming changes.

Heroland E3 Impression

Heroland is an upcoming theme-park take on the classic dungeon-crawler. E3 gave us the opportunity to go hands-on with the game ahead of its release later this year.

Rune Factory 4 Special E3 Impression

The Rune Factory franchise hasn’t received a new entry in several years. However, the last installment is getting a rerelease this year, and we were able to check it out ahead of its release at this year’s E3.

The Riftbreaker E3 Impression

Exor Studios’ The Riftbreaker puts players in the role of Ashley Nowak, a one-woman expeditionary force. Pascal Tekaia had the chance to try and help her colonize the far-distant world of Galatea 37, though it was a doomed effort.

Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure E3 Impression

Fishing minigames are far from a rare sight in RPGs nowadays, but an actual fishing RPG is a novelty. Nonetheless, that’s what Reel Fishing: Road Trip Adventure can be described as, and Pascal Tekaia was able to cast his line at this year’s E3.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot E3 Impression

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will give RPGamers the chance to play through the Dragon Ball Z series when it releases next year. Pascal Tekaia was able to spend some time with the game, trying out a few side activities before facing off against Raditz.

Conan Chop Chop E3 Impression

Conan Chop Chop is a four-player co-op title where players control stick-figure versions of characters from the Conan universe. Pascal Tekaia was able to try the game out at E3 ahead of its September release.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order E3 Impression

The Infinity Gauntlet saga may have dealt with in the MCU, but the cast of Ultimate Alliance still needs to face off against Thanos and his minions. RPGamer’s Pascal Tekaia was able to check out the upcoming third game in the brawler series, which releases in just a month’s time.

Cris Tales E3 Impression

Cris Tales is billed as a love-letter to classic JRPGs, but makes its own distinct mark in several ways. Pascal Tekaia was able to check out how Crisbell’s time manipulation powers help in both questing and combat.

Final Fantasy VII Remake E3 Impression 2

Pascal Tekaia offers a second impression on Final Fantasy VII Remake’s E3 demo. Though the previous reveals for the game have made him nervous, the remake’s gameplay has served to alleviate at least some of his concerns.

Pokémon Sword and Shield E3 Impression

Pokémon Sword and Shield were present at this year’s E3 ahead of their worldwide release this November. As a newcomer to the series, Pascal Tekaia isn’t able to comment on the more nuanced changes in the games, but found out why so many are looking forward to them.