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MMORPG Columns

The RPG Files

In this "whenever we feel like it" column, we'll be talking about, reviewing, and previewing all the best and brightest RPGs coming to the market, even if they're not "MMO" in nature.

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The RPG Files: Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Review

To say Final Fantasy VII REMAKE has been hotly anticipated is putting it mildly. Check out our review of the long-awaited remake of one of Square Enix's most beloved JRPGs of all time.


Persona 5 Royal Impressions

Join Robin as she tackles the dautning - but so far excellent - Persona 5 Royal. Having never played the original, join her in her journey through the Metaverse to change the hearts of crappy adults!


Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Impressions

In the wake of renewed Witcher “interest”, thanks to Netflix, what better time than now for CD Projekt Red to release 2018’s Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales on the Nintendo Switch?


Atelier Dusk Trilogy Impressions

the Atelier Dusk Trilogy was just re-released recently on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Originally exclusive to the PS3, the three Atelier titles in the Dusk Trilogy – Ayesha, Escha & Logy, and Shallie – have had some noticeable improvements in making them feel less dated. Although this is not our full review of the trilogy, here are our initial thoughts for those looking into whether to buy the RPG series or not.


I Can't Wait For The Final Fantasy VII Remake

There are games released every year that people have been waiting for months or years. For many gamers, there is a list of games that they played growing up that they are itching for a remake. . That is how I have felt for years with my love of the PlayStation One era Final Fantasy games. Now we are mere months away from the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake.


Monster Hunter World Iceborne PC Review

Monster Hunter World’s first expansion, Iceborne, launched on consoles four months ago but unfortunately – just like the base game – PC players had to wait to get their paws on the latest update. Finally, Iceborne’s new frozen region of Hoarfrost Reach and the new hub Seliana is available to explore on PC. With over 20 new monsters to hunt and a new Master Rank difficulty to progress through, this $39.99 expansion adds a meaty offering for Monster Hunter fans. Here’s our review.


Neverwinter Nights Nintendo Switch Review

Back in 2002, one of the greatest video games set in the prestigious Dungeons & Dragons universe, Neverwinter Nights, launched on PC to critical acclaim. Last year, this beloved title was given modern enhancements, like higher resolution packs and support for up to 4K displays, to make playing it on more up-to-date machines more enjoyable. Now, over one year since the Enhanced Edition launched, it is finally being ported over to consoles for the first time ever. But how does it fare on the Nintendo Switch? Here is our review.


Star Ocean: First Departure R Review

The Star Ocean franchise has been on the outskirts of Dame's backlog for years. Well, that has ended as he dives into the latest release in the series - Star Ocean: First Departure R. Here is his review of the classic JRPG remake on PlayStation 4.


Sparklite Review

What do you get when you take the puzzle elements from Zelda, rouge-lite elements and a bizarre, unique storyline? You get Sparklite. Join Mike BC as he reviews this interesting little Nintendo Switch game.


Pokemon Sword and Shield Impressions

It's been over a week since the latest Pokemon game hit the market, and Garrick has been putting the new RPG through its paces. Check out his impressions so far in the latest edition of The RPG Files.


A Knight's Quest Review - An Absurd Adventure

Adventure titles come in many forms these days. One of the most iconic titles, if not arguably the most iconic in the action adventure sub-genre is The Legend of Zelda series. A Knight’s Quest, from developer Sky9 Games, shares a substantial amount of parity with the beloved Nintendo franchise as it aims to be a plucky entrant into the action-adventure landscape. With many Zelda-inspired titles often falling far short, where does A Knight’s Quest land on the action-adventure spectrum?


Citadel: Forged With Fire Review

Citadel: Forged with Fire is a massive online sandbox RPG with survival elements in the vein of ARK: Survival Evolved and Conan Exiles. Developed by Blue Isle Studios, creators of Valley and Slender: The Arrival, the elevator-pitch for Citadel seems like it was “ARK meets Harry Potter” but without as many of the ‘survival’ aspects. So does this survival RPG hold some magic?


Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition Impressions

As Dragon Quest XI S starts, your tasked with climbing a mountain in your town as your coming of age ceremony. What you find there are monsters waiting to waylay you. However, something goes awry and as you're saving your friend something strange happens: a sigil on your hand glows a mysterious light and suddenly you're both safe. Your adopted mother tells you you're special and all of a sudden you're off on a journey. This begins your adventure in Dragon Quest XI S.


Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition Nintendo Switch Review

Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition brings gamers some of the most engaging ARPG dungeon-crawling since Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. It’s creative world-building and storytelling offer an engaging experience for new and returning players. But just how well does a 7-year-old game hold up against modern offerings? Let's find out. Grab that coffee, kick back and enjoy this review of Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for Nintendo Switch.


Divinity Original Sin 2: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch Review

Has the Nintendo Switch become just a re-release machine? Maybe it has but if the games they’re re-releasing are always going to be as good as Divinity: Original Sin II Definitive Edition (D:OS2), then I’m game.