*+-Kabam, the game developer behind mobile games like Dragons of Atlantis and Edgeworld, is currently looking to make a billion dollar game. And you could be involved. Last year Alibaba invested a staggering $120 million into Kabam. Now, the game develop is set to fully commit to its development in the Chinese gaming market. The… Read more »
*+-Title: Fable Legends Release Date:June 1st 2015 Age Rating: Universal I’m so stoked to be writing this Fable Legends preview. Fable Legends is such an interesting title: a new direction for Lionhead and one of the best series of the past decade. I’ve played through the Fable Legends beta and have the full scoop… Read more »
Psychology / Psychological Benefits of RPGs in a nutshell:
-They develop mindfulness (a key psychological skill that is used in wide ranging fields from self help for depression to sports psychology)
-They develop creative thinking skills via puzzles (creative thinking is important to many jobs, from a career in teaching to Information Technology)
They train our minds to work progressively towards a goal
They are arguably the most relaxing form of game
– They teach our minds to spot how things will logically progress (important to both personal and professional life)
Psychological Benefits of RPGs
*+- Adventure Time
Finn and Jake are two adventurous protagonists who love a bit of fun. But one prank that Jake plays on Finn turns into an adventure to save the Land of Ooo princesses. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is a top down, action adventure RPG.
*+- Chronicle of a Dark Lord 2
Chronicles Of A Dark Lord Episode II: War of the Abyss Review: This is the sequel to the highly acclaimed game : Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode One Tides of Fate. It expands on the predecessor and adds more depth to the story.
*+- Sneaky Sneaky
Sneaky Sneaky is a turn based adventure game with stealth based tactical gameplay. It’s available for PC, Mac and iOS. The story follows the adventure of an anti-hero who has been imprisoned but subsequently escaped. In the adventure he’ll vindicate himself as he reclaims a stolen treasure.
*+-Mattie is a summoner who can use his abilities to use monsters, sort of in a Pokemon-style way. The one thing Mattie loves above everything else is money. That’s right. He’s extremely shallow. Not much of a hero, really. He’s no interest in fame, honor or nobility, just cold hard cash. Then one day Mattie stumbles upon a woman in a den full of monsters. She promises to pay Mattie 100 million in gold (whole lot of mulah that) if he can be victorious in a tournament that will determine the greatest sorceror in the world. Clearly this woman is up to something–no one offers that sort of cash–but just what exactly is she after? Mattie journeys off to sin the battle and to earn his cash reward.
*+- Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical RPG ( role-playing game ) from video game developer Sega and is available for PS3 and PC. Valkyria Chronicles is set in Europa, loosely based on Europe during the early years of World War II.
*+- Chain Chronicle
Chain Chronicle is a fully voice Japanese role playing game (JRPG). It features some very interesting gameplay mechanics and a deep turn based combat system.
*+- Lords of the Fallen
*+- Aura Kingdom
Aura kingdom (which also goes by the names Fantasy Frontier online, and Innocent World) is a game by video game developer X-Legend. Free to play, Aura Kingdom was released in August of 2012 and has become extremely popular over recent months.
*+- Age of Wushu
Age of Wushu is a massively multiplayer online role playing game made by video game developer Snail Games. The game features stunning graphics and some revolutionary game mechanics. The action is all based around the combat and you’ll need to use your skill in order to progress.
*+- Two Worlds
Two Worlds is a fantasy role playing game created by video game developer Reality Pump and released in 2010, with a sequel released in 2011. Two Worlds is set in a 3D fantasy world not dissimilar to that found the Elder Scrolls games.
*+- Disgaea 4
Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten is a tactical role playing game made by video game developer Nippon Ichi Softwarre. The game tells the story of an ex tyrant called Valvatorez, who is leading a group of rebels against the president of the netherworld.
*+- Scred 3
Sacred 3 is a side scrolling hack and slash brawler game made by video game developer Ascaron Entertainment. Sacred 3 is the latest in the Sacred series and takes the gameplay of the series in new directions.
*+- Quest for Glory
Quest for Glory is an adventure role playing game with point and click gameplay mechanics. The Quest for Glory games are based on Sierra’s amazing and critically acclaimed Hero’s Quest games.
*+- Child of Light
Child of Light is a platform RPG game by Ubisoft Montreal in which you play as a child who has been stolen from her home.
