Monark Review

Monark Review

Japanese publisher Furyu has long been working together with NIS America, releasing a number of JRPGs that deal with complex psychological subjects of reality and identity. Not all have reached the Western shores. Those that did, however, presented some interesting design choices. Among those are 2019’s The Caligula Effect and 2017’s Lost Dimension. For 2022, we have Monark, developed by Shinjuku studio Lancarse. It features real time dungeon exploration, turn-based combat – and a smorgasbord of characters that’ve gone off their rockets.

Top 10 Best Turn-Based JRPGs of 2021 on PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4

Top 10 Best Turn-Based JRPGs of 2021 on PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4

There are few video game genres more iconic than the JRPG. The term immediately conjures images of menu-based battles, epic boss fights, and playtimes in the hundreds of hours. Last year saw a lot of stellar JRPGs enter the market including remasters, sequels, and brand-new properties. We’ve picked out the 10 best JRPGs from 2021 on PC, Switch, Xbox One and PS4 – how many have you played?