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Saturday - July 13, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Top 20 upcoming turn-based JRPGs

by Hiddenx, 20:44

The Turn Based Lovers compiled a list of upcoming J-RPGs:

Top Upcoming Turn-Based JRPGs 2024 up to 2026

HERE ARE ALL THE MOST SIGNIFICANT JRPGS WITH A SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE BETWEEN 2024 AND 2026:

JRPGs are by far my favorite genre of games. This preference stems from a very long time ago when the PlayStation was churning out title after title, each one better than the last. Those were the years of Final Fantasy VII, Legend of Dragoon, Shadow Hearts, Dragon Quest, Xenogears, and many others.

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CLAIR OBSCUR: EXPEDITION 33
QUARTET
PENNY BLOOD
ARMED FANTASIA
MARIO & LUIGI: BROTHERSHIP
LIGHT FAIRYTALE EPISODE 3
SWORD OF CONVALLARIA
GUNS UNDARKNESS
DECAPOLICE
ALZARA: RADIANT ECHOES
SACRIFIRE
DEMONSCHOOL
BLOOMTOWN: A DIFFERENT STORY
PERSONA 6
PHANTOM BRAVE: THE LOST HERO
LUMENTALE: MEMORIES OF TREY
METAPHOR: REFANTAZIO
PRISMA
LEGENDS OF STARKADIA
LOST HELLDEN

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Thursday - July 11, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Turn-Based Games July 2024

by Hiddenx, 21:24

The Turn Based Lovers present games of their favourite genre:

NEW RPGS AND STRATEGY GAMES RELEASING IN JULY 2024 – VIDEO

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Monday - July 08, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly RPG News

by Hiddenx, 17:02

Everything turn-based:

EVERYTHING TURN-BASED: WEEKLY RPG NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RELEASES 6 JULY 2024

The Weekly RPG recap is here again this week. Are you excited? You probably couldn’t care less, especially if you’re happily at the beach or enjoying your weekend in whatever way you prefer. However, if you’re a hardcore gamer who is always on the lookout for the latest news and announcements, then you’ll be very happy with this article that I’ve been working on for some time now.

This week saw no major releases; the only one worth mentioning is the grand strategy game Kingdom, Dungeon, and Hero, which we introduced a few weeks ago and is now available on PC. So, keeping the new releases aside for this week, let’s dive into the news and announcements.

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Friday - July 05, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Indie Showcase

by Hiddenx, 19:53

The Turn Based Lovers present 10 indie RPGs:

Indie Showcase: 10 Top NEW Promising Turn-Based RPGs 2024

Timestamps
00:00 Intro
00:24 Sand Nomands
01:03 Deathtower
02:03 Pennon and Battle
03:19 Kingdom, Dungeon, and Hero
04:22 Hermetica
05:15 Fight Life: Vanguard
06:41 ALZARA Radiant Echoes
07:58 Shuffle Tactics
08:57 Claymores of the Lost Kingdom
09:37 Lair of the Leviathan

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Sunday - June 30, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly RPG News

by Hiddenx, 13:55

Everything turn-based:

EVERYTHING TURN-BASED: WEEKLY RPG NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RELEASES 29 JUNE 2024

Perhaps the week’s most important news is that the Summer Sale has started, and there are really incredible deals to be had. For example, if you’re a fan of strategy games, take a look here, and in the coming days, I’ll prepare an article with some RPGs that you absolutely must get. But now let’s see what happened this week regarding announcements, news, and releases.

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Saturday - June 22, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly RPG News

by Hiddenx, 18:42

Everything turn-based:

EVERYTHING TURN-BASED: WEEKLY RPG NEWS AND RELEASES 22 JUNE 2024

Summer has just begun here in Italy, but I have just returned from my 10-day vacation, which caused the weekly recap to be skipped for two weeks. Now, I am finally back in action, so as usual, let’s take a look at all the major news, announcements, and new RPG releases from the past few days.

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Saturday - June 15, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - 10 new turn-based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 11:17

The Turn Based Lovers present games of their favourite genre:

10 NEW TURN-BASED RPG ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALL THE LATEST “WOW” ANNOUNCEMENTS IN TERMS OF RPGS AND STRATEGY GAMES

The Summer Fest 2024 events were truly vibrant and packed with new RPG announcements. I’ve seen some grumbling about the Triple-A titles, but when it comes to indie games, there’s not much to complain about. In fact, we Turn Based Lovers had a particularly good showing this year.

Yeah, we did great, especially with the announced RPGs, which caught my eye. Meanwhile, I’m still on vacation, juggling Next Fest demos, taking dips in the water, and sipping drinks on the beach, but here I am, putting together a list of the most promising titles that were showcased during the events.

Summer Game Fest has risen from the ashes of the now-defunct E3, promising events, announcements, and special evenings all summer long, culminating in the closing night at Gamescom in August.

There were a ton of indie projects presented, and I’ve picked out 10 turn-based RPGs that you should definitely add to your wishlist right away.

LOST HELLDEN
PROJECT DOSA
AMONG THE STARS
WILD TACTICS
PRISMA
DWELLINK: WAR OF THE NINE
ETERNAL ECLIPSE
FORGOTTEN BUT UNBROKEN
HAPPY BASTARDS
CLAIR OBSCUR: EXPEDITION 33

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Friday - June 14, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Steam Next Fest RPGs to try

by Hiddenx, 17:31

The Turn Based Lovers recommend these RPGs:

TOP 10 TURN-BASED RPGS YOU MUST TRY DURING THE STEAM NEXT FEST OF JUNE 2024

TRY OUT THESE PC DEMOS AND THANK ME LATER…
Actually, I’m on vacation, and it’s my first one in 7 long years. I’m writing this article from my laptop in a charming seaside apartment we’ve rented for the 10 days we’re here. This laptop will also be my companion as I dive into some demos from the Steam Next Fest, running until the 17th of June.

The popular gaming platform has become a hub of festivals, which I don’t mind at all. During these events, there’s always something new to try or a great deal to snag. However, the Next Fest stands out as the ultimate festival—packed with announcements and demos of both AAA and indie titles.

For those who frequently visit our site or Valve’s portal, you know that the Next Fest offers a vast array of new titles to try, and it’s easy to miss out on a game you’ve been eagerly anticipating because many of these demos are only available during the festival.

So, as usual, I’m here to give a rundown of some of the most interesting PC titles I’ll be trying out, and maybe you should too.

GRIFFORD ACADEMY
METAL SLUG TACTICS
KRIEGSFRONT TACTICS
LOST IN THE OPEN
DARK PACT
HIDDEN PASS
SPACE ORDER MINE
SWORDHAVEN: IRON CONSPIRACY
DEMONSCHOOL
RUNE COLISEUM

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Monday - June 10, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Upcoming Turn-Based Games

by Hiddenx, 17:02

The Turn Based Lovers present games of their favourite genre:

TOP 6 UPCOMING TURN-BASED TACTICS RPGS OF 2024

INDIE SHOWCASE – 10 OF LATEST AND MOST PROMISING TURN-BASED RPGS

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Saturday - June 01, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Turn-Based Games June 2024

by Hiddenx, 20:35

The Turn Based Lovers present games of their favourite genre:

TOP TURN-BASED RPGS AND STRATEGY GAMES OF JUNE 2024

THE MOST RELEVANT RELEASES ON PC, SWITCH, PLAYSTATION, AND XBOX

We are in June, and I know many of you are eagerly awaiting the new version of the fifth chapter of Shin Megami Tensei. I am, too, since I don’t have a Nintendo Switch, so this PC version is just perfect. But note that it’s not just Shin Megami Tensei this month. Accompanying the Atlus title, there are some other interesting titles: a remastered version of the first chapter of a famous JRPG, an interesting 4X strategy game with highly inspired graphics, a HOMM-like game, and a survival RPG that shouldn’t be underestimated.

