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Shop Watch October 2016

By Russ | October 2, 2016 at 11:10 pm

I declare October is niche title month.

Warhammer: Vermintide is one of October’s opening salvos. The tabletop wargame is now a 4-player co-op action game, which doesn’t seem much like an RPG at all. Huh. Let’s try Paper Mario: Color Splash; which has a release date of October 7. Despite Paper Mario‘s RPG roots this title looks to be more in line with the platforming titles. Welp, that’s strike two.

The following week, Dragon Quest Builders release with it’s action gameplay and world-building… but still doesn’t sound like an RPG. Let’s see, Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkuni? Nope, that’s a Senran Kagura title. PSVR doesn’t seem to have anything… Oh, Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors. Pretty sure this one is a RPG, but despite it being a portable title I wouldn’t play it on the go due to the immense jailbait design.

But don’t worry! The third week sees even more moe design with another HyperDimension Neptunia title; SuperDimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls. Like Criminal Girls, this is a Vita title. Also like Criminal Girls, it’s probably best not played in a public place.

Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky is also seeing a release this week in PS4 and Vita flavors. Exist Archive is a Tri-Ace game, which tend to be pretty good and are actually RPGs. Exist Archive also kicks off a run of titles with wider player-bases, including World of Final Fantasy, a Sword Art Online title, two more Pokemon games, and Final Fantasy XV. Don’t get me wrong – a lot of the tiles released this month are supposed to be pretty good. Dragon Quest Builders and Criminal Girls 2 are said to be solid titles from what I have read. But one’s periphery to RPGs, and the other periphery to playing at work; both things which describe a lot of titles this month.

Have fun, though.



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