Tyranny: Bastard's Wound Review
Over the years, they have gradually improved on these features while increasing their prevalence in their games. It never felt like they reached their true potential though until Tyranny came along. Although it wasn’t known for excelling in some traditional RPG areas like combat or loot, Tyranny was a landmark achievement in story, party interactions, and role-playing.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review
What The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel may lack in production values, it makes up for in the richness and depth in its unpretentious and diverse narrative. That makes following Rean and his friends during their year of study uncannily engaging entertainment. I can’t think of any better way to get acquainted with The Legend of Heroes series than this. The only thing bothering me right now is how long I have to wait for the second part!
Nights of Azure Review
Despite its early leaden pacing, Nights of Azure's story concept isn't bad. The two main characters, with their shy, budding romance and mutual dependence, have potential for an interesting arc. What surrounds them -- bland visuals, inconsistent design, sloppy localization and fast-paced but ultimately repetitive action -- makes it challenging to appreciate their relationship and story.
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.
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.
Age of Decadence
It’s hard to talk about the game’s story except in general terms because each playthrough will forge a relatively unique experience, but Age of Decadence is a welcome alternative for players a little tired of fighting mages, dragons, and orcs, having to manage an unruly party of specialists, or intimidated by the prospect of a vast open world with too much to do and not enough direction
Fallout 4 is a good game, an absolutely solid work horse of a title that will, if you let it, carry you away for hours at a time to explore its depths. At a time when titles seem to be losing content, Fallout 4 has more then you can possibly consume all at once, and its host of options mean that when you come back for a second, third, or ninth pass, the experience can actually, honestly, be something different.