PC Action RPG

Children of Morta Review

While Children of Morta stays pretty solidly in the tradition of recent RPG/roguelikes, its packaging — graphics, design, story and characters — elevate it above the pack and players who have grown weary of the genre will find it refreshing.

Children of Morta Review

Remnant: From the Ashes Review

In addition to a swarm of pre-release bugs that will hopefully be patched at launch, Remnant: From the Ashes’ biggest misstep is that it sometimes mistakes unrelenting quantity of challenge for a persistent quality of fun.

Remnant: From the Ashes Review

Vambrace: Cold Soul Review

Too much in the game depends on random checks on everything with not enough variables or interactions on the player’s side, giving you always a bad hand. It feels like you’re preparing for an arm-wrestling contest but someone breaks your wrist before that.

Vambrace: Cold Soul Review

Fate/EXTELLA LINK Review

Despite the general low budget feel and repetitive gameplay, I enjoyed my time with Fate/Extella Link. The game provides a solid, streamlined experience worth playing for fans of the series.

Fate/EXTELLA LINK Review

CrossCode Review

CrossCode is the very definition of a passion project as it was painstakingly developed over a span of seven years, and it really shows. The game is filled to the brim with content, including a lengthy story campaign, diverse enemy designs, and many side quests. It really has a lot of bang for your buck.

CrossCode Review

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Review

Scarlet Curiosity is the video game equivalent of comfort food. It is an experience with little substance, but I still wholeheartedly enjoyed it.

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Review

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan

Nimble gameplay, luscious aesthetic values, wise storytelling and truly understanding the principles of its genre make Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan a breath of fresh air amidst Western games with often are marred by needless drudgery. Quite an achievement for a 2D side-scrolling action-RPG with a very modest price tag coming from an untapped territory in the world of gaming.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan

Dying Light: The Following

If you skipped the original, now is a great time to drop in and see what you missed, and The Following adds dozens of hours of new missions and things to do outside the city.

Dying Light: The Following

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen

Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen should be played by every fan of action RPGs. There’s much to do and discover, and from exploration to character interactions to the exciting combat, everything is fun and genuinely interesting. It looks great, it sounds great -- the musical score is outstanding -- and refreshes the genre with some innovative ideas and masterful variations on old ones.

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen

Forge Quest

All in all, I found it to be a rather fun game, Though that's not to say it wasn't rough around the edges in spots. With plenty of loot to grab, a nice variety of weapons, big bosses, scaling difficulties, and the ability to craft powerful gear, I'd definitely say it would be worth looking into for fans of the genre.

Forge Quest

Transistor

Transistor isn’t perfect, there are issues with the combat system and sometimes the art gets in the way of the combat itself but that isn’t enough to deter this masterful execution of storytelling. Supergiant Games is quickly becoming a studio that can regularly tell a great story without having to compromise with cheap thrills and predictable plot threads. Subtlety is Transistor’s greatest strength and it uses it well in both its story and its combat at times.

Transistor

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II

Van Helsing II is very much the same game as its predecessor, just with “more.” While still as fun as the first, there's a lack of actual overall progress, just a reshuffling of used ideas. Given the ending, it's assured that we'll see a third game. Hopefully “more” becomes better before The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing becomes just another monster amidst the fray.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II

Rogue Legacy

Rogue Legacy bridges the gap between the old classics of the SNES days and newer indie titles of this generation. Its old-school graphical look and amazing soundtrack mesh with its clever gameplay concepts to create something truly unique. While boss battles can create a bit of a grind and the occasional glitch is fairly noticeable, I truly enjoyed my time with Rogue Legacy. Its fluid mix of combat, platforming, and smart humor made me enjoy each of my 100+ run throughs just as much as any other. After spending nearly 20 hours with the game I can honestly say I’d love to jump right back in, if only to conquer the castle just once more.

Rogue Legacy