Genre:  Role Playing

Mutants: Genetic Gladiators Review: Mutants: Genetic Gladiators delivers bursts of fun while demanding patience.

Jul 16, 2013

Mutants: Genetic Gladiators takes place in a future where science has advanced so thoroughly that we can clone and breed humanoid creatures right down to their armor, but where culture has declined so significantly that no one wonders if there isn't something ethically wrong in letting lab experiments battle to the death. It's Pokémon with an incubator – you create your fighters using processes that might as well have been ripped from the Dummy's Guide to Genetics and use the remnants of the shattered world as your arena. Provided you can suffer through all of the associated waits, it's actually rather fun for a while.

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Dunk Dreams Preview: An epic basketball quest to rule them all as the King of the Court!

Jul 16, 2013

It’s not very often that you see a mobile game combine two vastly different genres such as basketball and role playing, but Dunk Dreams is looking to prove that selecting attributes for a rookie basketball player from the streets can be just as fun and in-depth as upgrading any old sword-wielding hero. Dunk Dreams is the very first release from Brothersport Games, a new six-person development team whose members’ past contributions to gaming include work on everything from Mass Effect to Words with Friends. And to use an all-too expected euphemism, their debut game is already shaping up to be quite the slam dunk.

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Deus Ex: The Fall Review: Despite a rough landing, Deus Ex: The Fall is an excellent experience.

Jul 15, 2013

Like others, I was flabbergasted when Square Enix announced its new Deus Ex game would be on iOS. In the minds of many, the announcement was further proof that Square was completely out of touch with what its community wants.  I initially agreed with that sentiment, but after playing Deus Ex: The Fall, I not only believe Square made the right move, but set the bar high for future first-person mobile titles.

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Divinity: Dragon Commander Preview: Dragons in jet packs. That is all.

Jul 12, 2013

When I first heard about Divinity: Dragon Commander, I thought it sounded absolutely brilliant. But the more I learned about the game, the more concerned I grew that it was trying to do too much. It promised real-time strategy battles wrapped in an overarching turn-based game of conquest with political intrigue, a smattering of collectible trading cards, and of course, intense third-person action from the perspective of a dragon wearing a jet pack. That's right, you heard me. A dragon. Wearing a jet pack.

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Dungeonism Review: Dungeon Crawling 101.

Jul 9, 2013

So you’ve emerged from the recesses of the internet and stumbled onto my review, eh? Well before we begin, let’s talk about the actual name of the game here for a second: Dungeonism. It almost sounds like an upper-level class you would take in college to learn about all of the basic fundamentals of dungeon crawling, before you decide to go out and wander around in a dark and murky cave on your own. And in many ways, Dungeonism manages to take these exact fundamentals from every dungeon game you can think of, and ingrain them in a complicated, but incredibly rewarding setup for mastering the basics and performing them well.

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Knights of Pen & Paper: +1 Edition Review: Isn't everything better with a +1 in tow?

Jun 27, 2013

When you've got an already awesome retro RPG, there's only one thing to do to make it even more awesome: make it +1, naturally. Okay, sure, a +3 game would be even better, but let's not get greedy. Knights of Pen & Paper: +1 Edition brings the same charm and adventure of the original release to PC, Mac, iOS and Android, allowing even more people to get in on the fun.

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Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4 Review: Episode 4 is a fitting way for Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness to end.

Jun 25, 2013

Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness saga is finally coming to an end with Episode 4, having changed developer hands once along the way, and going off on many wonderfully ridiculous tangents at regular intervals. What hasn't changed throughout, however, is the focus on quality storytelling, and hilarious storytelling at that.

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Slot Revolution Preview: Slots and RPGs have never made such a fitting pair.

Jun 24, 2013

Ah, slots and RPGs. They seem like a bit of an odd couple a la Kanye and Kim, but they keep ending up together. Their latest offspring isn’t named North, but rather Slot Revolution: Hero’s Journey. Set to hit iOS, Android and Kindle later this summer from Konami, this free-to-play mobile adventure marries simple gameplay with intriguingly deep RPG features that should help it appeal to a wide cross-section of mobile gamers.

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Wartune Review: Wartune is an enjoyable, if potentially expensive hodgepodge of different RPG styles.

Jun 24, 2013

Thirty minutes into Wartune and my thoughts aren't on my character or the world around me. Instead, they're centered on this: how on earth has a game like this existed for so long without drawing the ire of Blizzard Entertainment? Bullish humanoids in vaguely Native American-garb called "Taurens" stomp around menacing the countryside, and globules signifying your health and mana appear lifted pixel by pixel from the Diablo series. It's a good thing that Wartune is kind of fun, or it'd be easy to dismiss it as a cheap knockoff of better titles.

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Wakfu Review: Wakfu is a beautiful MMO, but it needs more "MM"

Jul 25, 2012

The MMORPG is an interesting case study. Here in the West, most of us equate the term “MMO” with games like Star Wars: The Old Republic, Runescape, and World of Warcraft. Yet, from a global aspect, a large portion of the most populated MMOs come from the East, including Ragnarock Online, Dungeon Fighter Online, and Dofus, each sporting tens of millions of users each. 

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