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SONGS OF SILENCE
FIELD OF GLORY: KINGDOMS
THE ANCIENTS
SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI V: VENGEANCE
MONSTER HUNTER STORIES REMASTER
INTERREGNUM: FALSE PROPHET
PENNON AND BATTLE
DRAGON ECLIPSE

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Monday - May 20, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly RPG News

by Hiddenx, 08:07

Everyting turn-based:

EVERYTHING TURN-BASED – WEEKLY RPG NEWS AND RELEASES – 19 MAY 2024

TURN-BASED RPGS AND STRATEGY GAMES OF THE LAST WEEK PLUS SOME TBL WEBSITE UPDATES

Welcome to a new Weekly RPG Recap! Before diving into the latest news and releases from the past week, I’d like to share a quick update. Over the last few days, I’ve been working on refreshing the site and updating various sections with new descriptions and photos. It’s a slow process that I fit into my spare moments. Regarding the content, I’ve decided to dedicate as much time as possible to overviews because Turn Based Lovers started with them and should continue in that direction. I believe this content is the best way to highlight titles that often go unnoticed, and it’s also what I enjoy doing the most.

I commit to releasing at least one list per week and covering any last-minute news, followed by this weekly recap to ensure nothing slips through the cracks. Reviews will keep coming, courtesy of TBL contributors. That said, if anyone is interested in contributing to articles (reviews, lists, interviews, and more), feel free to contact me at info@turnbasedlovers.com.

  • ALZARA – A Tribute To JRPG Classics
  • 4X Ice-Age Strategy Game The Ancients
  • One-Inch Tactics Launching In A Few Days
  • Comedic Deckbuilder SerialWorld Announced
  • Electrifying New VR Tactics Experience
  • Tactical Roguelite Monster Catching Arrives On Nintendo Switch
  • Don’t Miss This Acclaimed 4X Strategy….For Free
  • Story-Driven RPG Wildermyth Launches Its New DLC
  • Unique RPG Athenian Rhapsody Available On PC And Consoles
  • Card-Based Rogue-Lite Spellcats Available
  • Tactical RPG Wantless Now In Its 1.0 VersionTactical Roguelite Revelatio Now On PCCrazy Colorful Roguelite Break 
  • The Loop Available
  • Legendary Strategy Games Now Available On Steam
  • SCP Operations Now On PCTraditional Roguelike The Land Beneath Us Available On PC And Consoles
  • First-Person Dungeon Crawler StarCrawlers Chimera Now Out Of Early Access

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Monday - May 13, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly RPG News

by Hiddenx, 16:36

Everyting turn-based:

EVERYTHING TURN-BASED – WEEKLY RPG NEWS & RELEASES – 12 MAY 2024

Weekly Recap RPG News And Releases

Even this week brings another edition of my Weekly RPG Recap. I said, “Even this week,” because lately, there’s no consistency in my daily routine; my schedule is packed, and I’ve been running around non-stop, trying to keep up with everything. While my day-to-day may be unpredictable, one thing that remains a constant is the steady flow of news, announcements, and weekly releases related to RPGs and strategy games.

I’ve rounded up plenty of news this week, and I’m eager to dive in, but before we get started, if you haven’t already, make sure to follow us on Google News. This way, you’ll always be in the loop with all our latest updates. Let’s kick off the weekly recap.

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Saturday - May 11, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Indie turn-based Games

by Hiddenx, 21:35

The Turn Based Lovers are always good for a new list:

10 INCREDIBLY GOOD INDIE TURN-BASED RPGS AND STRATEGY GAMES YOU PROBABLY MISSED

HERE ARE SOME OF THE BEST INDIE GAMES RELEASED IN 2024 THAT YOU SHOULD TRY ON PC

For those looking for something new to play, your friendly Italian neighborhood is here to bring you some of the most interesting Indie RPGs and Strategy games that you might have missed and should definitely try.

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to keep up with all the releases, especially in the indie games world, but thankfully there’s TBL. After all, my project started as a collection of semi-unknown videogames, and that continues to be the main goal of the project I’m carrying forward.

Today, I’ve decided to do a quick check and include in this article 10 of the most recent indie titles; you’ll find RPGs, roguelites, strategy games, and a mix of interesting genres.

CHRONO ARK
CLASH II
TENDRYLL
REVIVAL: RECOLONIZATION
INKULINATI
SLICE & DICE
CUREOCITY
INKBOUND
MORTAL GLORY 2
NEMIRE

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Saturday - May 04, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Turn-Based Games May 2024

by Hiddenx, 15:13

The Turn Based Lovers present games of their favourite genre:

THAT’S THE BEST MAY 2024 HAS TO OFFER IN TERMS OF TURN-BASED RPGS AND STRATEGY GAMES

It seems like May could easily be one of the best months of 2024 for a host of promising RPGs and strategy games ready to launch on PC. Today, I’ve gathered some of the most interesting ones, and I assure you that if you’re a fan of the genre, it will be hard not to find something tempting.

A new title in the King Arthur series, some very interesting roguelites, significant strategy games like Songs of Conquest (to which I will certainly dedicate many hours), and then two very interesting tactical games, one that puts us in the shoes of superheroes and the other catapults us into the past, and right alongside all this abundance, there’s also the release of a retro RPG you absolutely need to check out. But to find out more, you’ll need to read the article. Let’s go:

KING ARTHUR: LEGION IX – 9 MAY
ROGUE VOLTAGE – 10 MAY E.A.
STARCRAWLERS CHIMERA – 13 MAY
SONGS OF CONQUEST – 20 MAY
SONGS OF SILENCE – 23 MAY E.A.
WIZARDRY: PROVING GROUNDS OF THE MAD OVERLORD – 23 MAY
SPELLCATS: AUTO CARD TACTICS – 17 MAY
C.A.R.D.S. RPG: THE MISTY BATTLEFIELD – 23 MAY
CROWN WARS – 23 MAY
CAPES – 29 MAY
SKALD: AGAINST THE BLACK PRIORY – 30 MAY

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Tuesday - April 30, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Well made Combat Systems

by Hiddenx, 17:47

Which turn based games feature good combat systems? The Turn Based Lovers have the answer:

10 GAMES FEATURING AN AMAZING TURN-BASED COMBAT SYSTEMS

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a significant evolution in video games, particularly in turn-based games. Much of this innovation stems from indie developers who, with great originality and a dash of madness, manage to introduce innovative and engaging mechanics that often become benchmarks of the genre, inspiring many other game studios.

It started with classic tabletop games and eventually evolved into the video games that we know and love today. From hardcore, turn-based RPGs such as Darkest Dungeon to classics such as Worms: Armageddon, these are just some of the best combat systems in turn-based games.

SLAY THE SPIRE
DARKEST DUNGEON
CASSETTE BEASTS
BATTLE BROTHERS
WORMS: ARMAGEDDON
FINAL FANTASY: TACTICS
SEA OF STARS
DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2
STEAMWORLD HEIST
INTO THE BREACH

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Saturday - April 27, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly RPG News

by Hiddenx, 18:19

Everyting turn-based:

EVERYTHING TURN-BASED – WEEKLY RPG NEWS AND RELEASES – 27 APRIL 2024

BATTLESECTOR, METAPHOR REFANTAZIO, EIYUDEN CHRONICLE, AND LOTS OF ANNOUNCEMENTS, NEWS, AND RELEASES

Here we are at the last RPG Recap of April 2024. Let’s see what happened before we dive into next month, which also promises a slew of exciting new releases that I’ll showcase on Wednesday in an article dedicated to all of May’s releases.

