Arthurian legends adaptations have to find a way to showcase something unique to stand out. The Hand of Merlin uses otherworldly sci-fi enemies, alien horror, and a killer soundtrack to provide an entertaining tactical roguelite.
A few months after the first entry landed on the Switch, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords does the same. The game is regrettably glitchy, but fans of Star Wars and RPGs will still find it worth their time.
Lured in by promises of combat and carnage in a 2D action Soulslike? Well, Watcher Chronicles delivers what it promises, but it doesn’t go far out of its way to make the experience a worthwhile one.
How much is that doggy in the wasteland? The one with the cute, curly tail? How much is that doggy in the wreckage? He blasts mutant ants without fail.
Omega Force’s Warriors series crosses over with a new property for Touken Ranbu Warriors. Anthropomorphic swords fighting in the late Sengoku period sounds like a great fit, but the diluted gameplay quickly runs thin.
Doodling during class is a favorite pastime for many students. In RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, players are introduced to the world of Cardbordia and tasked with saving the princess in this pop-up storyboard adventure.
Square Enix concludes the Pixel Remaster project with the release of Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster. Can the nostalgia hold up in this definitive version of a Super Nintendo classic?
The fourth game in Compile Heart’s Genkai Tokki series sets sail on Nintendo Switch. Though a departure from the previous two games, it manages to hold its own despite numerous gameplay changes.
Do you like doing chores? How about stamp collecting? Well, our first brush with Eiyuden Chronicle asks players to get excited about doing chores for stamps… gosh I don’t get paid enough for this.
Loot River has an enjoyably precise combat system. Can the game drift by on rewarding methodical progression or will the anchor of minimal deviation weigh it down?
Spoofs in any medium, when well done, can become instant classics. tERRORbane is an attempt to poke fun at the gaming industry and RPGs, but falls flat in doing so.
What happens when a vacant-eyed nobody picks up a magic wand from an asthmatic wizard? You get the end of the world, and no coffee with half-skim, half goat milk. How does one stop the Calamity? By hoping to get Randy’s drink order just right.
Can Triangle Strategy set a new benchmark for the tactical RPG genre? Balancing the scales of refined gameplay, new mechanics, and breathtaking visuals points to yes.
The originality of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim invades the Switch. Its extraordinary sci-fi story and its strategic battle system will now mesmerize more players.
Elden Ring is FromSoftware trying something bigger than it ever has before. In this case, bigger does mean better.
Coromon joins the roster of monster-taming RPGs with its charming retro art and puzzles. It proudly pays homage to its source of inspiration, but lacks innovative ideas to stand out.
Dark Deity is a delightful hidden gem with tons to offer strategy fans. However, does the port to Nintendo Switch fare well for the students of Brookstead Military Academy? Find out in our review.
ANNO: Mutationem is an action RPG that successfully blends 2D and 3D with its art style. Though a convoluted plot and some other annoyances hold it back, it’s a title that shows plenty of potential.
If life teaches us one lesson, it is to not take things at face value. In MegaTen games, this can take a literal new dimension when the bedrock of your reality turns to thin ice. Trust no one. But reviews? Yeah, trust those.
It’s a busy life for an alchemist. Making stuff, breaking stuff, making some more — the orders never cease to roll in. So… who ordered the sequel?