Dragon Star Varnir has an interesting combat system yet tells an unbalanced tale. The root of the problem for this adequate turn-based JRPG is lacking a proper balance between presentation and substance.
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Ryan Radcliff and his retro Backloggin’ report return to detail the second four month stint of the yearly progress. The Random Retro RPG Wheel has produced countless memories, both fond and embarrassing.
Monster Harvest is a game that needs more time on the vine to ripen into something enjoyable. Between a bevy of glitches and a lack of genre-staple features, RPGamers would be best served waiting before digging in.
Tales of Arise triumphantly marks the 25th anniversary of a hugely beloved series. The newest entry successfully builds upon all of the franchise’s iconic elements to become iconic itself.
Action RPG Hindsight 20/20: Wrath of the Raakshasa is all about examining choices and consequences. While the approach is welcome, its other elements fail to offer the necessary support for it to pay off.
Paul Shkreli is back with a two-for-one update to his backlog. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in this end-of-summer summary.
Square Enix finally returns to Shibuya. NEO: The World Ends with You is able to count itself as a hugely rewarding sequel thanks to another great story and more superb audiovisual stylings.
What would you do to bring a loved one back from the dead? Black Book is a card-driven RPG that gives players the opportunity to find out.
Anna Marie is back with her eighth Backloggin’ report. Though a little tardy and slim on backlog titles this month, a smidgen of progress was still eked out.
Disgaea is back, and it’s the same as ever. Mostly. The trademark min-maxing options to create a seriously buff squad return, but players will need to decide whether a game that plays itself is what they’re looking for.
Despite a story premise that sounds a bit familiar and derivative, Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Kinghts proves to be a Metroidvania that is able to stand proudly on its own feet.
Fantasian continues to impress in part two, expanding its world travel, battle mechanics, and character abilities as the story unfurls. The game is great on mobile, yet a release on PC and consoles would be even greater so more gamers can experience the wonderful title.
There’s a new entry in the rare dedicated sports RPG sub-genre. Pocket Trap’s Dodgeball Academia offers a flashy Saturday morning cartoon take on the sport.
Cris Tales has players hopping between eras on a quest to stop the Time Empress. A dazzling graphical style is overshadowed by too many gameplay mechanics.
Who doesn’t love a good witch’s tale? Kiwi Walks and IKINAGAMES’ WitchSpring series has debuted on the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, it needs to conjure a spell to make it a better game.
Labrador Games’ Live By The Sword: Tactics promises political intrigue and tactical delights against a backdrop of fantasy world warfare. RPGamer was able to try out its Steam Early Access version to see how delivery of that is coming along.
Capcom returns for more legal drama in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. RPGamer goes back in time to help make deductions and generate legal upheavals in Britain and Japan at the end of the Victorian era.
Players will need to learn to navigate the world with their ears in The Vale: Shadow of the Crown. Not just positively widening the definition of video games, the audio-only RPG offers a touching story well worth experiencing.
With Death Trash entering Early Access, RPGamer takes a look at how the game is shaping up. There’s a lot to enjoy with the game’s combat and storytelling, despite some hiccups with controls and storage space.
Over a decade since the last release, the Disciples series is making its return. RPGamer was given the opportunity to watch a brief demo of the game and check out a few hours of a recent closed beta build.