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Friday - April 26, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Immersive Worlds

by Hiddenx, 17:26

Which turn based games feature immersive worlds? The Turn Based Lovers have the answer:

10 TURN-BASED RPGS WITH MOST IMMERSIVE WORLDS

BALDUR’S GATE 3
SUNDAY GOLD
MUTANT YEAR ZERO: ROAD TO EDEN
COLONY SHIP: A POST-EARTH ROLEPLAYING GAME
STELLAR TACTICS
SHADOWRUN RETURNS
WASTELAND 3
WARHAMMER 40,000: ROGUE TRADER
FELVIDEK
SEA OF STARS

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Friday - April 19, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Top Indie RPGs

by Hiddenx, 18:19

The Turn Based Lovers are always good for a new list:

TOP 15 LATEST INDIE RPGS YOU SHOULD PLAY IN 2024 ON PC

2024 isn’t even half over yet, and there are already tons of great turn-based games to play. Whether you’re looking for a brand-new title like Anomaly Collapse or have games like Rogue Trader or Shattered Heaven still waiting from last year, there’s no shortage of fun, adventure, and challenge to be had.

  • THE THAUMATURGE
  • SHATTERED HEAVEN
  • WARHAMMER 40,000: ROGUE TRADER
  • ANOMALY COLLAPSE
  • BROKEN ROADS
  • TERRA MEMORIA
  • GOBLIN STONE
  • ZORIA: AGE OF SHATTERING
  • PIXEL NOIR
  • ARCHAELUND
  • LEGENDS OF AMBERLAND II: THE SONG OF TREES
  • COLONY SHIP: A POST-EARTH ROLE PLAYING GAME
  • INKBOUND
  • FELVIDEK
  • SUBTERRAIN: MINES OF TITAN

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Sunday - April 14, 2024

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Turn Based Lovers - #TurnBasedThursday

by Hiddenx, 16:44

The Turn Based Lovers present games from #TurnBasedThursday:

15 MOST ANTICIPATED RPGS, STRATEGY, AND ROGUELITES FROM #TURNBASEDTHURSDAY FEST 2024

SOME OF THE MOST PROMISING RPGS, STRATEGY GAMES, AND ROGUELITES CHOSEN FROM 350 PARTICIPANTS

In case you haven’t heard, the #turnbasedthursdayfest was held last week (4-8 April), and we are now in the final hours. This celebration of turn-based games was created by the turnbasedthursday team in collaboration with Steam! They’ve hand-picked over 350 games to be featured, many of which have discounts and demos available.

We love looking ahead to see what great turn-based games are on the horizon, and there’s been no shortage of exciting titles to showcase during the event. These are some of my most-anticipated games launching in 2024, many of which are from indie and solo developers! Wishlist them, try the demos, and let me know your thoughts.

SONGS OF SILENCE
UNTRAVELED LANDS: CHANTICO
SKYGARD ARENA
DEAD SEASON
DEAD UNDERWORLD
AETHERMANCER
EVERY DAY WE FIGHT
ESCAPE THE MAD EMPIRE
IRONHIVE
TRASH OF THE TITANS
NORTHWIND
ARCHREBEL TACTICS
THOSE WHO RULE
SLAVES OF MAGIC
WANDERER’S SIGIL: DICE-FUELED ADVENTURE

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Thursday - April 04, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Turn-Based Games April 2024

by Hiddenx, 17:51

The Turn Based Lovers present games of their favourite genre:

TOP NEW TURN-BASED RPGS AND STRATEGY GAMES OF APRIL 2024

It’s April, and beyond the usual remarks about time flying, let’s dive into the most interesting upcoming releases for Turn-Based RPGs and Strategy games. Although not numerous, this selection includes titles I’ve been eagerly awaiting and others that might be this month’s dark horses.

April could be a significant month for RPGs, with one of the most anticipated isometric cRPGs finally launching after several delays, Square Enix returning to its turn-based roots with a new installment in a famous series, and the debut of a title I’m particularly excited for in 2024, serving as a spiritual successor to one of the greatest JRPGs ever. So, let’s start our list of the most interesting releases of April 2024.

  • BROKEN ROADS
  • REVIVAL: RECOLONIZATION
  • HEADQUARTERS: WORLD WAR II
  • ANOMALY COLLAPSE
  • DREAM TACTICS
  • VERTICAL KINGDOM
  • NEXUS 5X
  • EIYUDEN CHRONICLES: HUNDRED HEROES
  • SAGA EMERALD BEYOND

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Sunday - March 31, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Indie Turn Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 08:27

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a new list of their favourite genre:

TOP 10 INDIE TURN-BASED RPGS I CAN’T WAIT TO PLAY

I’m keenly anticipating a myriad of titles, particularly this year. However, today, I’ve chosen to spotlight those that may have been somewhat overlooked yet are undeniably worthy and deserve a place on your wishlist, too.

We delve broadly into the realm of RPGs, covering a spectrum from JRPGs and isometric CRPGs to strategy RPGs and beyond within this selection. The majority of these gems are slated for a tentative release around 2024, promising a year rich in diversity and depth within the RPG genre.

BLOOMTOWN: A DIFFERENT STORY
SANDWALKERS
INTERREGNUM CHRONICLES
PLAGUE LORDS
FRETLESS – THE WRATH OF RIFFSON
NEW ARC LINE
MY FAMILIAR
THE NECROMANCER’S TALE
TWILIGHT WARS
QUARTET

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Sunday - March 24, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Upcoming Indie turn-based tactical RPGs

by Hiddenx, 07:21

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a new list of their favourite genre:

Top 15 Upcoming Indie Turn-Based Tactical RPGs of 2024

Timestamps
00:00 Intro
00:25 C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield
01:19 Broken Roads
02:13 SKALD: Against The Black Priory
03:04 Zodiac Legion
04:03 Sword of Convallaria
05:20 Project Haven
06:45 Capes
07:41 Hexxen: Hunters
09:13 Prelude Dark Pain
10:12 Arco
11:18 Kriegsgfront Tactics
11:54 Those Who Rule
12:53 Urban Strife
14:00 Dream Tactics
15:10 The White Raven
16:06 Outro

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Sunday - March 10, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly RPG News

by Hiddenx, 08:52

The Turn Based Lovers look back at this week:

EVERYTHING TURN-BASED – WEEKLY RPG NEWS RECAP 09/03/2024

Here we are again with another weekly recap regarding RPGs and Strategy Games with turn-based mechanics. This week (possibly even more so than the previous one) has been filled with numerous developments in the world of our cherished turn-based games.

There have been major releases, news, and announcements, and sadly, a project was canceled after being released in early access. So, without further delay, let’s dive into the weekly recap.

  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
  • Eldgear
  • Dark Sky
  • Unforetold: Witchstone
  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister
  • Athena Crisis
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak
  • Persona 3 Reload
  • Rise of Peles
  • Ludus Mortis
  • Lord Ambermaze
  • SaGa Emerald Beyond
  • Unicorn Overlord
  • Stolen Realm
  • Tactical Breach Wizards
  • Dream Tactics

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Friday - March 01, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Turn Based RPGs of March

by Hiddenx, 17:52

A new month - a new list of The Turn Based Lovers:

TURN-BASED RPGS OF MARCH 2024: WHAT’S NEW TO PLAY

Mamma Mia is the typical Neapolitan Exclamation for something extraordinary or very relevant, and it fits perfectly when learning about March 2024 Turn-Based RPGs, strategy games, and rogue-lites releases.

I’ll summarize everything I think is worth considering this month. There are some very interesting RPGs, tactical games tested in demos that really impressed me, original roguelites, and even a strategy game that could become a worthy rival of Civilization. Get comfortable because we’re starting.

