Guildlings is a unusual episodic RPG that tasks players with thinking outside the box, outside their phone, and sometimes outside of reality.
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Bigben and Cyanide Studios bring the Paranoia franchise to the world of video games. Take on the role of a Troubleshooter and shoot trouble wherever you find it. Traitors are everywhere, and should you discover that YOU are the traitor, kindly head to your nearest conveniently located termination booth!
Romancing SaGa 3 is now available to English-speaking audiences for the first time. The result is a game that fans of the SaGa formula will embrace, though it comes with all the asterisks that characterize the series for more casual players.
What if you mixed Junji Ito, H.P. Lovecraft, and an RPG from the 1980s? It would probably look like the surprisingly graphic World of Horror.
Azur Lane: Crosswave sees personified versions of warships battle it out on the open seas. Compile Heart and Felistella title provides some lighthearted enjoyment, but doesn’t make any particularly noteworthy waves.
The folk tale of Robin Hood hadn’t received any notable recent game adaptations until the release of this text-based interactive fiction RPG. Is there magic to be found in this journey into the Deepwood?
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics has landed on many platforms, giving RPGamers a chance to get directly involved in the struggle against the Skeksis. Anna Marie Privitere finds out if it was worth her taking up the cause of the Gelflings against their shadowy foes.
Coffee Talk takes up the mantle of visual novel slash beverage service. Is it worth staying for a cup?
SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions is the first new game of the series since 2002. Will it drive the long-dormant series forward, or grind it into obscurity?
Many stories would come across as sophomoric and repulsive for featuring a minigame that involves using multiple toilets in a quiet mountain town. That actually could apply to a South Park game too, but at least it’s in keeping with the source material.
With a change from two screens to one, Rune Factory 4 Special releases in two weeks on the Nintendo Switch. If early gameplay is any indication, it’s an excellent upgrade.
A former Wii U title makes the jump onto the Nintendo Switch. Is it worth revisiting, or even visiting for the first time?
The world of Grimshade is one where anthropomorphic badgers, bears, pigs, and other animals coexist alongside humans. That’s far from the only interesting aspect to this game, as well.
After focusing primarily on tactical and turn-based releases, Compile Heart tries its hand at an action RPG with Arc of Alchemist. The endeavour can not be called a success, but hopefully there are useful lessons to be learned from it.
Welcome to the worlds of Halcyon, the only system entirely owned and operated by corporations. We are certain this is a good thing that will have no negative consequences.
While it’s a bit later than usual, the RPGamer staff have decided to check in on last year’s resolutions. Did they make their 2019 goals? Let’s see what the staff have in store for 2020.
“Come and explore Tesla’s floating city,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. Adventure Corner sets sail in the Teslapunk thriller Close to the Sun.
Fabraz and UmaikiGames’ Skellboy is now available on Nintendo Switch. The game offers an enjoyable experience with a neat blending of 2D and 3D, even if the gameplay doesn’t venture far from the adventure RPG template.
For most games, ‘Happily Ever After’ is the end of the story. For this one, it’s the whole point of the experience. But will it truly be a ‘happy’ ending, or will the hero expire first?
2019 is in the books after giving us another year full to the brim with top-quality RPGs. After taking a few weeks to assess everything and tally up the votes, the RPGamer staff is ready to share our Best of 2019 Awards. Please enjoy.