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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A tale as old as time, a turn-based tactical RPG with more hits than misses. Wildermyth’s great combat ideas do outweigh some story pacing issues and is worth a look.
The full release of action roguelite Dreamscaper is finally here. Afterburner Studios has cultivated a strong gameplay loop that grabs players with its melancholic but immersive atmosphere.
Somebody’s up to no good at Chernobyl and its time to figure out what. Chernobylite is a survival RPG with a few cool ideas and some less interesting ones too.
Scarlet Nexus sees players joining future humanity’s forces and using special powers to fight against the monstrous Others. For a new IP, Bandai Namco has a winner on its hands.
RPGamer hits the links with the release of Mario Golf: Super Rush. Tight golf mechanics are frustrated by a tacked-on adventure mode.
What happens when all of the color in the world has been removed? Has the world lost its hope and joy? In Chicory: A Colorful Tale it’s up to a sweet lil’ pup to use her magical paintbrush and restore beautiful color into the world. Bust out your paints, colored pencils, and relax your way through one of the kindest games on the market.
Commander Shepard’s tale gets another opportunity to be told. Though Mass Effect 2’s clunky combat and the presence of old glitches hold it back a bit, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a great remaster of the original trilogy.
Tainted Grail: Conquest is a roguelite deckbuilder that combines its gameplay loop with a multi-layered story. The slow and steady approach wins out and makes the game well worth a look.