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10 MORE Weird and Obscure JRPGs

I can’t get enough of the weird and obscure when it comes to gaming, especially JRPGs! Today I share the 10 MORE of the weirdest and most unique games from my collection that I think deserve some time in the spotlight!

Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs) are a distinct genre of video games originating from Japan, known for their intricate storytelling, immersive worlds, and turn-based combat systems. These games typically follow a narrative-driven structure, often featuring a group of characters embarking on an epic quest to save the world or accomplish a significant goal. JRPGs are characterized by vibrant and diverse settings, ranging from fantastical realms to futuristic landscapes, each meticulously designed to captivate players with their unique visual aesthetics. Central to JRPGs is character development, as players guide their protagonists through a journey of growth, both in terms of abilities and personal connections with other in-game characters. Additionally, JRPGs frequently incorporate complex gameplay mechanics, including skill progression, strategic battles, and often involve a mixture of exploration, puzzle-solving, and interaction with non-player characters. This genre continues to captivate gamers worldwide with its rich narratives, memorable characters, and the opportunity for players to immerse themselves in meticulously crafted virtual worlds.

I have a stupid amount of Cyberpunk 2077 stuff

I was pretty hyped for Cyberpunk 2077 back in 2020 and I have a stupid amount of merchandise for the game. Now that the game is patched and Phantom Liberty DLC is released it is time to share it with you! Have YOU gone back to replay Cyberpunk 2077? Are you hyped for the new DLC?

Cyberpunk 2077 is set in a dystopian future, specifically in the year 2077, in the sprawling metropolis of Night City, California. This city is a vibrant and chaotic blend of towering skyscrapers, neon-lit alleyways, and grimy backstreets. The cityscape is divided into distinct districts, each with its own unique atmosphere and social hierarchy. The corporate heart of Night City, known as City Center, is a gleaming showcase of opulence and excess, where the mega-corporations wield immense power. The bustling and multicultural Watson district is a hub of technological innovation and street-level commerce, while the Pacifica district stands as a stark contrast, having fallen into disrepair and neglect, inhabited by gangs and squatters.

Technology permeates every aspect of life in this world. Cybernetic enhancements are commonplace, allowing individuals to enhance their physical abilities or integrate advanced tech into their bodies. Holographic billboards, flying cars, and robotic NPCs populate the urban landscape, creating a sensory overload of futuristic stimuli. However, beneath the surface glamour lies a seedy underbelly of crime, corruption, and social inequality. Street gangs, fixers, and mercenaries vie for control, while the city’s political landscape is a tangled web of intrigue and backstabbing. In this world, power is a commodity, and survival often means navigating a treacherous path through the tangled web of alliances and betrayals.

Tactical RPG series Shadowrun Trilogy coming to PS4 & PS4

This will be the complete and definitive experience of these story driven tactical RPGs. The Shadowrun Trilogy contains all three games: Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun Dragonfall – Director’s Cut and Shadowrun Hong Kong – Extended Edition. I originally played the first game on my iPad years ago a really loved it. Definitely gives you that 90s computer role playing vibe. Highly recommended!


The Tragedy of Alpha Protocol

GVMERS – More often than not, western role-playing games emphasize two genres—fantasy and science fiction. Developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Sega dared to pursue a different path with their self-proclaimed espionage RPG Alpha Protocol. Yet, in its ambitious attempt to forge a new style of role-playing title, Obsidian faced myriad challenges that ultimately diminished the overall quality of the final product. In turn, Alpha Protocol garnered lukewarm reviews upon release and, consequently, failed to move the needle on the sales charts.

Much of the project’s developmental woes stemmed from poor leadership on the part of both Obsidian and Sega, though the latter especially struggled to find its footing while assisting with the production and budgetary process. Despite the ups and downs, however, Obsidian still managed to deliver a Jason Bourne-style adventure that eventually gained cult status amongst a group of players who saw past Alpha Protocol’s numerous flaws.

Unrefined gunplay, a clunky cover system, and unpolished combat encounters significantly hindered the gameplay mechanics. Enemy AI didn’t fare any better, culminating in a stealth experience that felt half-baked at best and completely uninspired at its worst. These shortcomings aside, the reactivity of Alpha Protocol’s game-world, coupled with its branching narrative paths, turned the 2010 title into a modern cult classic, one that fans are eager to see return as a sequel. Unfortunately, the lackluster sales performance caused Sega to abandon the spy property before it had even spent a few months on the market.

This is the tragedy of Alpha Protocol.

The Outer Worlds Switch Review: Ambitious But Ultimately Not Good Enough

Digital Foundry – Not much has been seen of The Outer Worlds prior to launch – but with developer Virtuos claiming any current-gen console game can be ported to Switch, and with 1080p docked and 720p mobile resolutions announced, we were hopeful of a good conversion. Ultimately, the ambition is there, but the cuts are too many and the final pay-off simply isn’t good enough.