The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure continues the story of its predecessor while also polishing the gameplay. From its familiar gameplay to its retro style visuals, it has everything one could ask for in a JRPG.
Persona 4 Golden is akin to observing an artist’s work that serves as a bridge between their early work and their magnum opus. It was a stepping stone between the earlier games and what would become Persona 5. At the same time, it’s a time capsule that perfectly captures the culture and lifestyle of the 2000’s.
The original Zero Wing was a groundbreaking game back in the day and this remaster perfectly encapsulates that experience. Old school gamers and fans of retro games will enjoy playing this classic (regardless if they are familiar with the iconic meme).
Persona 3 Portable presents a look into how the foundation was set for what would become one of the most influential JRPG’s of the last few years.
If you enjoyed playing Doom and Quake, be it back in the day or now, then you will enjoy Dread Templar. It has all the defining hallmarks of a game from that era along with the lessons learned in the last 30 years.
Raiden IV x MIKADO Remix is the arcade classic that gamers love along with bonus content to enhance the overall experience. It has the defining elements of the iconic vertical scrolling shooter while also being rich in replay value. Do expect to enjoy playing this with a friend (but there is nothing wrong with going solo).
Sail Forth checks all the boxes when it comes to being an immersive rich and enjoyable sailing experience.
Yeah Yeah Beebiss II wants to introduce the history of a lost game to a greater audience while capturing the essence of the 8-bit era. It has succeeded at doing both of those with one work of art. If you grew up playing such games or if you’re a fan of retro games then this is an experience you shouldn’t miss.
Samurai Maiden is a fun but also flawed hack’n slash that embraces all the beloved anime tropes. On one hand, it’s a fun over the top game with mesmerizing visuals. On the other hand, it has flaws that should not exist in such a game.
Espire 2 embodies every element that has defined the stealth action genre while utilizing the technology of the Meta Quest 2.
Persona 5 has not only grown to become the defining entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series but also one of the most influential JRPG's of the last few years. Royal takes what is already a masterpiece and makes it better for PC gamers.
No More Heroes III is another elegantly crafted love letter to otaku culture and gamers but with the action cranked up to 10. Travis Touchdown is back for another over-the-top adventure. For those of us who waited for its premier on the PC and other consoles, it has been worth the wait.
Video Game Fables is a homage to classic JRPGs while also wanting to deconstruct and parody the genre tropes. In doing has resulted in a fun experience that gamers will enjoy. This is truly a solid experience developed by one person.
Scorn is a mesmerizing tale with plenty to say about life and death in a vision of hell inspired by the works of H.R. Giger.
Gundam Evolution takes a classic concept and repurposes it into a hero shooter that also hits all the right marks. Fans will be battling each other with their favorite mobile suit in a familiar setup. It has some shortcomings but they are ones that can be resolved over time.
In all the right and wrong ways, Scathe is an old-school shooter with a modern look plus a brutal experience. If you have a few friends and a free weekend, get online and start blasting like it’s the 90’s.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero is a unique twist on a classic JRPG formula while also taking players on an unforgettable journey. From its familiar gameplay to its retro-style visuals, it has everything one could ask for in a JRPG.
The 2022 XIII remake is a second chance to give new life to a cult classic. Unlike the previous attempt, this version does right by its fans by honoring the cult classic. It also does a great job at introducing it to a new generation of gamers.
Soul Hackers 2 takes everything that has made the Shin Megami Tensei series beloved and brings it to a mythical cyberpunk world. It hits all the right marks when it comes to being an unforgettable JRPG and cyberpunk experience
Like its predecessor, Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed is another fine example of a remake done right by modernizing the gameplay and graphics but respecting the overall experience.