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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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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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Sandbox fun comes to one of our favorite mutes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Switch’s iteration of the old classic series Legend of Zelda for Nintendo. It opens up the world in a sandbox type way, filling Hyrule with little things to do and places to find and explore. It has a lot of familiar feels to older Zelda games but adds just enough interesting things to feel fresh and interesting.   The story is pretty straight forward, if slower to be revealed than you would think. Ganon is back, but this time he won

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Fallout: The beginning of a beautifully miserable world

War; War Never Changes Fallout is a futuristic turn-based role playing game set in a post-apocalyptic world. While that statement may seem bland and uninspired, the game itself is not. Created by Interplay Productions and released in 1997, Fallout has been the jumping off point for a series of games with deep, rich world building and stories. The game itself is well constructed and, while technically shallow by today’s standards, still extremely enjoyable in its own right. When I say technically shallow, I do not mean that the game is simplistic or even easy. Far from it. Combat is turn-based, with

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