MORTAL GLORY 2
THE THAUMATURGE
CLASSIFIED: FRANCE ’44
ZORIA: AGE OF SHATTERING
UNICORN OVERLORD
GOBLIN STONE
CROWN WARS: THE BLACK PRINCE
HIGHWATER
THE LEGEND OF LEGACY HD REMASTERED
BREACHWAY
MILLENNIA
FELVIDEK
SUBTERRAIN: MINES OF TITAN

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Wednesday - February 21, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - February 2024 RPGs

by Hiddenx, 20:15

The Turn Based Lovers present turn based RPGs:

Top 10 Best Turn-Based RPGs And Roguelites of February 2024

Timestamps
00:00 Intro
0:39 Moonbreaker
1:21 Hellcard
2:04 Persona 3: Reload
3:00 Pixel Noir
3:58 Spellrogue
4:40 Clash II
6:07 Firefrost
6:50 SCP: The Expedition
7:35 Solium Infernum
8:22 Tamarak Trail
9:14 Outro

Thursday - February 15, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Innovative Deck Builders

by Hiddenx, 21:34

The Turn Based Lovers present some innovative Deck Builders:

THE MOST INNOVATIVE TURN-BASED DECK BUILDERS

The deck-building genre, particularly the rogue-like deck-builder subgenre, has become tremendously
popular ever since the release of Slay The Spire and the abundance of clones that rushed to capitalize
on its success.

While many deck-builders attempt to clone Slay The Spire’s formula, there are a handful of games
that make an effort to innovate on its gameplay and structure. Of course, not every deck-builder
takes inspiration from Slay The Spire, which itself took inspiration from tabletop games such as
Dominion is extremely reminiscent of the niche indie title Dream Quest.

SLAY THE SPIRE
ACROSS THE OBELISK
MARVEL’S MIDNIGHT SUNS
BENEATH ORESA
GRIFTLANDS
MONSTER TRAIN
COBALT CORE
WILDFROST
INSCRYPTION

[...]

CONCLUSION
Deck-builders have become so popular and release with such frequency that it’s easy to miss the few fresh and innovative experiences that are released every year. However, these games each offer something new and interesting in an over-crowded market.

While it could be argued that games such as Dream Quest and even Dominion (an innovative tabletop deck-builder with a Steam version) are arguably among the most innovative deck-builders out there, these games arguably offer more streamlined experiences for modern audiences.

If there’s a hidden gem deck-building game that didn’t make it to this list,  be sure to let us know on Discord, Twitter, and on our YouTube channel.

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Sunday - February 04, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Top 20 best turn-based RPGs of 2024

by Hiddenx, 10:03

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a new list of their favourite genre:

TOP 20 Best Turn-Based RPGs Of 2024 - PC PlayStation Xbox Switch

Timestamps
00:00 Intro
00:32 Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
01:43 Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes
02:31 Persona 3: Reload
03:29 Crown Wars: The Black Prince
04:24 Reverse Collapse
05:39 Zoria: Age of Shattering
06:36 SKALD: Against The Black Priory
07:18 Demonschool
08:12 Suikoden Remaster
09:53 Urban Strife
11:13 Unicorn Overlord
12:22 New Arc Line
13:47 Metaphor Refantazio
15:20 Bloomtown
16:13 Dark Deity II
17:34 Decapolice
18:45 Grifford Academy
20:06 Sky Oceans: wings For Hire
20:54 MENACE
22:36 The White Raven
23:36 Outro

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Saturday - January 20, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Top 10 Strategy Games of 2023

by Hiddenx, 08:58

The Turn Based Lovers made a top list for turn-based strategy games of 2023:

TOP 10 TURN-BASED STRATEGY GAMES OF 2023

SPELLFORCE: CONQUEST OF EO
GALACTIC CIVILIZATIONS IV: SUPERNOVA
REVIVAL: RECOLONIZATION
BATTLE FOR WESNOTH
VICTORIA 3
MASTER OF MAGIC: RISE OF THE SOULTRAPPED
JAGGED ALLIANCE 3
THE LAMPLIGHTERS LEAGUE
UNITY OF COMMAND 2
SECOND FRONT

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Monday - January 15, 2024

Turn Based Lovers - Turn-Based RPGs releasing in January

by Hiddenx, 11:08

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of upcoming turn-based RPGs:

Top Best Turn-Based RPGs Releasing in January 2024

Timestamps
00:00 Intro
0:32 Archaelund
2:06 Buriebornes 2
2:48 Kingsvein
3:42 All Quiet in the Trenches
5:04 Atlas Wept
7:03 Lonestar
8:11 Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
10:02 Unforetold: Witchstone
11:04 Outro

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Friday - December 22, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Turn-Based Games December 2023

by Hiddenx, 13:40

The Turn Based Lovers present games of their favourite genre:

Top Turn-Based Games Releasing on December 2023

Timestamps
0:00 Introduction
0:40 Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader
1:17 Galactic Civilization IV: Tales of Centauron
2:04 Few Nights More: Genesis
2:44 Emplacement
3:20 Born of Bread
3:59 Legends of Amberland II: The Song of Trees
4:44 Die in the Dungeon: Origins
5:22 Cosplay Club
6:01 Stellaris Nexus
6:42 Wartales, Pirates of Belerion
7:31 Soulash 2
8:18 Outro

Monday - December 18, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Sci-fi RPGs with turn based Combat

by Hiddenx, 18:41

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of sci-fi RPGs with turn based combat:

TOP SCI-FI RPGS WITH TURN BASED COMBAT

The genre of role-playing games is a saturated market, having existed in video game format for decades, and having roots in tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons. Due to the genre’s origins being mostly fantasy-themed ventures, it stands to reason that video games would follow suit in their adaptation of the RPG. While some managed to successfully break the mold in the 90s with games like Fallout, RPGs have remained fantasy-dominant. However, this has changed in recent years, and there’s now an abundance of RPGs for science fiction fans.

From old-school RPGs in the Fallout franchise, to sandbox games developed by small indie teams, there are a variety of fun and engaging experiences on this list that are packed with strong RPG systems and in-depth progression. Most importantly, however, while not all of the games on this list are combat-focused, all of them feature tactical turn-based combat that often rewards players for careful planning and, in the case of grid-based systems, positional awareness.

[...]

10. STAR TRADERS: FRONTIERS
9. QUASIMORPH
8. STELLAR TACTICS
7. COLONY SHIP: A POST-EARTH ROLE PLAYING GAME
6. SPACE WRECK
5. ENCASED
4. WARHAMMER 40,000: ROGUE TRADER
3. WASTELAND 3
2. FALLOUT 2
1. SHADOWRUN RETURNS

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Thursday - December 07, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Top 20 Best Turn-Based Isometric RPGs

by Hiddenx, 20:13

The Turn Based Lovers present their favourite isometric RPGs of 2023:

Top 20 Best Turn-Based Isometric RPGs To Play in 2023 on PC

Timestamps
00:00 Intro
00:38 Divinity: Original Sin 2
01:52 Encased
02:37 Wasteland 3
03:59 Disco Elysium
04:59 Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
05:55 Pillars of Eternity II
07:20 Solasta: Crown of the Magister
08:32 Atom RPG & Trudograd
09:28 Hard West 2
10:17 Expeditions: Rome
11:01 Lost Eidolons
12:25 Jagged Alliance 3
14:13 Triangle Strategy
15:00 Tactics Ogre: Reborn
16:46 Miasma Chronicles
17:48 Wildermyth
19:30 Baldur's Gate 3
20:13 Colony Ship
21:14 Space Wreck
22:10 Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader
23:00 Outro

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Thursday - November 30, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Top 25 Best Roguelites of 2023

by Hiddenx, 20:39

The Turn Based Lovers present their favourite roguelikes of 2023:

