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3:15 PM on 03.20.2014

Bound By Flame is richly detailed and dark

The fantasy genre has been a staple of the gaming scene for a long time. They go hand in hand, really. Because of this, it’s common to see titles that look to similar to each and don’t necessarily distinguish them...

Alessandro Fillari

6:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Barkley 2 developers hope to release in late 2014

It's not often that you see fan games actually go anywhere beyond the initial gimmick. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the developers at Tales of Games spent the last year and a half hard at ...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 AM on 02.14.2014

Preview: South Park: The Stick of Truth is ambitious

So, where were you when South Park: The Stick of Truth was announced? This was all the way back in 2011, around the time another certain RPG title was on the minds of players. It was certainly a surprising reveal, don't you t...

Alessandro Fillari

6:00 PM on 02.05.2014

The Toymaker returns in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

The Toymaker was first introduced in Mirror of Fate, and he returns for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Dracula is looking for the Mirror of Fate, and when the Toymaker is about to present one clue pointing to the mirror he ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:05 AM on 01.30.2014

Preview: Dark Souls II

As one of the most celebrated and admired games of the last generation, the Souls series from the developers at From Software has many admirers and critics. Many swear by its uncompromising and hardcore gameplay systems and d...

Alessandro Fillari

11:00 AM on 01.30.2014

Lords of the Fallen won't be a walk in the park

A couple of weeks ago I wrote up this little story asking for CI Games to show us some real gameplay footage of Lords of the Fallen. Well, there's still no footage but at the very least I got to see the game in action earlier...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 01.28.2014

Side with Thor or Loki in Paradox's new RPG, Runemaster

Paradox is looking to make a game so ambitious you'd think they're trying to please Odin himself. Runemaster is an upcoming title from the house that made Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, and many more hit strategy games f...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 AM on 01.28.2014

You might be willing to have Conception 2's babies

Conception: Please Have My Baby was a PSP RPG we mostly posted about (kind of a lot) because of its title and baby-making conceit. It was a laugh that we nurtured. I think, anyway. We're at that point where a running joke bec...

Steven Hansen

8:00 AM on 01.23.2014

Preview: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Whenever games tied to a major license are announced, there's usually a collective grumble from fans. Titles based on movies, television, or comics usually don't end up well, as most of the time they're developing with the fo...

Alessandro Fillari

8:00 AM on 01.15.2014

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII after 30 hours

SHUT UP, Hope!  I'M TRYING TO WORK HERE! Okay, sorry. Hope is always talking in my ear. Non-stop. You'll see. Oh my God, you'll see. I'm coming off over 30 hours of nearly non-stop play of Square Enix's latest, Lightning...

Dale North

8:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is bold and uncompromising

In 2010, Konami took a chance on the obscure Spanish development studio MercurySteam to create a reboot for one of the most adored and quoted game series ever. While Castlevania: Lords of Shadow went on to become a popular se...

Alessandro Fillari

12:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Impressions: Rainbow Moon (Vita)

Strategy RPGs seem to thrive on handheld systems. While many are released on console, it often takes a port to a portable build for gamers to take notice. With a sequel already in the works, EastAsiaSoft has seen fit to port last year's Rainbow Moon from PS3 to Vita, and the experience remains mostly intact from the console version. This is both to its credit and its detriment.

Ian Bonds

7:00 AM on 11.13.2013

Child of Light: A storybook fairy tale RPG after my heart

The PS4 will be released this week without a role-playing game in its launch lineup. I'm pretty bummed about that. But being able to get my hands on a PS4 build of Ubisoft's upcoming Child of Light made me feel much better. And now that I've got a taste of what they're working on, I'll be counting the days until I can play it again. 

Dale North

4:00 PM on 10.19.2013

Learning to be bad with Blackguards

If you've ever wanted to tear across a fantasy realm with a roving band of criminal misfits, you might be able to live out your dream in Daedalic's tactical role-playing game, Blackguards. You might recall that I wasn't parti...

Fraser Brown

2:15 PM on 10.01.2013

Impressive PS4/PS3 action RPG Reborn debuted, Kickstarted

At Tokyo Game Show last month, I got an early peek at Elemental Labs' Reborn, an action RPG with a sci-fi twist that they're aiming to put on both PS3 and PS4 next year. New publisher acttil hosted an event where Elemental La...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 09.19.2013

Preview: Falling right into Pokemon X & Y

Are you a boy or a girl? My preview of Pokemon X and Y last month left me plenty excited. There was a lot to take in: Mega Evolutions, a lunatic scientist, an extra dimension. However, the demo also left something to be desir...

Steven Hansen