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Legends of Aria Early Access Review

While not a game that can be readily binged, Legends of Aria is a fine game to sit down and kill an hour or two grinding towards your next skill milestone or crafting order.

Remnant: From the Ashes Review

Leaping, looting, lacerating, and laughing, Remnant: From The Ashes explodes with character, violence, and a down-right great time in co-op. The procedural generation of the missions presents players with surprises and challenges each time they boot up the title. With its roots in Dark Souls-like gameplay, this is sure to be a powerful title to land in 2019.

Swords & Souls: Neverseen Review

This RPG's unique leveling mechanic, along with activities for when you're not in the mood to battle, will be sure to provide something to occupy your time and pique your interest.

Dark Devotion Review

While it might not have extremely in-depth management as much as most would like from an RPG, it has enough style and presentation to make it a worthwhile adventure for those looking for a unique take on Dark Fantasy video games.

Godhood Early Access Review

Godhood isn’t perfect — the complete lack of interactive combat is quite annoying, but the strategy and planning elements are superb.

Conglomerate 451 Early Access Review

Conglomerate 451 is an Early Access title, and it shows. While I didn't encounter anything horribly game-breaking in the current build, many systems are not yet implemented and some balance issues should be addressed before the final release.

Pixel Noir Early Access Review

Pixel Noir attempts to bring the best mechanics from the golden age of JRPGs and combine them with a gritty, noir atmosphere. It achieves uneven success with its mashup of interesting ideas, making it rough around the edges, but indie to its core

Vambrace: Cold Soul Review

A relentless roguelite with a solid foundation. Beautiful but grindy, it lacks a complex story, deep characters, and emotional impact.

Swag and Sorcery Review

A resource management game that’s easy to pick up and doesn’t take a lot of thought to play, but unfortunately lacks depth and becomes stale after a minimal amount of time spent with it.

Pathologic 2 Review

An interesting narrative and eerie ambience are present, but frustratingly tedious survival features, poor combat, and performance issues plague the title.

The Caligula Effect: Overdose Review

A JRPG that will appeal to fans of the genre with its interesting setting and unique combat system, but it's ultimately marred by tedious battles and dull dialogue.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

While enjoyable mechanically, it’s very much an "Act One" of a larger story. As a standalone title, there's not much here for lore buffs or power gamers.

Infected Shelter Early Access Review

Newcomers to the roguelite genre will certainly find some fun in Infected Shelter but I am not confident that experienced roguelite players will find much new or exciting with this title.

Bladed Fury Review

Featuring a unique Chinese aesthetic and fun, fast-paced gameplay, Bladed Fury is a great gaming experience brimming with personality.

Outward Review

A difficult survival game with some interesting elements that is significantly hindered by tedious mechanics and a superficial world.

Eternity: The Last Unicorn Review

Fixed camera angles, boring gameplay, wooden animations, and poor localization all mar Eternity: The Last Unicorn beyond the point of being anything approaching enjoyable.

Warhammer: Chaosbane Preview

Though it’s not intended to launch until this summer, OPNoobs was given the opportunity to preview Eko Software’s Warhammer: Chaosbane, a love letter to the Diablo franchise set in the grimdark atmosphere of Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy universe. Despite having only the bones to show us for now, Chaosbane is shaping up to be an enjoyable addition to both the Warhammer franchise and the dungeon-crawler genre.

ATOM RPG: Post-apocalyptic indie game Review

In its desire to stick to the original Fallout RPGs, ATOM RPG disregards the lessons CRPGs have learned in the intervening years. Fallen short of both its predecessors and contemporaries in the genre, ATOM RPG .

Yakuza Kiwami Review

A decent port of a classic, with an outstanding combination of rich story and comedic elements.

Hands On: Outward

Outward, developed by Nine Dots Studio and published by Deep Silver, is a survival open-world RPG. In it, you play not as a chosen one, but a random villager seeking to pay your way out from under a blood debt to their clan. Rather than “a life for a life” sort of blood debt, this one is a mere monetary fee passed down from generation to generation as fiduciary reparation for past wrongs. After your most recent merchant expedition fails, you’re left with a handful of days to make your next payment before your hometown riots against you.

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