Top 25 Best Turn-Based Roguelite Games to Play in 2023

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Monday - October 09, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Turn-Based J-RPGs of 2024

by Hiddenx, 17:08

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of upcoming turn-based J-RPGs:

Top 15 Best NEW Upcoming Turn-Based JRPGs of 2024

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Thursday - July 06, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - July 2023 - Turn Based Games

by Hiddenx, 16:34

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

July 2023 Top Turn-Based RPGs and Strategy Games Releases

Timestamps

  • 0:00 Top Turn-Based RPGs Releasing in July 2023 Intro
  • 0:18 Trails into Reverie
  • 1:07 Atelier Marie: Remake
  • 1:58 Jagged Alliance 3
  • 2:36 The Book of Warriors
  • 3:07 Xenonauts 2
  • 3:56 Cross Tails
  • 4:37 Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes Definite Edition
  • 5:29 Punch Club 2
  • 6:18 Space Cats Tactics
  • 7:10 Great Ambition of the Slimes
  • 8:02 Arcadian Atlas
  • 8:44 Top RPGs & Strategy Games Releasing this month Outro

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Tuesday - June 27, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - June 2023 - Turn Based Releases

by Hiddenx, 18:27

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a top-list of their favourite genre for June 2023:

New Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Games Released Lately | June 2023

0:00 Intro
0:10 Kingsblood
0:38 Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story 2
1:13 The Zone: Stalker Stories
1:47 The Pegasus Expedition
2:29 Deep Blue Fantasy
3:06 The Bookwalker: Thief of Tales
4:00 Vactics
4:44 New PC RPGs & Strategy Games Outro

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Turn Based Lovers - Top 10 Steam Next Fest Demos

by Hiddenx, 18:19

The Turn Based Lovers listed their top demos of the Steam Next Fest:

Top 10 Best Demos to Play During Steam Next Fest June 2023

0:00 Intro
0:18 Waven
0:53 Wargroove 2
1:20 Reverse Collapse
1:52 Sea of Stars
2:25 Lunarlux
2:47 Space Prison
3:16 Bord of Bread
3:45 Arc Seed
4:11 The Black Pepper Crew
4:38 Tactic Legends
5:04 Outro

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Wednesday - May 24, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - May 2023 - Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 19:58

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a top-list of their favourite genre for May 2023:

Top 10 Best NEW Turn-Based RPG You Should Play in May 2023

0:00 Intro
0:12 Age of Wonders 4 | PC, PS5, Xbox Series
1:10 Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 | PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch
2:12 Limbus Company | PC, Mobile
3:07 Cassette Beasts | PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series
4:08 Ash of Gods: The Way | PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile
5:14 Abalon | PC
6:05 Darkest Dungeon 2 | PC
7:06 Showgunners | PC
8:24 Together in Battle | PC
9:29 Miasma Chronicles | PC, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
10:24 Outro

Sunday - May 21, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly Recap

by Hiddenx, 20:11

The Turn Based Lovers compiled their weekly news list:

Weekly Recap Top RPG Gaming News | May 21 2023

Friday - April 28, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - 10 upcoming turn-based Indie-Games

by Hiddenx, 18:07

Turn Based Lovers present 10 upcoming turn-based games (demo available):

10 Upcoming Indie Turn-Based Games with a Demo Available You Should Try

  • 0:00 Best Upcoming Indie Games with a Demo Available Intro
  • 0:14 Kriegsfront Tactics
    If you're a fan of the classic strategy game Front Mission, then you might find a new favorite in Kriegsfront Tactics. This indie title from Toge Production pays homage to many of the distinctive elements that made Square's game so memorable.
  • 0:47 The Foretold: Westmark Legacy
    If dark settings and mystery fascinate you, then The Foretold: Westmark Legacy by Nodbrim Interactive is a must-try. It's a unique blend of investigation, RPG, and card-based gameplay that takes the player on a journey to uncover the dark plots of the city of Burrmouth.
  • 1:42 Empires Shall Fall
    Empires Shall Fall, the turn-based tactics game by Weird Penguin Games, draws inspiration from classic titles, but still delivers a fresh and enjoyable experience.
  • 2:28 Prometheus Wept
    Prometheus Wept is a turn-based RPG that takes place in a post-digital near-future Earth. The game features a hardcore squad-level combat, simultaneous battles between cyberspace and the physical world, meaningful choices, deep character progression, and an advanced crafting system.
  • 3:38 Shattered Heaven
    Shattered Heaven is a single-player card game/RPG hybrid set in a dark fantasy world. It combines card games and roguelikes to make a single-player deck builder, dungeon crawling, and a multi-branch narrative structure.
  • 4:22 Howl
    Howl is a turn-based tactical folktale set in medieval times, featuring a unique "living ink" art style. In this game, a deaf hero sets out on a dangerous quest to find a cure for the "howling plague", a sinister disease that turns those who hear it into feral beasts.
  • 5:22 ASTROMEDA
    ASTROMEDA is an original mix of turn-based and real-time mechanics. It takes inspiration from original titles such as Undertale, Hollow Knight, and Celeste.
  • 6:36 Wantless
    Wantless is a Tactical RPG set in a dystopian future where players take on the role of a Transposer who can enter patients' minds to alleviate their torments.
  • 7:12 My Familiar
    My Familiar, a comedic fantasy buddy cop RPG, just released a playable demo on Steam. This JRPG features demons battling in a city falling down around their ears, with the player taking on the role of a rat creature attempting to climb a tower.
  • 8:12 Shogun Showdown
    I tried the prologue of Roboatino's Shogun Showdown a few days ago and I found it really unique and delightful with its Japanese-Inspired pixel graphics. Essentially, the player moves the hero on a 2D grid and uses the moves made available by the cards they draw from the deck.
  • 9:05 10 Promising Indie Games with a Demo available Outro

Monday - April 17, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly Recap

by Hiddenx, 16:11

The Turn Based Lovers summarize what happened last week in the tacxtical RPG world:

Ogre Battle-Inspired RPG, Cross Tales, Trails into Reverie and more | Weekly Recap April 17th, 2023

Without a doubt, the past week was dominated by Wartales. The RPG developed by Shiro Games made its debut in its 1.0 version on PC, and we had the opportunity to try it out and review it, ultimately placing it in our Top 10 best RPGs of 2023 so far. However, there's more than just Wartales in this Weekly Recap. Below, you'll find some exciting announcements, release dates, and new trailers that you won't want to miss.

Wednesday - March 01, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - March 2023 - Turn Based Games

by Hiddenx, 19:09

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

Top March 2023 Best Upcoming Turn Based RPGs & Strategy Games Releases

Timestamps
0:00 Top Turn-Based RPGs & Strategies releasing in March 2023 Opening
0:28 Sea Wolf Tactics 
1:07 Esperia 
2:34 Infested Fortress 
3:39 Meg's Monster 
5:17 Sanctuary Saga 
6:09 The Last Spell 
7:15 Mato Anomalies 
8:24 The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 
9:48 Stellar Sovereigns 
11:21 Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key 
12:38 Stories From the Outbreak 
13:50 Death Roads: Tournament 
14:48 Top March 2023 Upcoming Videogames Releases Outro

Thursday - February 02, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Top 30 best upcoming Turn-Based Tactics RPGs of 2023 - Part 3

by Hiddenx, 19:10

The Turn Based Lovers present the third part of their top 30 turn based RPGs for 2023:

Top 30 Best Upcoming Turn-Based Tactics RPGs of 2023 | Part 3

Timestamps

0:00 Intro
0:31 Mars Tactics
1:30 Shardpunk: Verminfall
3:30 Xenonauts 2
4:26 Phantom Brigade
5:23 Project Haven
6:33 The Last Spell
7:30 SKALD: Against The Black Priory
8:21 Crown Wars: The Black Prince
9:14 Jagged Alliance 3
10:29 Outro

