Trails of Cold Steel III

Contrary to popular belief with jrpg developers, pacing is important, doubly so in the first five hours of any game. I have to give them credit though, they stuffed about as much anime cliché into those first five hours as the lovechild of Naruto and Gundamball Z. Upon first impressions, I was inclined to call…

Sin Slayers

There are few combinations of words that whet my appetite more than grimdark roguelike RPG. Sin Slayers, developed by Goonswarm, claims to be such a game so I decided to take it for a run and see if the title is as advertised. The game reminds me a lot of Darkest Dungeon, but has enough…

Super Neptunia RPG

Parody is one of the easiest forms of comedy to understand. You take an existing cliché, trope or caricature and make a satiric mockery of it. With the amount of redundancy in the video game industry, the Neptunia series has lots of material to work with, which leads me to the question of why it…

Fade to Silence

Fade to Silence is a survival-RPG developed by Black Forest Games. It immerses gamers into a post-apocalyptic frozen tundra where resources are scarce, and horror awaits. The journey begins with Ash: The Leader. You can consider Ash to be somewhat of a Rick Grimes from AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead.” It’s simple, the camp…

Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark

As someone who ranks Final Fantasy Tactics as the best game on the PSX, and loves the turn based strategy RPG genre, there’ve been only a few games to be happy about in the decades since. I don’t think I’ll see another one of that classic style that can truly compare, but at least I’ve…

Path of Exile

There have been many ARPGs ported from PC to consoles over the years and with my love of the Diablo series I have tried most of them in one form or another. Torchlight 1 & 2, Titan Quest, Marvel Heroes, you name it I’ve probably tried it. However one that never really sparked more than…

Sword and Fairy 6

Final Fantasy XIII ended up being one of those love it or hate it games, changing up many aspects of the series that had been fairly recognizable at least up until X-2. While we’ve seen indie studios attempt to replicate just about every sort of Square Enix game under the sun in recent years, several…