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.

On The Radar – Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Games of February 2022

On The Radar – Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Games of February 2022

Well, I’ve got two good news for you!
The first one is that this time you won’t have to read one of my (in)famous introductions, so you can go straight to reading the list of the upcoming releases!
The second one is that this month is going to be very very rich, with games for almost every taste. True – most of them are indie projects. This, however, certainly doesn’t mean they won’t be able to catch your attention.
Extravagance and originality are the leitmotif of the month! So much so that we could find games where the hero is called Hiro, where the main quest is to go and get some sugar, or where you can fight foes by playing on a banjo.
Ah, what would life be without a little foolishness?