Fable Anniversary Review

Fable Anniversary

Developer: Lionhead Studios
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Released on Sep 12, 2014

Fable Anniversary is a fully-remastered rendition of Fable: The Lost Chapters using the Unreal engine, giving the original 2005 game a fresh new coat of paint. After 20 years, long-time Fable fans will once again, get to relive the birth of a legendary hero, in their own image. And this hero’s destiny shall be carefully molded through the player’s actions: by committing a series of good or evil deeds.

Genre: A Single-Player Fantasy RPG

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Do you make a game better?

by Paul Gestl

Games let us become heroes of our time. We fight the bad guys, find true love, and save the world, all in a day’s work. But before we do any of that, we have to pick a hairstyle that looks like a badass anime protagonist, hopefully without having to buy any DLCs.

Screenshot by IG/CC BY 2.0

Character customization has become a staple of many RPGs and other sorts of games that you wouldn’t expect as an option. But in reality, what does a bunch of attractive aesthetics actually do for players of a game?
From a technical standpoint, next to nothing.

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West of Loathing Review

West of Loathing

Developer: Asymmetric
Publisher: Same as Above
Released on Aug 10, 2017

West of Loathing is a comedic stick-figure RPG taking place in the Kingdom of Loathing, where demon cows terrorize ranchers, skeletons rise out of their graves, and bandits cause trouble for the local towns. What kind of crazy adventures await you in the wild west? One thing’s certain; you’ll be wearing many hats, as the Cowboys once did in style.

Genre: An Indie Adventure RPG

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review

Developer: Big Huge Games, 38 Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released on Feb 07, 2012

From the creators of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Kingdoms of Amalur is an open-world RPG taking place in the midst of a war between immortals and mortals. And as predicted, you’re the chosen one, the first warrior to be brought back to life. Choose your own fate and evolve your character using the one and only Destiny system. 

Genre: An Action-RPG Title

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Review

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
Publisher: Ubisoft
Released on Oct 16, 2017

Once again, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman are back in this sequel to The Stick of Truth. Disguised as their alter-egos, Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Super Craig, and The Coon, the boys are on an epic quest to return a missing cat, in hopes of launching a superhero franchise to become famous. But not everything is as it seems, given this is South Park, which is known for its disturbing twists on pop culture.

Genre: 2D-Grid RPG

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