Role Playing Games
From thirsty gods to avaricious raccoons, these were our favorite games in 2020.
Even if you get beyond the bugs, it's just not worth it.
We look back on the RPGs that defined the turbulent year that was 2020.
Sony is offering full refunds for those who want one.
Turns out Nintendo had another card up its sleeve. A card with, uh… with dice on it.
"We hope they'll give us a chance to improve the game on the original consoles," says Marcin Iwiński.
The studio says it will be working on several updates to tune up the last-gen version.
We dig deep into Cyberpunk 2077, the Mass Effect reveal, and more.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | Awards night is over. Which trailer are you still thinking about?
Showing two galaxies at the start was "intentional," according to the project's director.
Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.
Older hardware is struggling with Night City.
But is it faithful to its respective time period? We ask the experts.
Be a Kiwi for a day if you want to get into Night City now.
Godfall is an okay launch game, but you won't want to stick around long term.
A Game Informer editor says she experienced a grand mal seizure as a result of a particular scene.
Raashi Sikka joins Ubisoft from Uber, a company with its own public struggles regarding worker treatment.
The Cyberpunk 2077 developer is still doing well, but there are ominous signs.
We'll have our review up in due time, but here's how other outlets are feeling about CD Projekt Red's latest.
We delve deep into the history of the studio behind Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | Which busted, broken future is your favorite to explore?
Certain performance quirks and absent features won't be around for long, at least not according to Microsoft.
If you get on GOG, you can start Geralt's story from the beginning for free.
How a big, winged good boy made me rethink humanity's love for dogs.
The two are departing from the studio and letting the next generation step up.
From Akira to Dredd, there's a lot to watch before Dec. 10.
A new translation and some key quality-of-life additions make this genre pioneer worth playing.
It's also a nice reminder that yes, this game is out next week.
Jesse Faden's bringing Haven, Va-11 Hall-A, and cheap three-month subscriptions with her.
Never has the title "Homeless Guy" been so compelling.
It's hard to make a list when so many games are in flux.
As for whether the spoon-bending psychic-type will appear in the TCG again, that's up to Nintendo.
There's something mysterious afoot next summer.
Be sure to read the fine print about your saves, though.
This terrible, historic year has also seen an uptick in interest around gaming. That's exactly when our best writers should follow their instincts.
Now's a good time to batten down the spoiler hatches.
This is not a drill; I repeat, this is not a drill.
Checking in on Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, and even more Fall 2020 releases.
How the SNES kept me weird but happy during a rough spot in my life.
Modders have hotwired the Paladin, and other classes, right into the game.
A sick new set of armor was hiding inside.
Hades is a great choice, Doom Eternal... less so.
Avoid those pesky copyright claims.
Could we be heading back to Andromeda after all?
See how the two console generations handle Night City.
This week's episode is all about Square Enix.
Go from rags to riches with some proper management.
Rest assured, The Legend of Heroes will survive the 2020 apocalypse.
Pump the brakes on transferring that Shiny Groudon to Pokemon Sword and Shield.
There's gonna be some drama in the wasteland.
It's good to be the King of Xbox.
Larian is learning quite a bit about everyone playing Baldur's Gate 3.
We break down the reasons why Xbox Game Pass is an essential pickup now that the Xbox Series X is here.
The future of Mass Effect shouldn't jet away from the Andromeda galaxy just yet.
Hide, child. Hide in the close, stony embrace of Metapod's exoskeleton.
The Yakuza series treads new ground, finding its next legend in the process.
Our complete breakdown of this week's PS5 and Xbox Series X launch.
A fantastic historical setting is once again weighed down by all the cruft we've come to associate with Assassin's Creed.
A new Mass Effect is also in its early stages.
Brenda Romero and her team are close to launching their take on 1920s Chicago, and it's shaping up to be full of storytelling potential.
GDQ is sticking with social distancing, which means we get another round of off-beat speedrun showcases.
The AVALANCHE wildcat has vowed not to slip into the Lifestream until she's jumped Cloud's bones. Well, that's my headcanon.
As Yakuza's Western fanbase grows, a global launch seems like the right call.
From the "mainstreaming" of RPGs to Japan's revival, here all the ways that the PS4 helped change gaming.
It's a single-player adventure from the makers of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.
THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Cyberpunk 2077 developer stays true to form.
One CD Projekt Red head has reportedly apologized to its employees for comments made on crunch.
To Howard, going to Xbox was a natural next step, not a seismic shift in the games industry.
Everyone's fighting over the Mothercrystals.
It looked like Nvidia was pulling far ahead with GPUs. Now, it might be neck-and-neck.
A stunning upset for the Shadowheart crowd.
The Trails of Cold Steel series is one huge saga, not necessarily four separate stories.
CD Projekt Red is pushing the date on Cyberpunk back yet again.
Kat and Nadia assess the Xbox One's RPG legacy while sharing their thoughts on Pokemon's Crown Tundra DLC.
Many have come over, yet some remain overseas.
You're guaranteed to make new Poke-friends in Sword and Shield's Crown Tundra DLC. (Still, stay away from Stunfisk.)
After the success of 3D All-Stars, this new trend is starting to feel uneasy.
Shadow Dragon, in its original form, but only for a limited time.
It might not be a total overhaul, but it's a spit-shine at the very least.
So long "complete" editions of Pokemon games, you will not be missed.
Looks like 2021 will also hold plenty of horrors.
Pushing the limits of Baldur's Gate 3's physics never gets old.
Cara Ellison has left the project and the studio behind it.
The Mojave has never looked better. Well, besides before the war.
Plus, we let our imaginations run wild in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.
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