Octopath Traveler 2 is the newest entry in the Octopath Traveler series. Developed by Square Enix and Acquire Corp, this RPG embraces the halcyon days of eight-bit gaming, when role-playing titles offered complex stories, smart characters and challenging tactical combat.
This week Modern Gamer Marie Brownhill examines Frigato: Shadows of the Caribbean which is currently in Early Access on Steam. In Frigato, players are the captain of a motley crew of sea rogues who are trying to beat the British Royal Navy to the Caribbean’s most valuable treasure.
Dave the Diver is an RPG about a guy named Dave who splits his time between exploring the ocean’s depths and trying to run his seaside sushi restaurant and bar. Both the ocean exploration and restaurant management parts of Dave the Diver support each other and makes the whole title a true delight.
Jagged Alliance 3 does everything it possibly can to be just like the classic Jagged Alliance 2 and not the many lackluster non-mainline sequels that came before it. For the most part, it accomplishes that goal, bringing one of the best turn-based strategy titles ever created into the modern era.
Showgunners leans heavily into its turn-based combat core, offering players nearly constant tactical fighting in levels expertly crafted for that kind of gameplay. It’s set in a dystopian future where contestants fight against an army of convicts in a popular game show, and the losers don’t get any nice parting gifts.
Piggy Gambit is an adorable chess-themed puzzle adventure that includes 50 levels that merge chess, box puzzles and flow control elements. It seems simple, but also has a surprising amount of depth.
Doomblade is an amazing Metroidvania with a uniquely good combat and control scheme that’s completely different from many similar titles. This is one slick shooter that is not to be missed for those who enjoy Metroidvanias.
Our reviewer enjoys party games that he can play in couch co-op with his friends and family, and he was delighted to find that Chickenoidz Super Party had launched for the Nintendo Switch and PC. Chickenoidz Super Party is a multiplayer top-down arena shooter for up to four players.
Giants have always been brutal enemies in Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. The new Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants compendium from Wizards of the Coast not only adds plenty of lore and treasure for those massive creatures.
Dynopunk is quite the mix of different concepts and genres. It’s basically a story-based title with management tasks mixed in. And it’s set in a totally cyberpunk world, but one filled with dinosaurs.