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Years ago, I might have been forced to start again because of a lost save file, stored on a disk somewhere. Now, everything is in the cloud and even though ...

... such as Action Points, Grids, Stances, Flanking, Attacks of Opportunity, etc... so we'll address them and Tactical RPGs another time.

Later this year, Ultima Online [official site] will turn 18 years old. In the genre of MMOs, that makes the game positively ancient – and it's even more ...

Mage's Initiation is another one that I originally listed last year, which is still distinctly MIA. It's due out soonish though, pinky-swear, so that RPG ...

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The Old Camp has no need for farms, but depends on safety and order, so keeps miners in line with a protection racket and rationed imports.

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Since Knights isn't a traditional turn-based RPG, controlling the game is a bit more unusual than any other RPG you're likely to find on the Play Store.

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Chris ReedRPG franchises don't get much older than Wizardry, a series that kicked off back in 1981. The final game, Wizardry 8, launched 20 years later.

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I've played a million beginnings and around a thousand endings, or at least that's how it feels. Imagine having seen the first act of Romeo and Juliet a ...

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Here's a thing I love: going back to an involved game after weeks, months or even years away, after life got in the way or you hit a brick wall, ...

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I'm a touch more… cautiously optimistic about this one than I was a few months ago, thanks to some not very good trailers and some very weird announcements.

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I decided upon starting it up to go back to a few old saves to try again for a few of the missable achievements. Every time I got to a sequence where ...

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One of the very first save point you will encounter ingame:

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When we got a hand-me-down Playstation, the first thing I bought was Final Fantasy 7. In 2000, it was The Legend of Dragoon, or the more aptly named "Final ...

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The first twenty or thirty minutes of this game feel as fresh as anything we've seen on the Play Store previously. Hidden references and nods to moments in ...

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Obsidian's new but old fashioned role-playing game Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has been delayed a month on PC. Rather than come out 3rd April it will ...

I would have to go back to all the times that I stopped playing, or why I had decided in my head not to continue. One of the things in particular that ...

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It is the first modern RPG game I've played after the traditional ISO perspective games with paper dolls like Baldur's Gate and similar traditional RPGs.

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The game failed to deliver a significant load of emotion in those first, critical moments.

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Mage's Initiation is another one that I originally listed last year, which is still distinctly MIA. It's due out soonish though, pinky-swear, so that RPG ...

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Jade Empire

The game itself is set within a microsociety built entirely on the situation its inhabitants find themselves in. A succinct introduction describes a war ...

The Old Camp has no need for farms, but depends on safety and order, so keeps miners in line with a protection racket and rationed imports.

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It's interesting to note that later Lightning Returns added do many nodes to the ATB bar that it effectivly plays like a stamina bar in a real-time RPG like ...

... such as Action Points, Grids, Stances, Flanking, Attacks of Opportunity, etc... so we'll address them and Tactical RPGs another time.

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This week, I experienced this in the Witcher 3, which I've been away from for a couple of months. That was long enough for such a complicated game to become ...

So here I am playing a turn-based RPG. And it's because of Kickstarter. That feels pretty good, I have to say. What's more: I'm really enjoying myself.

Haseo, the series' recurring protagonist, and his game-crossing adventure to save The World feel like remnants of a pre-digital era.

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BioWare's MMO has received some major upgrades in recent months

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I've been excited about Kingdom Come for a long time. Since it was first announced back in 2013, the idea of a historical RPG with simulation leanings ...

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I'm a touch more… cautiously optimistic about this one than I was a few months ago, thanks to some not very good trailers and some very weird announcements.

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Here's a thing I love: going back to an involved game after weeks, months or even years away, after life got in the way or you hit a brick wall, ...

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Ah, Richard Garriott's return to both an Ultima style universe, and to judge from the engine and UI, 2003. As with Hero-U, I want to be more excited about ...

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Indeed, one of the biggest complaints I've gotten trying to get younger siblings or older peers into WoW is that it's just too damn easy for newcomers.

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