Since their inception, magic has played a key role in many RPGs, bringing with it many powerful and notable practitioners. The RPGamer staff picked out some of their favourites to form our own Magic Circle.
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Tactics Ogre: Reborn is the remaster TRPG fans didn’t know they needed. Sam Wachter is here to share how her progress is going with this classic and may need constant reminders to equip items before the battle.
Circus Electrique imagines a steampunk version of London overrun by maniacs where the city’s only hope lies with a ragtag group of circus performers. While promising on paper, odd design choices bring the level of spectacle down significantly.
Automatons stalk the streets of Paris and King Louis XVI rules with an iron fist. It would be a shame if there were a more advanced robot to put a stop to the whole thing.
Fourteen years after its original release in Japan, there is finally an official western release for Chaos;Head. The first title in the Adventure Science series is a tougher ask than its successors.
Nintendo Persona fans are finally able to rejoice. Atlus’s Persona 5 Royal finally makes the leap onto the hybrid console, and other platforms, in a few days.
Idea Factory International has released the original Amnesia, along with its companion, Amnesia: Later x Crowd for the Nintendo Switch. Sam Wachter shares her feelings on Later x Crowd, an interesting and unexpected fan disc release.
No Place for Bravery is a tale about a grizzled combat champion picking up arms to rescue his long-lost daughter. So why does its combat feel like such a thankless chore?
BKOM Studios’ Sunday Gold merges point-and-click adventure and turn-based RPG mechanics. While the result is an average representation of both, it makes for an interesting attempt at a genre mashup.
Koei Tecmo and Omega Force return to the hunting action RPG sub-genre, partnering with EA for Wild Hearts. RPGamer was able to learn more about the game and what awaits players in its fantasy version of feudal Japan.
Valkyrie Elysium marks the return of a long dormant JRPG series, this time as an action RPG. Fast paced combat and strong supporting cast are bolstered by thoughtful homage to the parent series.
The DioField Chronicle provides an engaging and refreshing real time tactical battle system. That will be enough for fans of tactical RPGs, but the bland story unfortunately can’t keep up with its stellar gameplay.
Inkulinati uses visual flair and comedic sensibilities to catch the eyes in this roguelite tactical game. RPGamer takes a look at the demo to see how deep the combat goes in matching this style.
Backloggin’ the Year is back and Sam’s ready to chat about her summer gaming adventures. Did she enjoy the titles she played or did she find herself trapped in the cycle of what to play next?
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Manafinder incorporates several mini-games to add more fun to its adventure. This pixel-art turn-based RPG from small indie developer Wolfsden makes for an engaging and highly enjoyable experience.
Potion Permit is a mashup of RPG and slice-of-life. While it’s a game with a ton of promise, its buggy launch state takes much of the shine off.
Airoheart is the latest title to take advantage of the top-down action adventure revival. However, a lack of polish and anything new limit its likely audience.
A third entry in the Voice of Cards series has arrived in short order. The Beasts of Burden adds a few new mechanics, but deals a familiar hand.
The first title of the Crossbell duology is finally landing in the west. Is it worth exploring this unique province’s stories? Signs absolutely point to yes.