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Joshua Carpenter · RPGamer Staff

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  • Zwei: The Arges Adventure (PC) - Finished that just in time for the end of JRPGJuly. I'll have some thoughts when the final update goes up.
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Donkey Kong Adventure DLC (Switch) - That was more of a good thing, though it doesn't manage to evolve the gameplay in the way I would have hoped. Crashing at the end of the last boss battle didn't help either.
  • Yakuza 6 (PS4) - Yep, going to be tough for anything to top that for my personal RPG of the year (though Moss may still be ahead in my personal GOY). I thought the improvements to the engine, while overdue, really improved the gameplay experience. W…
  • Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dares Wins (PS4) - That sure was an anime tie-in game. Super low-budget. An interesting battle system that the developers don't do anything with. Full Japanese VA cast so that helped carry the game along. The first half …
  • Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (PS4) - Ding-dong, the witch is dead. This game has an incredible amount of wasted potential. Unfortunately, it seems they spent the money on an excellent recreation of the look of the anime and bringing along …
  • Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War (Switch) - Long overdue to finally finish this up. The patch a few weeks back did fix the bug with the play clock. Need to go back and see if the patch also fixed the bugs I ran into in MS2 and write up the rev…
  • Sakura Taisen (PSP) - Absolutely loved this game, even if the fan translation gets a bit rough in the second half. It has me very excited about the revival of the series; I hope Sega doesn't screw it up.
  • Correct, your MP increases each turn in battle. I believe it increases by a higher amount if you don't move or carry out an action that turn. I can't remember off the top of my head, but the amount of MP you start with is based off a % of that chara…
  • Finally getting caught up on this episode and so much of it is Phil reacting to disproportionate character art :) Add Langrisser to the long list of games I need to try someday.
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 (PS4) - So that was one of the worst gaming experiences I've had in quite a while. It started out looking like a harmless, bland action RPG but it beat me into submission with repetitive tedium and poor design deci…
  • Obviously I can't speak to this one's quality, but I played SRW V last year and the localization was totally passable, even good in places. With that game, I couldn't tell if the sections of stilted dialog was the translation or the original Japanes…
  • And everyone misses me griping about HK2 and squeeing about new Sakura Wars. Oh well, another week I suppose.
  • Yay Skaura Taisen!!!!! Sega claims this is a proper continuation of the series so I hope that means an actual console game and not low-effort mobile gacha crap. It's such a wonderfully bizarre series, I hope it gets a good chance to succeed in the w…
  • 7thCircle wrote: » I also played three games of Into the Breach (PC) on Easy over the weekend. The package as a whole is more simple than FTL, which was disappointing, but as a tactics game it's very rewarding to plan out a series of moves and pul…
  • QOTW: I can't really think of any RPGs that I've jumped into the middle of a series, or at least (as others have mentioned) not where the sequels are closely tied together. Rorona was the first Atelier game I played and Final Fantasy 8 was my first …
  • I'm personally not surprised by the lack of a 3DS release; Square seems to be doing this one and I can't see them supporting it this late in the life cycle. My hope for the Switch version is that it's some sort of hybrid with PS4 style graphics dock…
  • I've never played Pokemon, but I'm totally on board with Chris; the battle system in the original Ni no Kuni is garbage. That hybrid of turn-based and action, I found to be completely frustrating. Enemies would have tells for a large attack that you…