Monday - January 30, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - February 2023 - Turn Based Games

by Hiddenx, 18:42

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

Upcoming Turn-Based RPG & Strategy Games of February 2023

Timestamps
0:00 Intro
0:40 SpellForce: Conquest of Eo
1:34 Yggdra Union
2:36 It Returned to the Desert
3:34 Dungeonman
4:40 Redemption Reapers
5:30 Company of Heroes 3
6:37 Blood Bowl 3
7:40 Octopath Traveler II
8:40 Dungeons of Aether
9:45 Star Shift Origin
10:45 Outro

Wednesday - January 18, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Top 30 best upcoming Turn-Based Tactics RPGs of 2023 - Part 2

by Hiddenx, 19:00

The Turn Based Lovers present the second part of their top 30 turn based RPGs for 2023:

Top 30 Best Upcoming Turn-Based Tactics RPGs of 2023 | Part 2

0:00 Fire Emblem: Engage
1:03 Metal Slug Tactics
2:07 For The King 2
3:05 Cyber Knights: Flashpoint
4:18 Capes
5:22 Untamed Tactics
6:10 Shardpunk: Verminfall
7:21 Zoria: Age of Shattering
8:30 Broken Roads
9:34 Crimson Tactics
10:25 Outro

Thursday - January 12, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - Top 30 best upcoming Turn-Based Tactics RPGs of 2023 - Part 1

by Hiddenx, 16:35

The Turn Based Lovers present the first part of their top 30 turn based RPGs for 2023:

Top 30 Best Upcoming Turn-Based Tactics RPGs of 2023 | Part 1

0:00 Intro
0:35 Baldur's Gate 3
1:33 Wartales
3:00 The Iron Oath
4:00 Songs Of Conquest
5:13 Redemption Reapers
6:29 Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader
7:31 Spellforce: Conquest of Eo
8:27 Miasma Chronicles
9:45 Urban Strife
10:57 Demonschool
12:13 Outro

Saturday - January 07, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - 10 Promising Indie RPG & Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 13:52

The Turn Based Lovers assemled a list of 10 upcoming turn based games:

10 Promising Indie RPG & Strategy Games to Keep An Eye On It | Ep 56

0:00 Intro 0:20 A Bit of Tactics 1:06 Howl 2:01 Born of Bread 3:14 Theseus Protocol 4:00 Redemption Reapers 5:10 Death Drive 6:10 Captain Velvet Meteor 7:17 Breachway 7:58 Game 1 9:02 Game 2 9:33 Outro

Wednesday - January 04, 2023

Turn Based Lovers - January 2023 - Turn Based Games

by Hiddenx, 17:52

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

January 2023 Top Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Games Releases

0:00 Intro
0:33 The War Will Win
1:34 Path of the Midnight Sun
2:34 One Piece Odyssey
3:41 Fire Emblem Engage
4:43 Farlanders
5:45 A Bit of Tactics
6:30 Persona 3 Portable & Persona 4 Golden
7:33 Mahokenshi
8:36 Inkulinati
9:38 Second Front Games without a set release date
10:35 Game 11
11:17 Game 12
12:21 Game 13
13:13 Game 14
14:15 Game 15
14:57 Outro

Saturday - December 31, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top 34 upcoming J-RPGs

by Hiddenx, 08:39

Turn Based Lovers: The J-RPG wave continues in 2023:

Top 34 Best Upcoming Turn-Based JRPGs of 2023 and Beyond

0:00 Intro
0:35 One Piece Odyssey
1:22 Persona3 Portable & Persona 4 Golden
2:19 Fire Emblem Engage
3:15 8-Bit Adventures 2
4:11 Atelier Ryza 3
5:03 Octopath Traveler 2
6:00 Mato Anomalies
6:50 The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure
7:37 Record of Agarest War
8:34 Beloved Rapture
9:21 Meg's Monster
10:05 Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord
10:52 Loop8: Summer of Gods
11:41 WrestleQuest
12:33 Sea of Stars
13:31 Guns Undarkness
14:21 Alterium Shift
15:12 Suikoden I & II Remaster
16:00 Eiyuden Chronicle
16:53 Front Mission 2 Remake
17:35 Demonschool
18:27 Soulvars
19:13 Cassette Beasts
20:09 Whalefall
21:03 Reverse Collapse: Code Name Bakery
21:51 Penny Blood
23:03 Armed Fantasia
23:57 A Frog's Tale
24:44 Glitched
25:26 SacriFire
26:24 Fuga Melodies Of Steel 2
27:11 Small Saga
28:03 Kingdoms of the Dump
28:55 Outro

Monday - December 12, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Games of the Steam TurnBasedFest

by Hiddenx, 18:08

The Turn Based Lovers present the games of the Steam TurnBasedFest:

Top 20 Indie Upcoming Turn-Based RPG & Strategy Games featured in TurnBasedFest

Timestamps

Thursday - December 08, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Recommended isometric RPGs

by Hiddenx, 16:04

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of worthwhile isometric RPGs:

Steam Weeklong & Isometric Festival 2022 | Turn-Based RPGs and Strategy Games to buy

Friday - November 25, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Autumn Sale 2022 Part 3

by Hiddenx, 17:16

The Turn Based Lovers present turn-based games currently on sale:

Steam Autumn Sale 2022 | Best RPGs and Strategy Games | Part 3

Timestamps
0:00 Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
1:08 The Bard's Tale Trilogy
2:00 Starcrawlers
2:50 Fallout Classic Collection
3:40 Total War: Warhammer II
4:40 Solasta: Crown of the Magister
5:25 Slay the Spire
6:22 Shadowrun Trilogy
7:22 Legend of Keepers
8:13 Dead Age 1 & 2
9:08 Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
10:01 XCOM Ultimate Collection
10:58 Outro

Thursday - November 24, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Autumn Sale 2022 Part 2

by Hiddenx, 19:37

The Turn Based Lovers present turn-based games currently on sale:

Autumn Sale 2022 | Top Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Games | Part 2

Timestamps
0:00 Total War: Rome Remaster 
1:04 Ruined King 
1:54 Divinity: Original Sin - The Source Saga Bundle 
2:47 Atelier Ryza 1 & 2 
3:36 Trails of Cold Steel Bundle 
4:32 Nexomon: Extinction 
5:14 Darkest Dungeon: Ancestral Edition Bundle 
6:18 UnderRail 
7:18 Fantasy General II 
8:18 Disco Elysium 
8:56 Iratus: Lord of the Dead 
9:59  Grandia II HD Remaster 
10:50 Outro

Wednesday - November 23, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Autumn Sale 2022 Part 1

by Hiddenx, 17:31

The Turn Based Lovers present turn-based games currently on sale:

Autumn Sale 2022 | Top Turn-Based RPGs to Get | Part 1

Timestamps

  • 0:00 Othercide
  • 0:44 Battle Brothers
  • 1:23 Wasteland 3
  • 1:59 Operencia: The Stolen Sun
  • 2:32 Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus
  • 3:00 The Banner Saga Bundle
  • 3:40 Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • 4:15 Warhammer 40k: Gladius - Relic of War
  • 4:57 Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
  • 5:35 Halcyon 6
  • 6:13 Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • 6:52 Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne
  • 7:28 Outro

Monday - November 07, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Weekly Turn-Based News

by Hiddenx, 14:03

News from the Turn Based Lovers:

