Soulstice brings a brand new IP to the action RPG landscape that offers a robust and challenging combat experience. Fans of the genre can look forward to a lengthy campaign with a good deal of replayability for perfectionists.
Ocean Drive Studio made its debut this year with tactical RPG Lost Eidolons. Strong gameplay demonstrates plenty of promise for future titles, despite a few missteps.
Asterigos: Curse of the Stars is a hidden indie gem from Acme Gamestudio that balances tough combat with great accessibility. While pacing issues and visual shortcomings exist, there’s a wonderful world waiting to be explored.
Tactics Ogre has a legacy, and it’s being rereleased in a definitive form with Tactics Ogre: Reborn. In our review, Sam Wachter shares her experience waging war across Valeria.
Can magical girls, Eldritchian horrors, and William Shakespeare all blend together seamlessly? Zeboyd Games gives it a go in their newest RPG, This Way Madness Lies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jack Move is a cyberpunk RPG that is reminiscent of pixel JRPGs and the ’80s. While its short adventure and soundscape are enjoyable, a clichéd story fails to stand out.
Exploring connections and dealing with gut-punching disasters are at the core I Was a Teenage Exocolonist experience. This card-based narrative adventure brings emotion in spades as it tells a touching story about life.
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn claims to provide an open-world sandbox of vehicular mayhem. Unfortunately, technical problems and confounding gameplay changes undermine the campy charm of this post-apocalyptic series.
Ska Studios returns with its follow-up to action RPG Salt and Sanctuary. Though the game largely treads familiar ground, it features an unnecessary innovation that feels shoehorned in.
Monolith Soft returns with another title in the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 certainly doesn’t disappoint as the studio takes full advance of both its ambition and maturity.