Child of Light Battle System

From D&D to Today: The Shifts of Turn-Based Combat in RPGs

Murillo Zerbinatto

In the old days, saying that an RPG was turn-based sounded redundant. After all, the inspiration for electronic games came ...

XCOM Chimera Squad

Existential Tactics: Dissecting the XCOM-like

Boris Bezdar

It’s been a tough battle, but it seems you’ll manage alright. Probably the last baddie remains—you just have to find ...


XCOM 3 – Everything we know so far

Marcello TBL

It’s been 5 years since XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, and for fans of the turn-based strategy game, it ...

The Lord of the Rings Third Age

The Final Fantasy-style Lord of the Rings Video Game You Most Likely Don’t Know About

Kamiab Ghorbanpour

I got into reading back when I was attending elementary school. Sempé’s Le Petit Nicolas was the series that turned ...

Doom RPG

Doom RPG – Welcome to Nokia hell

Damiano Gerli

Movies inspired by video games often feel like a quick cash-grab, carried out by producers and directors who never seem to understand the source material. Many a passionate gamer has suffered through cinematic wrecks such as the countless Resident Evil sequels, Street Fighter: The Revenge of Chun-li, Double Dragon or - sigh - Alone in the Dark.

Buck Rogers SSI RPG

Buck Rogers – The RPG Series: from Doomsday to Matrix

Damiano Gerli

Buck Rogers is a rather peculiar sci-fi property, being almost a hundred years old. While everyone has heard of it at least once in their lifetime, actually knowing something from the series? That's another pair of rocket jockeys for sure. This is also because the character went through several reinventions, after debuting in a comic strip series in 1928. At first, William Rogers is a mine worker who falls prey to a job accident, ending up trapped in suspended animation. He is subsequently reawakened in 2412 and comes across Wilma Deering, saving her from an attack by a ferocious beast.

X-Piratez X-COM Mod

When X-COM Goes Apocalyptic: A Look at X-Piratez, A Mod Not For The Faint Of Heart


There’s a severe difference between the X-COM games of today and the classic titles from the nineties. But today we’ll ...

Divinity Original Sin 2 Why Playing it

Why Divinity Original Sin 2 is a Masterpiece of Narrative and Game Design


Let’s get one thing out of the way: I’m a relatively recent convert to the CRPG genre. Not RPGs in ...