RPG Reviews

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Small Saga Review

I really enjoyed my short but sweet time with Small Saga, of about seven hours, with my only disappointment being the lack of any difficulty without having to intentionally handicap myself. It’s a great little game filled with nice visuals, and mostly funny writing.

by Paige Chamberlain on 30 November, 2023

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Silent Hope Review

Silent Hope is a charming, short action RPG that will scratch the itch of those looking for a low stakes, loot-based hack-n-slash.

by Nathan Lee on 27 November, 2023

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In Stars and Time Review

In Stars and Time Review is a thought-provoking RPG about life and family. What if you could spend the rest of eternity with your friends? What if you could spend the rest of eternity with your friends? What if you could spend the rest of eternity —

by Junior Miyai on 20 November, 2023

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Super Mario RPG Review

This brand new remake of the 1996 classic recaptures a lot of what made the original game great while infusing it with modern updates that will be great for new players but may turn off fans of the original.

by Scott White on 15 November, 2023

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Persona 5 Tactica Review

Persona 5 Tactica delivers a solid tactical RPG, that lands just shy of greatness

by James Galizio on 14 November, 2023

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Tales of Arise - Beyond The Dawn Review

Tales of Arise - Beyond The Dawn is conceptually an interesting epilogue, but stale questing and trite plotting leave me apathetic to this unexpected expansion.

by Adam Vitale on 08 November, 2023

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Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Review

Although a solid entry, this title serves as an intermediary of Kiryu's actions between Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Like A Dragon so its endpoint is inherently predictable and as enjoyable as it is, the narrative is relatively thin in exchange for a wealth of side content to pad it out.

by Josh Torres on 06 November, 2023

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Star Ocean The Second Story R Review

Star Ocean: The Second Story R has brought a cult classic into a new era. It’s been thoughtfully retooled, but it’s still packed with all the heart and soul of the original. Graphically, it’s gorgeous, and the new quests and features range from fair to fabulous. It’s one of my favorite video games in even finer form.

by Quinton O'Connor on 01 November, 2023

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Little Goody Two Shoes Review

Just in time for Halloween, Little Goody Two Shoes takes players on a macabre jaunt through a not-so-friendly forest.

by Paul Shkreli on 30 October, 2023

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Front Mission 2: Remake Review

A rough localization and some familiarly frustrating RNG-related issues bog it down, but Front Mission 2: Remake is probably worth the headaches overall.

by Quinton O'Connor on 25 October, 2023

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Dark Envoy Review

While Dark Envoy has some interesting class and skill systems, this CRPG's tedious encounter design, forgettable characters, sluggish narrative, and bevy of performance issues make it a difficult game to recommend.

by Adam Vitale on 23 October, 2023

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Crymachina Review

Despite the narrative not fully coming together in the end, as well as some repetitive gameplay structure, Crymachina manages to be a compelling RPG. Regardless of its uneven nature and short duration, I think it may leave a lasting impression on me - at least a little bit.

by Adam Vitale on 20 October, 2023

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World of Horror Review

This turn-based horror RPG took its sweet time to full release, but it was well worth it with an addictive gameplay loop, a compelling battle system, and a stunningly beautiful visual aesthetic.

by Josh Torres on 18 October, 2023

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Detective Pikachu Returns Review

The case of Detective Pikachu has never been fully closed, but now Detective Pikachu Returns, this time to the Nintendo Switch. I enjoyed my time with Detective Pikachu Returns, nonetheless, Detective Pikachu Returns just isn’t a very good game.

by Paige Chamberlain on 18 October, 2023

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Lords of the Fallen Review

Lords of the Fallen has a well-crafted world, interesting stories, cool bosses, and plenty of player customization on offer. However, a frustrating dual-world mechanic holds back this RPG from achieving excellence.

by Junior Miyai on 12 October, 2023

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Long Gone Days Review

Long Gone Days is a project that’s been in the works for many years. With grating hand holding, but a decent story and grounded characters, Long Gone Days is a good choice for those interested in a narrative-focused RPG.

by Paige Chamberlain on 11 October, 2023

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Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Review

While this remaster might not be to the quality that the Baten Kaitos series deserves, it still is a lovely way to play and revisit these classics after so long.

by Scott White on 29 September, 2023

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Fate/Samurai Remnant Review

Fate/Samurai Remnant takes advantage of a new, grounded setting, a fresh cast of characters, and a gripping narrative to serve as both an approachable gateway to Fate for newbies and a potent fan service vehicle for veterans.

by Josh Tolentino on 28 September, 2023

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Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Review

A disappointing game adaptation for one of the best Dragon Quest spin-off series that possesses major structural and gameplay shortcomings.

by Josh Torres on 27 September, 2023

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Everhood Eternity Edition Review

Everhood just wasn’t as thought-provoking as the subtitle “An Ineffable Tale of the Inexpressible Divine Moments of Truth” might suggest. While I found some enjoyment in the later part of the game, it didn’t hit all the right notes for me.

by Paige Chamberlain on 27 September, 2023

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Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless Review

If you liked previous Disgaea games — grinding your levels up to max, performing increasingly higher damaging attacks, and seeing a mass of numbers fill your screen — Disgaea 7 continues that trend and amplifies it further.

by Junior Miyai on 26 September, 2023

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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Review

Phantom Liberty itself is an all-time great expansion, taking all of the best elements of Cyberpunk 2077 and cranking them all up to eleven.

by Alex Donaldson on 20 September, 2023

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Rune Factory 3 Special Review

Rune Factory 3 Special brings a fan favourite entry into the modern era relatively untouched, for better or worse.

by Nathan Lee on 17 September, 2023

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The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails Review

The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails invokes a feeling of an earlier era of Falcom in some of the best ways. With a charming presentation and commendable gameplay, this is a satisfying game and an easy recommendation to anyone looking for a light-hearted action RPG romp.

by Adam Vitale on 15 September, 2023

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Lies of P Review

Despite its unique weapon system and generally friendlier structuring, Lies of P hews a little too closely to its inspirations to rise above feeling like something of an also-ran. But even also-rans can be polished, attractive, and exciting experiences in their own right.

by Josh Tolentino on 13 September, 2023

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