Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (PC)
RPG 15 May 2018
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time is an action role-playing game by Japanese studio A+ Games. The production is based on the popular franchise consisting of i.e. anime series and animated movies. The game only features a singleplayer mode, and the story campaign follows a young girl called Atsuko “Akko” Kagari, studying at an academy for witches. The protagonist and her friends have to discover the reason behind a series of strange events in the academy. The gameplay is divided into two parts. In the exploration part, you walk around the 3D world, talk to NPCs, complete quests, and develop relationships with other students. The quests resemble battle games, in which you move to the right side of the screen and fight hordes of enemies in an arcade-like system, using a wide range of attacks and spells.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (PC)
RPG 08 May 2018
A sequel to the successful RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment. The story told in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire follows the threads started in the first installment of the series. Eothas, the god of renewal and light, comes back to life and takes the form of a statue buried under the protagonist’s keep. Although the stronghold gets destroyed, the main hero survives. From now on, he or she has to pursue a new goal, which is to hunt down Eothas as well as find answers to questions that can bring chaos to the world of gods and mortals. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire takes the player to the eponymous Deadfire archipelago in the far east. In this new region you can travel not only on foot, but also by ship. While controlling your party of characters, in the classic isometric view, you get to explore different locations, complete missions of varying importance and fight with opponents met on the way. Note that the world of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire lives a life of its own, and the choices you made in the first game have consequences here too. Some changes and improvements were made to the User Interface and dialogue system as well as the visuals, which now feature dynamic weather.
It Lurks Below (PC)
A role-playing game with an open world, developed by David Brevik, who used to work on e.g. two installments in the Diablo series. Even though It Lurks Below was inspired mostly by such productions as Terraria and Minecraft, the creator added explicit RPG elements.
The Swords of Ditto (PC)
RPG 24 April 2018
An action RPG with roguelike traits, developed by independent studio One Bit Beyond. The game tells the story of brave characters trying to defeat the evil Mormo. Because the enemy has an army of beasts under his command, many heroes will fall before someone achieves the goal. The action in The Swords of Ditto is presented with an isometric perspective and the gameplay focuses on exploration and combat with encountered enemies. Although the gameplay is action-based, the combat system mostly rewards having proper equipment – in additional to traditional weapons, during the game the player can use more extraordinary items like a magic golf club. The combat potential of the character can be also increased with stickers that provide additional bonuses. It is worth mentioning that dying in the game is permanent and the legacy left by fallen heroes, like their equipment, can make the next attempt a bit easier. The game can be played alone or with another player in local cooperation mode.
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (PC)
RPG 16 April 2018
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the eighth installment of the fantasy action RPG series from Nihon Falcom. The game takes place in the same Greek mythology-inspired fantasy world as the series' previous installments. Once again we play as the warrior called Adol Christin who, after the ship he was traveling went under, ends up with the rest of the crew on the cursed island Seiren. Our hero's dreams about the mysterious girl named Dana turn out to be the key to solving the mystery of the island. As per the series' tradition, we will spend most of our time on fighting with various enemies. The game features an arcade combat system. We are accompanied by many characters with different abilities in our adventures and we can switch between them anytime we want to. Every once in a while we will also play as the titular Dana. Her parts of the game are more riddle-oriented.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (PC)
RPG 03 April 2018
A special edition of the fifth installment in the popular RPG series by Bethesda, created for VR headgear and motion controllers. The plot of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR does not differ from that in the original version of the game. The story takes place in a fantasy world, which is threatened by dragons, led by Alduin. You play as the last Dovahkiin, a human that can speak dragon language, which makes them the only one capable of stopping the oncoming apocalypse. In terms of technical aspects, the game is based on the Special Edition of the production and, compared to the original, features e.g. improved lighting, higher resolution textures, and previously unavailable visual effects. What changed most is the combat system: you aim by moving your head and attack by using motion controllers, transferring your moves onto your character.
Long Gone Days (PC)
Long Gone Days is a two-dimensional hybrid of turn-based RPG, dialogue-based visual novel and a shooter. In the dystopian version of modern Russia a sniper named Rourke discovers secrets about an operation conducted by his commanders in an underground base. The boy deserts from his unit and together with a group of friends he tries to discover the truth about the war.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (PC)
RPG 27 March 2018
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is a yet another installment in the popular jRPG series. The game tells the story of two sisters running a mysterious alchemy lab and puts a strong emphasis on this particular kind of magical arts offering elaborate crafting systems and rich choice of ingredients. Players are bound to spend much of their time on turn-based battles.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition (PC)
RPG 27 March 2018
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is a remastered version of the 2002’s bestselling RPG for PC. The project includes the vanilla game as well as the Shadows of Undrentide, Hordes of the Underdark, and Kingmaker expansions. The title enhances the graphics and retains the compatibility with older mods at the same time.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PC)
RPG 23 March 2018
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the next installment in the jRPG series developed by Level 5. Young king Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum is the game's protagonist. After our hero was banished from his own kingdom, a fellow named Roland decides to help him get his throne back. Things got much more complicated when the city of Ding Dong Dell was faced with the danger that threatens the entire world. Our heroes have no other choice than to face it. Just like in the previous game, gameplay in Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom focuses on the exploration of the game's vast world, doing many various main and side quests, recruiting new team mates, and fighting with the encountered enemies. In combat, we can switch between our party members to use their individual abilities anytime we want to. Once again Higgledies play an important role in battles. They can draw our enemies' attention and aid us in battle by giving us powers to control various elements. A new system that allows us to create our own kingdom was introduced in Ni no Kuni II. The game features colorful visuals, visibly inspired by the Ghibli animated movies.
