Dandy Dungeon, as becomes apparent almost immediately after starting it up, is an odd duck. With mobile design trappings, puzzle-based dungeon-crawling, and repetitive grinding, it certainly has a tall mountain to climb.
Trails of Cold Steel is and remains a decidedly must-play title for anyone with a love of rich, masterfully crafted worlds. Being released on modern hardware just gives even more gamers an opportunity to enroll at Erebonia’s Thors Military Academy.
Mable & The Wood is a 2D side-scrolling RPG with some truly unique game play mechanics. Wield your unwieldy and excessively cumbersome sword to slay beasts and add their abilities to your arsenal. Use them to save the dying world, or potentially destroy it.
Utawarerumono Zan sees Tamsoft and Aquaplus attempt to add some Musou to the series. It’s an idea that has worked for others, and RPGamer discovers whether that is the case here.
Gemdrops’ Crystar puts players in the role of Rei Hatada, a young girl fighting through Purgatory to rescue her sister. RPGamer examines whether the game is able to break out, or finds itself stuck in limbo.
The Marvel Ultimate Alliance series returns and harkens to superhero action RPG era of years past. Is the third, and most exclusive entry in the series a triumphant revival?
Three houses stand together, but when they fall apart, sides must be taken. Will the long awaited return to consoles for the Fire Emblem series be worth the wait?
Most of the time, sending a dog to fight armed soldiers is considered animal cruelty. Wargroove is an exception to that rule, and it manages to do quite a few other things also.
Record of Agarest War: Mariage is ready to walk down the aisle with some lucky RPGamer. Is this marriage of traditional turn-based gameplay with new girls to woo a happy coupling or does it end in tears?
As players attempt to overcome not one but two catastrophes, Final Fantasy XIV takes them to a brand new world. With Shadowbringers offering the best experience so far, The First seems an appropriate name for that world in more ways than one.
Citizens of Space brings quite a bit to the table, offering players an impressive variety of systems with which to engage, and turn-based combat with many unique ideas and a myriad of options. It takes risks in opting for a humor-driven story rather than a more traditional one, but do these risks pay off?
Devious Dungeon 2 provides a short rogue-lite experience without the permadeath. While it’s fairly enjoyable in short bursts, there’s not much reason to go back to it after one playthrough.
Dragon Quest Builders gleaned a lot from Minecraft, but the sequel Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes the offshoot series to a whole new level. Do the new additions and improvements make this a worthy successor?
Atelier Lulua is the fourth visit to Arland in the long-running Atelier series’ history. Was a return trip years after the last Arland title worth making?
Breath of the Wild took The Legend of Zelda to new horizons. Cadence of Hyrule, interestingly, takes the series simultaneously into wholly uncharted territory as well as way back to its roots. Can this old Bokoblin still learn new tricks?
Throwback RPGs aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But with a Nintendo Switch port having been released, is Shadows of Adam worthy of genre enthusiasts’ time?
While Kiryu may no longer be roaming the seedy streets of Kamurocho, that doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Judgment explores the familiar red-light district through a detective’s eyes, but do the new mechanics merge well with the familiar brawler gameplay?
The 3DS isn’t finished quite yet, even though Persona Q2 may be its last major release. There may never be another opportunity to learn what happens when Yukiko and Ryuji team up in a fight, so be sure to take advantage.
Braveland Trilogy swears vengeance, flings spells, and shouts ‘Yarr!’ on the Nintendo Switch, but is this trio of throwback games worth your hard-earned gold?
With an engaging battle system, deeply customizable job system, and beautiful visuals and graphics, Octopath Traveler has a lot of wonderful parts. Does the total game exceed the sum of those parts or somehow fall short?