Octopath Traveler

What’s better than one story? Eight, apparently. Octopath Traveler is a new retro-style JRPG from Square-Enix for the Nintendo Switch. Turn-based and SNES-esque graphics hearken back to a golden era for the JRPG and Octopath Traveler hits enough of the right notes to be a solid addition to one of the kings of the genre. The major flaw for Octopath is that, contrary to most JRPGs, it’s story can be viewed as unfulfilling. Not that it’s bad, just… cliché. Which, considering there are eight different characters with their own stories, is saying something. That’s right, Octopath Traveler has eight playable

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The Path of Daggers: Book Eight of the Wheel of Time

All Hail the Queens The Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan’s eighth book in the Wheel of Time saga, sees the world march ever closer to Tarmon Gai’don and the Seanchan resurgent across the southern lands. This is a book demonstrating both kinds of power, that of the sword and words. This book has a lot of the women taking a more prominent role, although Rand certainly has his moments. Elaine and Nynaeve fix the weather, then Travel to Andor to have Elaine start her claim to the throne her mother vacated due to Rahvin. Egwene continues to manipulate her version

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Darkest Dungeon: Turn based RPG done right

Hey look, Kickstarter did something right! Darkest Dungeon, created by Red Hook Studio, is what happens when Kickstarter works. A side scrolling, turn-based Role Playing Game, Darkest Dungeon is far from the norm while still being recognizable as its labels. The game began its development as a personal savings project of two of the developers, but they turned to Kickstarter to continue funding. The game reached and exceeded its target goal and was off to the races. After a brief Early Access period, the game launched originally on PC and Mac and has since found its way onto every major console.

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A Crown of Swords: Book 7 of the Wheel of Time

Things are heating up in the world. Literally. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan’s seventh book in the Wheel of Time saga, sees Rand taking a firmer hand on the people surrounding him, while learning to enjoy his time with Min and those he truly trusts. Meanwhile, Egwene, now Amyrlin of the rebel Aes Sedai, uses her resources to learn and manipulate those who would have manipulated her as she works to depose Elaida. After Rand’s rescue from the Aes Sedai loyal to Elaida, he returns to find Cairhien in revolt, in a small way. His justice is swift and

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