Ash of Gods: Redemption (PC)
RPG 23 March 2018
A tactical RPG, which is the debut project of Aurum Dust. The game revolves around the adventures of characters traversing the world of Terminum - their goal is to find a way to defeat the so-called "reapers". The player talks to NPCs, fights in the turn-based combat system, and constantly makes difficult choices.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole - From Dusk Till Casa Bonita (PC)
RPG 20 March 2018
An expansion to South Park: The Fractured But Whole in which players have to face vampires. From Dusk Till Casa Bonita introduces new quests, character classes, and additional costumes.
RPG 15 March 2018
A roguelike RPG based on incredibly complex mechanics and created by My Next Games - an independent Polish developer. The player takes on the role of an adventurer who explores both mysterious and dangerous areas of the place known as the Archives. The player either fights the enemies or sneaks pass them, gathering loot and developing their character along the way. Almost every action of the player affects their character's personality and skills. For instance, drinking beer regularly leads to alcohol addiction; grabbing each and every coin we stumble upon can result in catching gold fever. Other mechanics display a similar level of complexity. Wounds fall into different categories, and each sickness needs to be cured by different means. Healing items also have different forms and quality, for example, using the worst kind of bandages can cause an infection. When it comes to combat, the game combines typical mechanics of turn-based titles with hack-and-slash elements. The Shadowborn is a two-dimensional game played from a top-down view.
Beast Quest (PC)
RPG 13 March 2018
Beast Quest is an action RPG developed by Miniclip and based on the children's fantasy novels of the same title. The game takes place in the land of Avantia and the players will have to stop an evil sorcerer who used magic to make Avantia's various beasts go feral. The game is shown from a third-person perspective. Exploration and fighting are the gameplay's core elements. Battles take place in real-time. They key to winning them is to attack, parry, or block at the right moment. We will have to face both numerous weaker creatures and enormous bosses. During our adventures, we gather experience and level up, and increase our fighting strength by upgrading or finding new pieces of equipment.
Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition (PC)
RPG 06 March 2018
The complete edition of Final Fantasy XV - it contains all the expansion packs and improvements introduced into the game within a year and a half since the release of the original version. The game is characterized by an exceptionally fast-paced and arcady combat system, as well as by an interesting world - Final Fantasy XV combines typical fantasy with science fiction; the in-game locations or character designs were evidently inspired by present-day times.
Heroes of Hammerwatch (PC)
RPG 01 March 2018
Heroes of Hammerwatch is an action role-playing game with hack'n'slash elements. The game is set in a fantasy world, where you explore a tower full of monsters and traps. There are seven characters to choose from and the gameplay is mostly combat-oriented. Between adventures, you return to the nearby town, where you can construct buildings that help you unlock useful upgrades, items, and bonuses.
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online (PC)
RPG 28 February 2018
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online is a spin-off of the Cyberdimension Neptunia series developed by Compile Heart. Once again, the players take part in the adventures of four goddesses that represent various gaming consoles. This time Vert (Xbox), Blanc (Nintendo), Neptune (SEGA), an Noire (PlayStation) test an unfinished MMOPRG. Beating all challenges will give our heroes the possibility of finding the creator of the game and gaining his help in fighting the Demon King. Gameplay in Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online is based on the series' characteristic scheme. Exploration, completing of main and side quests, collecting more powerful equipment, developing our characters, and fighting with our enemies are the game's core elements. Unlike in the series' main games, fights in Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online are played out in real-time. We can play the game alone or with three friends in co-op. If we choose the second option, we control only one of the goddesses, the rest is controlled by the game's A.I.
An MMORPG featuring manga-style art, which is the debut of Lion Games - a Korean developer. The player is taken to Cloudrealm - a town abandoned by humans and ruled by hordes of demons. The players take on the roles of teenagers, the titular Soul Workers who stand up to the enemy from hell. They have to discover the causes behind Cloudrealm's collapse and reverse the effects of the catastrophe. The experience focuses on fighting demons, and the actual gameplay resembles a typical Asian arcade hack'n'slash game. The player-controlled fighter belongs to one of the four character classes, and a significant part of the gameplay focuses on cooperating with others in order to complete subsequent story quests, as well as to defeat more and more powerful enemies. The special character cards are also useful in combat, as one makes use of them in a way similar to standard character skills, and the player receives them as prizes for completing assignments.
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (PC)
RPG 23 February 2018
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is an action RPG developed by Dimps Corporation and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is based on the Sword Art Online franchise, which comprises youth novels, manga series, anime series, and a full-length animated movie. The game takes players to a near future and allows one to assume the role of a player, who spends his time playing a Virtual Reality MMORPG called Gun Gale Online. Players observe the action from the third-person perspective and the gameplay revolves around exploring the world, developing the character, and most importantly, combat. Battles exhibit an arcade nature and require a player to use a wide variety of firearms. Apart from the story campaign, the developers have implemented into their game a multiplayer mode, in which players can compete against others in team deathmatches or engage in the cooperative mode, in which they combine their forces to fight even more powerful bosses.
Ambition of the Slimes (PC)
RPG 16 February 2018
A tactical Japanese turn-based role-playing game with surprising plot. The game was developed by Altair Works. The player leads an uprising of slimes that usually serve as a cannon fodder in jRPGs. Decimated creatures discovered that they can control human bodies and they intend to take advantage of this ability. The gameplay in Ambition of the Slimes focuses on turn-based battles that take place on a tactical map. The fights are strongly unusual due to the abilities of the slimes. The control over human warriors can work in various ways – some slimes increase the statistics of bodies they control, other are able to teleport or take over even the strongest foes. This makes the battles very varied and frequently requiring.