Sometimes Steam is an interesting place to find RPGs that might not have found an audience elsewhere. Its Greenlight service appears to be a treasure trove for the genre, though the quality can be variable. Tiny Assosiates Brand have managed to lever Greenlight to get their love-letter to the lighter side of the RPG market out to the masses.
On the surface, The Huntsman looks like a shameless advertising scheme for the release of the film ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ a sequel to ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and a dark take on the popular fairy tale. We’ve seen companies such as BioWare turn these advertising stunts into legitimately entertaining slices of RPG goodness in the past however, can Desert Owl Games manage the same?
Released digitally onto PlayStation Network for PS3 and Vita here in the UK, Trails of Cold Steel is the start of a third trilogy in a series that’s had a spotty release schedule for western audiences but is finally starting to get the love it deserves through Steam and Sony’s various systems.
There aren’t many games on mobile that perfectly marry the concept of a dungeon crawl with party management and world exploration. Warhammer Quest, from Rodeo Games is a perfect example of this done right, with gamers treated to the kind of title you can drop in and out of for short room-by-room exploration sessions or settle into a meatier period of dungeon crawling.
Lili isn’t a new game on the iStore, but it does manage to remain one of the most beautiful, using the Unreal Engine to knock the infamous Infinity Blade series off of the top-spot for most impressive 3D world. It’s a vivid and well realised experience from the moment you first start the game.
The original Doom and Destiny was an exercise in satire, created using RPG Maker and available for a small fee on iOS and Android among other avenues such as Steam. Whilst it could be heavy-handed it served as funny enough to review well and be a moderate success. It’s sequel, Doom and Destiny 2 is far more ambitious in every sense of the word.
Also known as Alphadia III, Genesis strikes out a few noble firsts for Kemco, most notably a 2D combat engine for its turn based battles and a relaunch of a series that many had though had gone dormant after a first, mediocre sequel.