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.
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This week’s RPGamer content features a quartet of reviews, including Tales of Arise and NEO: The World Ends with You, plus a couple of Backloggin’ updates. Meanwhile, a new PlayStation Showcase provided several of this week’s biggest RPG news stories.
Publisher eastasiasoft released a new trailer for Xuan Yuan Sword VII ahead of its console release this month. The minute-long video focuses on the game’s action combat.
All in! Games and Dreamplant Studio’s action roguelite Arboria has been fully released. The game spent a little over a year in Early Access.
Ryan Radcliff and his retro Backloggin’ report return to detail the second four month stint of the yearly progress. The Random Retro RPG Wheel has produced countless memories, both fond and embarrassing.
Chris says the quiet things out loud, and challenges Anna Marie to play a gacha game without spending money. Kelley gets distracted by a three-headed monkey, while Josh ponders why the ten rings sounds like Jarvis.
On today’s Backtrack, we talk about the finer points of exterminating deities in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. Join us along with guests Anna, Cassandra, and David while we take a deep dive into Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.
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.
2K Games and Gearbox Software showed off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands during this week’s PlayStation Showcase, announcing a March release date in the process. The Borderlands spin-off promises a slightly different tabletop adventure.
Tales fans have a brand new title to sink their teeth into. Tales of Arise is available now, with its release accompanied by a new launch trailer.
Japanese developer CharacterBank showed new footage of VR RPG Ruins Magus. The game recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Onion Games is bringing Moon: Remix RPG Adventure to more platforms. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions will join the forthcoming PC version of the game, which released for Nintendo Switch last year.
Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja’s Nioh series is now available to purchase on the Epic Games Store. Those who jump on early can get the first game for free.
The PlayStation Showcase started with a surprise. Lucasfilm Games and Aspyr Media are remaking BioWare’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Square Enix and Luminous Productions showed off some more of action RPG Forspoken. The game will take Frey from New York City to the fantasy world of Athia in the spring of next year.
Shift Up’s Project Eve put an appearance during the PlayStation Showcase. A release date is not yet known, but the developer provided more footage and details for the action RPG.
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.
Some of the main minds behind Drakengard and NieR, including Yoko Taro, are working on a new project. Square Enix provided the first teaser for that project, which looks to draw from tabletop RPGs and cards.
Idea Factory International revealed dates for Neptunia and Senran Kagura’s Ninja Wars. The crossover will hit PS4 in North America and Europe at the end of next month.