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67.1 average score
70 median score
51.4% of games recommended

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The game is a triumph in world-building and character-driven storytelling, and its combat system is versatile enough to support it through its mammoth eighty-plus-hour runtime.

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Nov 30, 2017

Another title filled to the brim with content, spectacular designs, and a fascinating story, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is almost impossible to put down and a perfect showcase for Nintendo’s latest hardware.

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Aug 8, 2019

With lovable characters, a deep combat system with great improvements, an interesting story and a beautiful presentation, there’s very little not to adore about this Switch title.

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Jul 22, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is outstanding, and the pinnacle of Final Fantasy XIV so far. All of its elements blend beautifully for not only one of the strongest MMORPG experiences going, but one of the strongest RPG experiences full stop.

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Trails of Cold Steel III is everything I want from an RPG with a world that fully sucks players in, amazing music and locations in which one can just sit and relax, and a twisting and fascinating story involving incredibly deep characters that are easy to get attached to.

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It adds loads of new content, including new story scenarios, many quality-of-life features, the 2D mode from the Japan-exclusive 3DS version, and packs them all together, making it far surpass the original.

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For those who’ve stuck with Class VII through thick and thin over three games, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is the crowning achievement to an exceptionally well-written story with plenty of tears and laughter mixed together into a timeless package.

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Jul 22, 2021

Despite not everything going off without a hitch, and some systems sure to appeal more to certain kinds of gamers, Chicory’s emotional core is so strong, so impactful that it eclipses all other shortcomings and just leaves the player with an overwhelming feeling of pathos.

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Aug 25, 2022

The great ambition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is backed up with superb execution across the board as all of the elements work together to put players at the centre of another stunning experience.

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Dec 29, 2015

Although certain aspects prevent it from being a universal recommendation, it’s easy get sucked in to emerge a likely-unplanned large number of hours later, much like the developer’s prior opus.

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Jan 21, 2018

For those looking to get into cRPGs, and even for those just searching for a great RPG, Divinity: Original Sin II is heartily recommended.

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May 20, 2019

Final Fantasy XII feels like one of those games that has gotten more appreciation with age, and that feeling is richly deserved.

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Sep 25, 2017

Mask of Truth takes what Mask of Deception‘s second half had finally started to do and gives the characters and story the telling they deserve.

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Phillip Willis
Feb 18, 2018

Monster Hunter: World proves that Capcom is still king of this jungle.

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Michael A. Cunningham
4.5 / 5.0 - Minit
Apr 15, 2018

Minit is a rare exception of a game that leaves players wanting more, yet actually has the perfect length for its design.

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With a great cast of characters expertly brought to life, a gorgeous visual style, and a seemingly never-ending supply of varied story beats to experience, it is easily worth any JRPGamer’s time, and sets the new watermark for the series moving forward.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Octopath Traveler
Jun 20, 2019

While those looking for a deep, story-heavy RPG might find Octopath Traveler lacking, the game is a hugely enjoyable modern take on traditional turn-based games of yesteryear with a collection of short story, rather than novel-length, narratives.

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4.5 / 5.0 - Yakuza Kiwami 2
Aug 27, 2018

Simply put, Kiwami 2 is the new pinnacle for the series and any RPGamers with a passing interest in brawlers or wanting to make a virtual visit to Japan should seek it out.

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Monolith Soft has created another excellent experience for Switch owners to get stuck into.

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Apr 22, 2019

In taking a standard save-the-world RPG tale and populating it with fascinating characters dealing with relatable issues in a beautifully rendered world and adding an addicting, customizable battle system, developer Image & Form has created a true gem of a game for the Nintendo Switch.

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