*+- Knights and Dragons
Gree’s Knights and Dragons is a free to play game that has earned an absolute ton of popularity over recent months. It’s a traditional fantasy RPG that also incorporated elements of city building into the mix. Then it adds a ton of polish to create one of the most well executed games of recent times.
If you take the traditional RPG and splice it with a city building game, you’re pretty much left with Knights and Dragons. You build your city. You then get lots of different resources that help your characters to level up. Then you head into combat against all different manner of beasties. Or, if you can’t be bothered to wait, you can just hop into the game’s store and purchase stuff.
Zelda is one of the most popular series of games of all time and one of the reasons why Nintendo became as well respected and loved as they did. Games in the Zelda series include a combination of action adventure and puzzle gameplay, with role playing elements added on top. The gameplay has changed as the series has evolved but the basic premise of an action adventure in a fantasy realm has always remained the same.
*+- Torchlight 2
Torchlight 2 is a fantasy action role playing game that is more casual than a lot of RPG games. It’s brilliant. Obviously, it’d have to be given that the game developer who made it also worked on Fate and Diablo; but it’s approachable and relatively simply too.
*+- Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon has earned itself one heck of a cult following, largely thanks to the fact that it is a hugely original game, combining simulation gameplay with role playing, management and other areas of game design.
In Harvest Moon you will be completing different goals based around the theme of running a farm. The gameplay has changed with each iteration of the series but the basics of Harvest Moon’s game design center around growing crops and managing a farm.
*+- Dragon Age
DragonAge is a series of action-oriented fantasy RPGs that are spiritual successors to Baldur’s Gate. It is one of the biggest franchises from video game developer BioWare. Games in the Dragon Age series are based in the 9th age of the Dragon Age universe, when dragons, which were once thought extinct, have now taken over and are running rampage through the world leaving area in ruin. The land is full of war, whether they be political, religious, racial hatred or other kinds of wars.
*+- Kingdoms of Amalur
Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning is one of the hottest games out there right now. Lot’s of people have asked us to provide a list of games like Kingdom’s of Amalur Reckoning. You can find our list at the bottom of the page, but first let’s take a look at what Amalur is.
Amaluar is n open world RPG with conventional game design, using morality, conversation, leveling, crafting and other traditional RPG elements. It’s perhaps most popular for its awesome combat and its excellent fantasy world.
*+- Adventure Town
Adventure Town is a city building game with RPG elements. You begin with a small town, build it up and then use your team of heroes to defend your town from the hordes of enemies that attack. Adventure Town is a very popular game because of its combination of RPG elements, city building and cutesy cartoon graphics.
In terms of video game design, there isn’t really that much to make Adventure Town stand it. It’s a basic city building town in which your heroes defend the people of your homeland.
*+-Crosstown Smash: Sounds like a lame 80s disco; is actually an awesome beat-em-up / RPG. PANC software clearly couldn’t decide whether they want to go for a RPG or a beat-em-up, so they just went ahead and did both simultaneously. Crosstown Smash takes the traditional beat-em-up formula, in the classic style of Streets of Rage,… Read more »
Evoland tells the story of Clink as he journey’s to save his world. As you play through Clink’s quests, you’ll be treated to a simulated evolution of the RPG genre, as black and white environments become coloured become 3D. If you’re an older gamer, you’ll likely be drying your eyes as you recount the history of RPGs.
Anodyne is a retro-inspired game developed by two man team Analgesic Productions which will instantly bring a tear to your eye as it conjures feelings of nostalgia for the 16-bit era.
The game begins by giving you a very simple tutorial that let’s you know how to play. The controls are simple, with directional buttons, attack and jump. The controls belie the complexity of the game’s design.
Playing in a top-down view, Anodyne uses a static camera that simply jumps to the next screen when you walk past the edge of the screen you’re on (like old school RPGs). As you would expect, you’ll find yourself some weaponry early on with which you can dispatch various enemies, some of which offer plenty of challenge, making strategy a key component of gameplay. Of course, the biggest enemies are the bosses, which are found at the end of every dungeon. Many of them will test even the most hardcore of gamers. You’re definitely going to die many times over, but you won’t mind too much thanks to a very high quality of gameplay.
*+-Looking for the best games like Gothic? Then our list below is all you need. In this list of games like gothic we’ve looked at many of the best medieval-themed action RPGs of all time. We’ve also looked at games with deep and gripping stories (the story being one of the best parts of Gothic)… Read more »
*+- Fire Emblem