Strategy RPG Genre Game Reviews

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Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga Review

Strategy RPGs are a fascinating sub-genre that I truly wish are more popular than they are. The likes of Fire Emblem have certainly attributed much to the style and presentation, but for every…

June 27, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2 Review

Its been a while, but we’re finally getting our hands on Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2, another compilation of classic NIS titles bundled together and prettied up for a modern audience. The…

May 9, 2022 | 10:30 EDT

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Trigon: Space Story Review

Despite what mankind has achieved in terms of science, space still remains the final frontier. We may be still quite a ways from manned deep-space expeditions but we'll still keep fantasizing about…

May 2, 2022 | 11:30 EDT


Castle Morihisa Review

With my Voodoo Paper Doll in hand and my confidence secure, I braved the scary kabuki mask icon and entered the Big Boss Battle. It was a slimy Fleshworm, looming over my Monk all by its lonesome. At…

February 9, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Expeditions: Rome Review

The Expeditions series is one that I have always been curious about. A unique blend of tactical role-playing mixed with historical timelines and events is a pretty solid combination. That is a…

January 18, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Disciples: Liberation Review

Morality is a weird thing in video games. When morality first became a concept that games felt capable of tackling most developers tried to gamify it, turning it into a mechanic that measures good…

October 21, 2021 | 05:00 EDT

Legend Of Keepers

Legend of Keepers Review

Dungeon management is an idea not nearly explored enough in video games. We have classics like 1997’s Dungeon Keeper or unique spins like this year's Evil Genius but looking at them always made me…

April 29, 2021 | 09:00 EDT


Neurodeck Review

Neurodeck is a truly fascinating game. You play against the enemy only to realize that enemy is you - your fears. Part of that combat is dealing with what’s in front of you and a much more important…

March 18, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

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Gnosia Review

Combine the strategy of Werewolf, the constant tension and suspicion of Among Us, and the wild character personalities of Danganronpa, and you just might get something along the lines of Gnosia. This…

March 11, 2021 | 10:30 EST

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Loop Hero Review

At first glance, Loop Hero seems to blend into the sea of other indie roguelikes on the market. We've seen these distinct systems and mechanics applied to everything from platformers to hack-and-…

March 4, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Empire of Sin Review

Time to embrace your inner criminal mastermind in Empire of Sin, the new turn-based tactics game from John Romero. Drawing on its roots from more recent turn-based games such as XCOM, Empire of Sin…

November 30, 2020 | 10:00 EST

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Pendragon Review

As far as Western mythology goes, the legend of King Arthur is one of the most enduring stories we have. Kept alive for hundreds of years, these tales have been told and reimagined, again and again,…

September 24, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Star Renegades Review

These days it seems like turn-based RPGs are a dime a dozen, just as much as they were in the early days of gaming. Nostalgia is currently ruling the day so many developers have tried to adopt retro…

September 7, 2020 | 09:00 EDT

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review

The post-apocalyptic genre has a tendency to reinvent the wheel. Encountering the vestiges of Humanity’s Wake, the dwellers of these settings are often puzzled by the Old Ones and their technologies…

December 4, 2018 | 04:01 EST

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Age of Gladiators II Review - Blood Sport Moneyball

Ever wanted to run a gladiator school in the year 3000? One where aliens fight each other in small arenas for fortune and glory? Indie developer Creative Storm fills that gap with Age of Gladiators…

October 26, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Expeditions: Conquistador Review - Magnifico

When it comes to RPGs on the PC we’re riding the Kickstarter high with Pillars of Eternity’s recent release, but that’s merely the cherry on the bakewell tart. Legend of Grimrock 2, Divinity:…

April 16, 2015 | 09:00 EDT

Ironcast Review

Ironcast Review

Random elements are a vital element of any roguelike. They add to the unique nature of each run and surprise even the most veteran players. However, these surprises can usually be minimized with…

March 25, 2015 | 01:00 EDT