Secret of Mana is a broken game that I will always love. Playing through the recent remake forced me to reckon with why that is.
Free-to-play episodic PC action MMO Closers is a complicated game, filled with complicated menus and all sorts of management minutia, but its core appeal is easy to summarize. Anime teens with psychokinetic powers battle an alien invasion. The rest can be sorted out later.
After working on the game for some time, the creators of LUCAH have taken to Kickstarter to fund the rest of horror-inspired light-show’s development. It also has a new trailer that plays like a commercial for glow in the dark magic markers on acid. Clearly there’s something special going on here.
Last week Bandai Namco teased a new game with a lovely hand-painted trailer and the tagline “Prepare to Dine.” Today they officially announce Code Vein, an anime-style post-apocalyptic vampire action RPG that only vaguely resembles the gorgeous animated short that preceeded it.
Despite a unique setting, inventive quests and genuinely creepy vibe, Funcom’s supernatural MMO The Secret World doesn’t get a lot of play, so they’re taking all of the content from that game and putting it into a free-to-play online action RPG called Secret World Legends.
A wondrous combination of martial arts action and BioWare storytelling, Jade Empire is a classic action RPG that could really use a sequel. Perhaps today’s release of Jade Empire: Special Edition on iOS is a step in that direction. Or not.
Recently launched in Founder’s Access, Tree of Savior is an anime style massively multiplayer action role-playing game whose video capture hot key is the same as Steam’s screenshot key. The accidental video that resulted was too lovely to trash.
Japanese high school kids fighting evil in secret. I’ve never heard of that premise before. No, wait. I have.
Released in early 2010, EXE-Create's Japanese action role-playing game Across Age was a turning point in my mobile gaming career — the moment I realized that the types of games I really loved would soon be in my pocket. Across Age II is coming this winter, and I'm positively giddy.
This entire game is the work of developer Dong-kyu Kim. He developed the story, revolving around a lone warrior in Ancient China battling hordes of demonic undead. He created the sharp anime visuals. He composed the music. He built an expansive freemium game with the feel of a Dynasty Warriors title and a brilliantly…
"Mid-core" is a term being bandied about quite a lot lately, indicating the evolution of social games from passive clicking affairs to experiences that flirt with hardcore gameplay while remaining accessible to casual players. Need an example? Play Mob Science's newly-launched Legends: Rise of a Hero.
Over on Hardcore Gaming, there's a new timeline up for reading called "A Brief History of Western Action RPGs". Brief? Are you kidding me?
Darkspore hero Andromeda is one of the 25 heroes coming to EA's strategic action-RPG computer game.
TopWare Interactive snagged the IP and trademark rights to 2003 PC and Xbox action RPG Enclave, with plans to revitalize the series, starting with a remake of the original game for the Nintendo Wii.
Warner Bros. Interactive has tapped the team behind Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath to create The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, co-op action RPG for the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.
It's been nine months since THQ officially announce the Warhammer 40K action RPG Space Marine, and we're finally getting the first screenshots for the game. Are they worth the wait?
Korean developer Gamevil seeks to pack an epic experience into a tiny space with Zenonia, an action roleplaying game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
At least it begins focusing on it, and then quickly devolves into a fight between the Seraphim character and one of the Inquisitors from the game. It's the strangest little transition, really. The narrator at the beginning could have been talking about anything leading up to the fight.
After selling more than 1.8 million copies of the first game, Ascaron Entertainment returns to the world of Ancaria with the release of their new action RPG Sacred 2: Fallen Angel.