Charlie Norris

Sea of Stars

10 Switch Games to Look Forward to in 2023

Charlie Norris

How the time has flown. It felt like the new year had just started, and now look, we are at ...

Top 10 Hidden Gems

10 PC Indie Turn-based Hidden Gems Released in 2022

Charlie Norris

Once again, it is that time of the year when every single big game under the sun releases. It is ...

The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero Review

Charlie Norris

It wasn’t that long ago since I played my first Legend of Heroes game: Trails of Cold Steel IV. From ...

Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Available on Xbox Pass

Top Turn-Based Games you can play with Xbox Game Pass – 2022 – Part II

Charlie Norris

Here’s the second part of all the games available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers as of June 8, 2022 while ...

Turn-Based Games on Xbox Game Pass – 2022 – Part 1

Charlie Norris

Like any other subscription service, Game Pass has an ever-rotating selection of great games. So, if you read my previous ...

PAper Mario

Three Series that should return to their Turn-Based Roots

Charlie Norris

Don't know why, but lately I've been thinking about how great the Phantasy Star series used to be. It has rivaled the best turn-based games of the SNES and MegaDrive era; yet, for whatever reason, with the end of that era it too has ended. Sure, there were spinoffs, but nothing continuing the mainline story for almost ten years. When finally Phantasy Star Online came out on the Dreamcast it has ditched everything gamers loved about Phantasy Star - and has moved away from its turn-based roots. It was an MMO - hence "online" in its title.

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2 – review

Charlie Norris

Prinny Presents are collections of classic NIS games re-released on Switch. Like the first part, this, second volume, contains two console products in one convenient package. Those are Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound and ZHP: Unlosing Ranger Vs Darkdeath Evilman. This being my first experience with both, I was really excited, especially about ZHP. Prinny Presents 2 starts with games' selection menu. After choosing one of the two - the players arrive at the specific game's main screen.

Best Turn-Based JRPGs

Blue Pill or Red – The Caligula Effect 2 Review

Charlie Norris

The first Caligula Effect came out on PS Vita - with a later, improved Overdose Edition for Switch, PS4 and PC. Unlike its predecessor, The Caligula Effect 2 isn't a PS Vita re-release. It's an entirely new adventure, specifically for PS4 and Switch. Its world is also different from that of the first - with only loose ties between them. So, that's okay if you - like me - haven't heard of the series before.

Pit People

7 Comedy Turn-Based Games to Play Today

Charlie Norris

When I think of turn-based games, I think of many things: grand adventures, action, strategy… Rarely do I think of comedy. Sure, many had some great one-liners that made me chuckle. Still, of the ones I've played, the number of those centered around comedy is less than I can count on one hand. That's not to say comedy games don't exist. In fact, they are becoming increasingly frequent in the world of indie. This being the case, I thought it was high time for a list of comedic turn-based games - for when Turn-Based Lovers are in the mood for a laugh.


To glitch or not to glitch – tERRORbane review

Charlie Norris

Bugs - everyone's worst nightmare. Whether crawling on your ceiling, or around your game's logic - no one likes to find a bug. The more there are, the worst it is; that's a fact. But - what if a game is all about bugs? Does this somehow make them non-existent? Or is the game really just a buggy mess, using comedy to disguise how broken it is? tERRORbane is one of many games those main gimmick is being buggy. Lucky for it, I love such games, and was ready to greet with open arms a turn-based RPG that is a buggy mess.