8-Bit Adventures 2 – RPG Review

The 8-bit era wasn’t really the most timeless era for RPGs. As good as those games were, they were limited by the hardware they ran on. It was more seen as the launching point for classic franchises and gameplay mechanics that we still see today. Indie games nowadays don’t have the same hindrances as the … Continue reading 8-Bit Adventures 2 – RPG Review

Shadows Over Loathing – RPG Review

There is plenty to be normally expected when a game studio plans to launch its game. There is usually a marketing strategy involving trailers, demos and other promotions to build up anticipation for a launch. This is all usually planned out carefully to maximize sales potential and profit. I use terms like ‘usually’ and ‘normally’ … Continue reading Shadows Over Loathing – RPG Review

Chrono Trigger – RPG Review

It’s weird for me to think of any game, or rather any creative work as a masterpiece. There is usually some noticeable flaw in a work that detracts from even the best experiences. Games are certainly no exception. They have obvious flaws, but while they can be considered clear negatives, they have far more positive … Continue reading Chrono Trigger – RPG Review

West of Loathing – RPG Review

There is a lot that can make an indie game stand out. It can be tackling an underrepresented genre that is scarcely seen in more mainstream games. It can be having a unique art style that makes the look and feel of the game stand out among others. West of Loathing does that and more. … Continue reading West of Loathing – RPG Review

Jack Move – RPG Review

There are a lot of norms that have become more and more common with RPGs. These help to establish structure and guidance for how a game is built. These norms are usually built from years and years of tradition, as well as plenty of trial and error. It isn't necessary to adhere to norms and … Continue reading Jack Move – RPG Review

Paladin’s Quest – RPG Review

There are plenty of trends that become common in video games to varying degrees. Every few years there is one that becomes more popular than it should for no particular reason. During the Super Nintendo Era, that trend was paladins. Between being popular in Dungeons and Dragons and a central focus of Final Fantasy IV, … Continue reading Paladin’s Quest – RPG Review

Octopath Traveler – RPG Review

Plenty of RPGs are centered around an epic plot. It can revolve around defeating a grand villain, saving the world from disaster, or a combination of both. There can also be lesser stories interjected within the plot, but they tend to be side stories that are optional. Octopath Traveler takes the kind of stories that … Continue reading Octopath Traveler – RPG Review

Ikenfell – RPG Review

Diversity is sometimes a forgotten topic in the world of video games. For many years, developers struggled to simply to push the limits of the medium in terms of graphics and gameplay. That push is still going on today, but not throughout the entirety of the gaming industry. For the smaller studios, they tend to … Continue reading Ikenfell – RPG Review

Lufia & the Fortress of Doom – RPG Review

The chronology of RPGs has always been strange. It is not common to see an RPG in the same franchise serve as a direct sequel to another game. Usually, games in the same RPG series will take place in the same universe, have similar enemies, spells and weapons, but be their own standalone stories. Lufia … Continue reading Lufia & the Fortress of Doom – RPG Review