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.
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.
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.
You’ve read 10 Upcoming Turn-Based Games for Switch, and you’ve probably seen the Xbox list as well. Now comes the third part in the console trilogy: 10 Upcoming Turn-Based Games for PlayStation. Each of the three lists has ten games for a specific console; now, with this article completing the trilogy, console players have 30 games to look forward to. So, let’s see what PlayStation has to offer.
March. The month we’ve all been waiting for. The final remnants of yesteryear are now out of the way – and 2022 has officially begun. Those New Year resolutions we all said we were going to do? Well, they are back and ready for a new cycle. Alright, this may sound a bit gloomy, but there is still one thing for us to be happy about: All the upcoming games. If you are an Xbox fan and a turn-based fan as well, this is your list. These are the games for you to look forward to – this year and beyond.
In celebration of Woman’s Day 2022 (just a little late), I want to list the ten best and most well-known turn-based games with females in the main role. A few I’m yet to play – still, I thought they looked too good not to write about, and are highly recommended. Also, I’ll focus only on those games where the hero is always female – not those where you can choose to play as one. This means no Pokémon, or anything like that, with character creation. Now, with all that out of the way, here are Ten Games with Female Characters to play today!
Bug Fables is a Paper Mario-like game, that takes all the original elements from the series and puts it in a new game.
Lost Odyssey is the second game from Mistwalker, for their deal with Microsoft. Critically acclaimed for its time, is it still worth playing today?
The Protagonist Ex-1 is a sci-fi turn-based tactical RPG. Angel, the protagonist, wakes up on an alien spaceship, unable to recall anything that has happened before. Now, she must find a way to escape it, while rescuing her team members on the way. While the early access version came out in February – the game has now been fully released. Let’s review The Protagonist Ex-1 core features.
It is interesting to see games contaminating each other, even though different genres. At times it feels like the equivalent of a cinematic universe, like “what if we get a turn-based RPG but with Doom”? But that was a different game, instead, what about a 90s FPS-like narrative in a turn-based action game with RPG elements? Well, that is what Jupiter Hell is here to provide us. Let us rip and tear through it.