Top Turn-Based RPG News and Releases of the Week - November 6th 2022

Timestamps
0:00 Intro
0:10 A new horror dungeon crawler RPG announced
1:05 A new trailer for Octopath Traveler 2 introduces 2 heroes
1:44 Square Enix Wanzers will fight again by the end of November
2:23 Hero Academy will open its door to Nintendo Switch
3:07 An inspired Paper Mario RPG on PC and Consoles
3:59 A brand new RPG with robots and lots of stuff just announced
4:46 Finally, a release date for the blood-soaked tactical Warhammer football game
5:17 The retro-inspired RPG second installment has a release date
6:00 New releases of the week - Beneath Oresa
6:25 Open-world sand box RPG - Pawsecuted
6:55 GBA Inspired RPG - For a Vast Future
7:18 Outro

Saturday - November 05, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - November 2022 - Turn-Based Games

by Hiddenx, 13:22

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

Releases of November 2022 | Upcoming Turn-Based RPGs Strategy Games

0:00 Intro
0:35 For a Vast Future
1:22 Pawsecuted
2:12 Beneath Oresa
2:54 Timewreck Tales
3:35 Nadir
4:21 Godless
5:10 HUMANKIND
6:10 Hyperleague Heroes
6:55 Tactics Ogre: Reborn
7:39 Search and Rescue
8:25 Monochrome Mobius
9:10 Oakenfold
10:02 18th November 2022
10:39 25th November 2022
11:13 30th November 2022
11:52 Outro

Sunday - October 30, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top Turn-Based RPG News

by Hiddenx, 21:45

The Turn Based Lovers tell us more about their favourite topic:

Top Turn-Based RPG News and Releases of the Week - October 30th 2022

0:00 Intro
0:10 Marvel's Midnight Suns System Requirements and Season Pass
0:52 Troubleshooter New DLC
1:22 Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Season Pass 2
1:52 One Piece Odyssey new trailer and info
2:28 Eiyuden Chronicles Main Story Fully voiced
2:57 It Returned to the Desert Announcement
3:39 R-Type Tactics 1-2 Cosmos Announcement
4:05 Free game to keep on Epic
4:35 Myth Of Mist
4:59 Fhtagn Simulator
5:27 Clash II
5:55 Live by the Sword: Tactics
6:25 Sandwalkers: The 14th Caravan
6:52 CESSPOOL
7:11 Outro

Monday - September 26, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - October 2022 - Turn-Based Games

by Hiddenx, 17:24

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

October 2022 Releases | Top PC Turn Based RPGs & Strategy Games

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:22 Vault of the Void
  • 1:81 Manafinder
  • 2:01 Deadland 4000
  • 2:49 Triangle Strategy
  • 3:49 Sunday Gold
  • 4:38 Lost Eidolons
  • 5:28 Of Blades & Tails
  • 6:28 Persona 5 Royal
  • 7:10 CESSPOOL
  • 7:58 Star Shift Rebellion
  • 8:30 Outro

Wednesday - August 31, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - September 2022 - Turn-Based Games

by Hiddenx, 17:50

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games.

September 2022 Top PC Upcoming Releases Turn-Based RPGs Strategy Games

0:00 Intro
0:35 The Dragoness: Command of the Flame
1:07 Lords of Ravage
1:55 TemTem
2:41 Circus Electrique
3:25 Jack Move
4:16 Sunday Gold
4:59 Absolute Tactics
5:44 Stones Keeper
6:31 Foretales
7:18 Trails from Zero
8:07 Crimson Tactics
8:51 Neon Ronin
9:30 Outro

Wednesday - August 03, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top 30 turn-based RPGs #2

by Hiddenx, 17:03

The Turn Based Lovers assembled another top list - here's part 2:

Top 30 Best Turn-Based RPGs of the last 2 years - Part II

0:00 Intro
0:23 Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
1:05 Encased
1:53 Atom RPG Trudograd
2:42 Astria Ascending
3:11 Vagrus - The Riven Realms
4:05 Dungeon Encounters
4:52 Gloomhaven
5:49 Super Robot Wars 30
6:28 Voice Of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars
7:10 Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
7:45 Expeditions: Rome
8:19 Reverie Knights Tactics
9:08 Triangle Strategy
10:06 King Arthur: Knight's Tale
11:02 Symphony Of War: The Nephilim Saga
11:47 Outro

Sunday - July 31, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - On the Radar - August 2022

by Hiddenx, 17:39

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games. Unfortunately it's the final article from Hardcase - thanks for all your recommendations!

On The Radar – PC Turn-Based RPG & Strategy Games Releasing On August 2022

By Hardcase

“This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end”
– The Doors

FAREWELL WORDS

The original title of this article was supposed to be “A “meh” month? No, a “meh” me” and it should have been a reflection about my progressive difficulty to get attached to new games, because of my mental laziness and my inability to learn and understand all the way new mechanics and new features.
But, then, something changed. What was just a far intention, has grown, becoming, first, a goodbye and, then, a real farewell. 

Partly behind this decision, there is the fear of becoming repetitive, writing articles that haven’t anything really new to say, or, maybe, the simple necessity to look at new things.
For years I wrote the column “On The Radar” and “10 turns Interview” always trying to say something original and not specifically related to the world of videogames. The best part was the chance to meet and talk to so many devs, sharing their thoughts, hopes and ambitions. For this, I’ve to thank only one person: Marcello, who has my deep gratitude.

It’s never easy to say goodbye. Once someone said: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” and this is true. After all, saying “hello” and “goodbye” looks quite similar, in both cases you don’t know what it’s waiting for you just up ahead, with the difference that a “farewell” always contains a loss. 

For me, saying goodbye to Turn Based Lovers is a very hard and sad thing, but I think this is the right moment to turn the page. 
I feel ready to try new adventures, perhaps writing for someone else or about something else. One thing is for sure: I can’t live without videogames and without people that, just like me, loves videogames, but, for now, I’ve done with Turn Based Lovers. Maybe, later on, I’ll come back (If Marcello still wants me) to write something foolish again, as usual, but not for now.

Perhaps, after years spent writing ABOUT videogames, this is the right time for me to write FOR a videogame. I’m pretty good at creating stories and, out there, there are so many good videogames without a good story, so who knows? If anyone is looking for a crazy writer, let’s just say that I’m here!
Anyone who knows me quite well, knows that I like quotes very much, so this is for everybody who had the patience to read everything I wrote. Thanks.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” – Dr. Seuss

  • SUPERNOVA TACTICS – 1st AUGUST
  • HARD WEST 2 – 4th AUGUST
  • VANARIS TACTICS – 4th August
  • TYRANT’S BLESSING – 8th August
  • SGS OPERATION DOWNFALL – 9th August
  • SUPER BULLET BREAK – 12th August
  • MONSTER TRIBE – 15th August
  • IGNITED STEEL: PROLOGUE – 17th August
  • SEFIROT SHARDS E.A. – 26th AUGUST
  • SOUL hACKERS 2 – 26th AUGUST
  • LA PUCELLE: RAGNAROK – 30th AUGUST
  • WORDS CAN KILL – AUGUST
  • QUEEN’S WISH 2: THE TORMENTOR

Wednesday - July 27, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top 30 turn-based RPGs #1

by Hiddenx, 17:34

The Turn Based Lovers assembled another top list - here's part 1:

Top 30 Best Turn-Based RPGs of last 2 years | 2020-2022

0:00 Intro
0:33 Horizon's Gate
1:15 Troubleshooter
2:08 Wasteland 3
2:58 The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk
3:47 Crown Trick
4:36 Yakuza: Like a Dragon
5:33 Monster Sanctuary
6:19 Bravely Default II
7:10 The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante
8:04 Solasta: Crown of the Magister
8:46 Edge of Eternity
9:22 Rise of Eterna
10:15 Wildermyth
11:04 Dark Deity
11:40 Cris Tales
12:20 Outro

 

