turn based rpg

Swords & Souls: Neverseen Review

Making its way to PC after starting life as a web-based Flash game, Swords & Souls: Neverseen is a simple but enjoyable RPG that is modest in both its demands and accomplishments. It has a little more depth than might be apparent at first blush, but its gameplay loop doesn’t evolve much over the course of the game.

Swords & Souls: Neverseen Review

Super Neptunia RPG Review

Brace yourself for almost immediate disappointment. The platforming, combat and quests have all been done much better by many other games and while the game references are cute and marginally unexpected, they aren’t enough to balance the scales in Super Neptunia RPG’s favor.

Super Neptunia RPG Review

Operencia: The Stolen Sun Review

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a turn-based fantasy RPG that exists in what is becoming an ever-emptier niche: budget games that hide their limitations and make up for their modest production values with reasonable, attainable ambitions and high-quality follow through.

Operencia: The Stolen Sun Review

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Overall, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG with some novel concepts attached to it. Still, the magic wears thin pretty fast as there is not much strategy and variation involved in the combat, while side quests are mostly glorified fetch jobs.

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Review

While it only stretches back fourteen years and not nearly sixty, it seems like the Dragon Quest franchise has been around forever, becoming not only a national cultural touchstone in Japan, but exerting a huge influence on RPG design in the west as well.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Review

The Bard's Tale Trilogy Remastered Review

Whether as history lesson, exercise in nostalgia, or appetizer to the upcoming fourth entry to the series, The Bard's Tale Trilogy remains engaging. It requires a lot of patience and attention to detail and a special love of character micromanagement and, although the rerelease is more colorful than the original, the graphics and core gameplay are still rooted in the limitations of 1980s technology.

The Bard's Tale Trilogy Remastered Review

Empyre: Lords of the Sea Review

It's unfortunately easy to focus on what's lacking about Empyre, but the game's premise and setting are sufficiently original, and its combat is engaging enough to warrant a look. Perhaps given a larger team and a longer development process, some of the empty spaces could have been filled in.

Empyre: Lords of the Sea Review

Earthlock: Festival of Magic Review

In the end, while the story is regrettably un-memorable and fairly lacking, the game play makes up for it with several clever, strategic spins on time-tested game play mechanics. Back that up with solid graphics and audio and you have yourself an old-school RPG that should scratch that itch you've been having.

Earthlock: Festival of Magic Review

The Huntsman: Winter's Curse Review

There is a lot to love, but little of it tends to taste good when your completion is obstructed by a problem that should not have existed if the developers just put a bit more time into making sure it was ready for release. By no means do I intend to say this game is bad, but if you do decide to play the game, you know what to expect.

The Huntsman: Winter's Curse Review