The transition between the 2D rpgs of the SNES and Megadrive era into the Playstation generation was very much an interesting period for the genre. Some chose to try to bring three dimensions to the platform and flashy FMV sequences (both of which would date horribly) whilst others focused on producing more content on their 2D games that didn’t push the system to its limits. Suikoden firmly fits into the ‘more is better’ category for a number of reasons.
These two games from Haiku Games are separate apps but essentially make up a single package. Solarian Tactics (Paid but fairly priced) is a Tactical RPG with a strong sense of story and identity, whilst Sol Heroes (Free) is essentially the same assets and characters expanded into a series of plotless bonus missions. It seems only right that they be reviewed together.
The Final Fantasy series has made something of a name for itself in the business of innovation. Each new numbered entry features a new world, characters and systems that differ from the last title in the main-line series. Final Fantasy VII played things a little safe when the series made the leap to three dimensions and FFVIII sought to strike out in a new direction.
There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to Paper Dungeons. This small package (once a desktop exclusive now on mobile devices) contains a wealth of content ranging from a Boardgame mode, Campaigns to sample both on and offline, RogueLike randomized play modes and even a Puzzle option. All of this falls by the wayside however when you notice that you can create and share your own campaigns.