A less hardcore turn-based RPG spinoff of Monster Hunter. Monster Hunter Stories for the 3DS puts you in the role of a young monster rider. Hatch monster eggs and customize both your character’s and your monster’s appearance and abilities. Drops 9/8/17.
A showcase of all 14 weapon types that you can wield in Monster Hunter: World. Whether you prefer familiar equipment like the sword and shield, heavy hitters like the hammer, or esoteric arsenal like the charge blade, you’re sure to find a weapon that fits your style.
Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a meta-RPG for PC. Set in 1999, your characters are playing a tabletop RPG set in outer space. It has upgrades for both the storyteller and the space RPG characters, and is filled with silly adventures and dialogue. Also on iOS and Android.
(PG-13: Language) “It’s now how you play the game. It’s why you play the game.” Vice Waypoint spoke with a couple of former inmates who played tabletop RPGs such as Dungeons & Dragons while they were in prison to unwind, connect and stay sane. More here.
This bundle of Blizzard’s action RPG contains the base game plus all DLC, including the newly released $15 Rise of the Necromancer pack, which adds the Necromancer class, two more character slots, two more stash tabs and more. Available for PS4 and Xbox One.
Video games glorify all kinds of stuff, but if real life played out like games do, with loading screens, cutscenes, A/B choices, side quests, and inane conversations, it probably would be pretty miserable. Glove and Boots demonstrate why you wouldn’t want to live in an RPG.
An upcoming RPG about the “human side” of samurai, with pivotal dialogue choices and what sounds like an Infinity Blade-like progression system. It has simultaneous turn-based combat and an art style inspired by ink wash painting. Coming to PCs, Xbox One and PS4.
In the early ’80s, spurred by the success of Dragon Quest, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Koichi Ishii and Akitoshi Kawazu came up with a roleplaying video game inspired by Western tabletop RPGs. The result is a series that, while not always brilliant, is never afraid to reinvent itself.
Talion and Celebrimbor team up once again, this time to take on Sauron himself. The sequel to Shadow of Mordor promises to expand on the series’ Nemesis System. You will be able to turn orcs into followers, but enemy strongholds will adapt to your tactics. Drops 8/22/17.
We’ve checked out Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s weapons. Now let’s take a look at the game’s flexible skill customization. As you pick skills, you unlock “profiles” – classes that you can switch at will even in the middle of combat to acquire passive bonuses to certain skills.
The latest spot for Horizon Zero Dawn has us more stoked than ever for the PS4 ShooteRPG, and provides a brief setup to the game’s premise: that the Earth we know has fallen and reverted to a more primitive state, but it’s still filled with massive, deadly machines.