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Labyrinth of Galleria is poised to be one of 2023's best RPGs
Labyrinth of Galleria is poised to be one of 2023's best RPGs

Check out Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society's opening moments, and our thoughts on the upcoming localization

preview by James Galizio on 18 January, 2023

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a "Masocore" title for everyone
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is a "Masocore" title for everyone

Between breakneck pacing, and appreciated Quality-of-Life features, Wo Long's opening hours make it feel suited for anyone new to the genre.

preview by James Galizio on 17 January, 2023

Fire Emblem Engage feels more like the older titles, even with a lot of fluff - preview
Fire Emblem Engage feels more like the older titles, even with a lot of fluff - preview

With strong core mechanics that are reminiscent of older Fire Emblem titles makes Fire Emblem Engage a potentially strong entry but adds in a lot fluff systems that bloats the overall products.

preview by Scott White on 09 January, 2023

I played One Piece Odyssey on a boat
I played One Piece Odyssey on a boat

One Piece's latest video game offering is quite a departure, one that has potential.

preview by Cullen Black on 12 December, 2022

Forspoken’s demo showcases combat with deep potential, but poor tutorials do it no favors
Forspoken’s demo showcases combat with deep potential, but poor tutorials do it no favors

There's a lot that's not ideal about Forspoken, but there's also a lot it has to get excited about.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 10 December, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures is digging up fortune and fun - Preview
Dragon Quest Treasures is digging up fortune and fun - Preview

In a long line of Dragon Quest spinoff titles, Dragon Quest Treasures will be the latest. The name of the game is collecting treasure, but to do that you’ll also collect monsters.

preview by Paige Chamberlain on 05 December, 2022

Wild Hearts feels primed to offer Monster Hunter its first real competition
Wild Hearts feels primed to offer Monster Hunter its first real competition

EA and Koei Tecmo's upcoming Hunting Action RPG feels like it's shaping up to be a confident take on the genre, and a real competitor to Capcom's behemoth franchise

preview by James Galizio on 10 October, 2022

Gotham Knights sets up a promising Arkham series Action RPG, despite it being hard to see the finish line
Gotham Knights sets up a promising Arkham series Action RPG, despite it being hard to see the finish line

Lingering issues aside, it's hard to not feel some excitement for what Gotham Knights' full package might offer players after having a chance to check out the game for ourselves.

preview by James Galizio on 05 October, 2022

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty isn't shaping up to be a Nioh 3, and it's all the better for it
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty isn't shaping up to be a Nioh 3, and it's all the better for it

Team Ninja's latest go at the "masocore" genre feels like it has more in common with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice than their own Nioh, and that's not a bad thing

preview by James Galizio on 26 September, 2022

Harvestella has turnip with potential - Demo Impressions
Harvestella has turnip with potential - Demo Impressions

Harvestella’s demo gave me a good taste for the life simulation RPG, and I’m ready to take some more bites.

preview by Paige Chamberlain on 23 September, 2022

Stray Blade feels like a sword still in need of some honing
Stray Blade feels like a sword still in need of some honing

While filled with a number of interesting ideas, it feels like Stray Blade hasn't quite come together yet

preview by James Galizio on 21 September, 2022

Miasma Chronicles looks to be a promising upcoming Tactical RPG
Miasma Chronicles looks to be a promising upcoming Tactical RPG

During a session with 505 Games, we got our hands-on with The Bearded Ladies' upcoming Miasma Chronicles

preview by James Galizio on 19 September, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures might just be 2022's hidden RPG treasure
Dragon Quest Treasures might just be 2022's hidden RPG treasure

Among a packed year for RPGs on the Switch, Dragon Quest Treasures feels like a sleeper hit in the making

preview by James Galizio on 15 September, 2022

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is shaping up to be a perfect remaster
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is shaping up to be a perfect remaster

Revisiting Zack Fair's journey has never been more exciting.

preview by James Galizio on 15 September, 2022

Star Ocean: The Divine Force feels like a gem in the rough
Star Ocean: The Divine Force feels like a gem in the rough

Despite a few technical hiccups, Star Ocean has never felt quite so ambitious.

preview by James Galizio on 15 September, 2022

NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition is one of the most impressive Nintendo Switch ports I've played
NieR Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition is one of the most impressive Nintendo Switch ports I've played

NieR Automata's upcoming Switch conversion might just be the best port to the system yet

preview by James Galizio on 15 September, 2022

Playing through the Valkyrie Elysium demo was a lot of fun and it's mostly thanks to its Soul Chain grappling hook
Playing through the Valkyrie Elysium demo was a lot of fun and it's mostly thanks to its Soul Chain grappling hook

Despite my concerns from its initial announcement trailer, playing Valkyrie Elysium was a lot more fun than I expected.

preview by Josh Torres on 14 September, 2022

Lost Eidolons is a difficult but deep tactical RPG that will appeal to Fire Emblem fans - hands-on
Lost Eidolons is a difficult but deep tactical RPG that will appeal to Fire Emblem fans - hands-on

Lost Eidolons looks to prove itself in the crowd of tactical RPGs with its deep gameplay and higher difficulty and makes a strong case for why you should play it.

preview by Scott White on 13 September, 2022

The System Shock Remake is finally on the horizon and it can't come too soon - PAX West hands-on
The System Shock Remake is finally on the horizon and it can't come too soon - PAX West hands-on

Initially Kickstarted back in 2016, after a rocky development this remake of the first System Shock, one of the progenitors of the immersive genre, is almost here, and fans new and old should be excited.

preview by Scott White on 13 September, 2022

Arcadian Atlas looks to be a faithful homage to Final Fantasy Tactics - hands-on
Arcadian Atlas looks to be a faithful homage to Final Fantasy Tactics - hands-on

Initially a successful Kickstarter back in 2016, Arcadian Atlas had a impressive showing at this year's PAX West, showcasing great sprite work and systems that harken back to the genre's greats.

preview by Scott White on 13 September, 2022

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Hands-on Preview: An Exhaustive Analysis of its Opening Hours
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Hands-on Preview: An Exhaustive Analysis of its Opening Hours

We take a deep dive into the first chapter of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and learned a ton about Monolith Soft's next massive RPG.

preview by Josh Torres on 07 July, 2022

Live A Live's unique style and structure makes this classic RPG timeless  - Preview
Live A Live's unique style and structure makes this classic RPG timeless - Preview

Although Live a Live is a retro classic RPG, its multiple protagonists and time periods keep it fresh to new audiences.

preview by Paige Chamberlain on 06 July, 2022

Marvel's Midnight Suns Preview - Firaxis brings their strategy pedigree to the Marvel Universe and sticks the hero landing
Marvel's Midnight Suns Preview - Firaxis brings their strategy pedigree to the Marvel Universe and sticks the hero landing

We checked out out the first five hours of Firaxis' upcoming strategy RPG; we got to try out its card-based combat, explore the Abbey Hub world, and much more!

preview by Scott White on 09 June, 2022

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is the full package - Preview
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes is the full package - Preview

With a likeable new character and interesting twist on Three Houses, this spinoff is shaping up to be promising.

preview by Cullen Black on 08 June, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Impressions
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Impressions

Faster-paced, streamlined, and with a slew of new and returning monsters - Sunbreak is shaping up to be an excellent expansion.

preview by James Galizio on 02 June, 2022

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