Saturday - July 16, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - 10 turn-based Indie Games in Development

by Hiddenx, 06:31

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of upcoming turn-based indie games:

10 Under development Indie Turn Based RPG Strategy 2022 - 2023

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:40 The Last Fortress
  • 1:32 Die like a Hero
  • 2:06 Oakenfold
  • 2:49 Desert Revenant
  • 3:37 Lord Ambermaze
  • 4:07 The Pegasus Expedition
  • 5:05 Second Front
  • 6:03 Neon Ronin
  • 6:50 Crown Wars: The Black Prince
  • 7:42 Path of the Midnight Sun
  • 8:36 Outro 

Sunday - July 10, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top 10 upcoming turn-based isometric CRPGs

by Hiddenx, 06:18

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of upcoming turn-based isometric CRPGs:

Top 10 Best Upcoming Turn-Based Isometric CRPGs 2022 2023

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:34 Zoria: Age of Shattering
  • 1:24 Broken Roads
  • 2:23 The Way of Wrath
  • 3.12 Revolution: The Spark
  • 4:08 Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
  • 5:04 Project Witchstone
  • 5:57 Prometheus Wept
  • 6:48 Urban Strife
  • 7:35 Cyber Knights: Flashpoint
  • 8:29 Hard West 2
  • 9:25 Outro

Thursday - July 07, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top turn-based Strategy Games 2022

by Hiddenx, 15:28

The Turn Based Lovers assembled another top-list:

Top 10 best PC Turn-Based Strategy Games to play in 2022

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:20 Cantata
  • 1:21 Songs of Conquest
  • 2:20 Old World
  • 3:17 Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters
  • 4:12 King Arthur: Knight's Tale
  • 5:08 Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga
  • 5:59 Brigandine The Legend of Runersia
  • 6:53 The Iron Oath
  • 7:47 Wartales
  • 8:36 Kaiju Wars
  • 9:20 Outro

Sunday - July 03, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - On the Radar - July 2022

by Hiddenx, 18:16

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – Turn-Based Games releasing on July 2022

"We get these pills to swallow
How they stick in your throat?
Tastes like gold"
– Queens of the Stone Age

ABOUT MEDVEDEV, VIDEOGAMES AND MONKEY ISLAND

Have you ever felt sad without an apparent reason? I think it’s something that each of us has experimented, with at least one time in his/her life. What you can do in these situations is 1) try to figure out what is the reason behind your sadness, racking your brain the whole day; 2) try to think of something funny.
First, let me say that there isn’t a valid solution for all, it simply depends on what kind of person you are. For example, if you are just like me, then, believe me, the solution n. 1) is not a good idea: you can never know what you might discover about yourself! Complicated people need a simple life, this is the main reason why my head is hardly ever “full of thoughts”. Believe me, it’s not so bad feeling light-headed now and then!

So, excluding the n. 1), for people just like me what remains is only the “try to think of something funny” solution. Of course, these days, it’s not so easy to think about something funny and may not be enough reading a random Dmitry Medvedev‘s shitpost…

But we can’t forget that we are, in the first place, videogamers, so when we are sad without a reason we can try to regain our good mood by laughing “with” or”of” videogames, reminding us that being a videogamer can always have its advantages. For example, if your life isn’t very satisfying you can always say something like “ok, it’s true, my life was ruined by my obsession with video games, but fortunately, I had another two lives”. Or, if you have just broken up with your girlfriend, you are allowed to play a lot of videogames, because you need to uh… console yourself.

Sometimes is the videogame itself that can give us a smile.

[...]

CIRCADIAN DICE – 11th JULY
GLOOMGRAVE – 11th JULY
UNDERGRAVE – 13th JULY
STONES KEEPER: KING AURELIUS – 14th JULY
FIRE AND MANEUVER (E.A.) – 15th JULY
IMMORTAL TACTICS: WAR OF THE ETERNALS – 15th JULY
FLEET COMMANDER: PACIFIC – 21th JULY
GEARHEAD CARAMEL – 21st JULY
BLACKEN SLASH – 22nd JULY
CHAOS GALAXY 2 – 25th JULY
VESTARIA SAGA II – 28th JULY
DARK ILL – 30th JULY
CITIZENS – JULY
TWILIGHTSTAR: HEART OF EIR -JULY
WARHAMMER AGE OF SIGMAR: SOUL ARENA – JULY
LEGENDS OF KINGDOM RUSH – JUNE

Wednesday - June 29, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Upcoming turn-based Games

by Hiddenx, 18:10

The Turn Based Lovers keep an eye on turn-based games:

10 Indie Turn-Based RPGs Strategy Roguelite 2022 2023

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:26 A Frog’s Tale
  • 1:10 Frail Hearts: Versicorae Domlion
  • 2:00 Rayless Blade
  • 2:39 Overrogue
  • 3:19 Forrader Hero
  • 4:02 Shattered Heaven
  • 4:46 Farlanders
  • 5:36 Citizens: Far Lands
  • 6:21 Stolen Crown
  • 7:02 Vestaria Saga II
  • 7:40 Outro

Wednesday - June 15, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - 10 Turn-Based RPG & Strategy Announcements

by Hiddenx, 17:04

The Turn Based Lovers keep an eye on turn-based games:

10 Turn-Based RPG & Strategy Announcements from Summer Fest 2022 | Kaeoi47

Summer is almost here, and game developers are making some big announcements. Between Summer Game Fest and Steam Next Fest, there's a huge number of new titles to get hyped for. There's no better time for another edition of Keep An Eye On It, as we break down the most intriguing turn-based titles that were announced this week.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:26 Highwater
  • 1:18 Desta: The Memories Between
  • 1:56 Inkbound
  • 2:41 Death Drive: A Deck-Building Open World Survival RPG
  • 3:25 Sunday Gold
  • 3:44 Burial Stone
  • 4:29 Soul Wargame
  • 5:17 SpellForce: Conquest of Eo
  • 6:08 Siege of Dungeon
  • 7:06 Demonschool
  • 7:50 Outro

 

Friday - June 03, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - On the Radar - June 2022

by Hiddenx, 18:44

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – Turn-Based Games releasing on June 2022

A BIG FAT ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

“Only the dead have seen the end of war“.
– Plato

I could continue to look the other way, to talk about how many great games are going to be released this month, how beautiful they will be and how happy we will be, but everyone knows we have a big problem. Hardly anyone seems eager to talk about it, but, nonetheless, the “brutal reality” is always before our eyes, and Its horrors prevent me from thinking clearly of anything else.

Once someone said, “Never ignore the elephant in the room. That’s rude; play with it and introduce it.” So, this time, I decided to put aside my silly irony and talk about it, to talk about War.

Nowadays, it seems possible to discuss just about anything. They call it “relativism“; it essentially means everyone has the right to think whatever they want about anything. I’m not sure I like this mindset. I’m convinced that there are ideas, rights and values that must be considered universal, with no exceptions.
We can discuss whether a dress is nice or ugly, or whether for a man to be a true Italian, he MUST have a wonderful mustache, but if I say that War is tragedy, is this arguable?

I’m referring not only to the Ukrainian war, but to any kind of aggression. I often heard things like, “have you considered that this war can be justified by … ?” (fill the gap with random words: history, threats and so on). My answer will always be “no”. To me, there is no excuse for violence. Violence can never be the “right answer”. Violence is not any kind of answer. It’s just a reaction, a “wrong reaction”.

You can change its name – you can call a war “a military operation” or “a peace-keeping mission”. You can call the shit many names, but it will always smell like shit.

Not long ago, I’ve interviewed Vallynne, the developers of Shores Unknown – a small team mainly composed of Russians. Very nice guys who spent a ton of time injecting life into their dreams. In a recent statement, they declared they had to cease the development, after many years of effort – because of a war they considered foolish. And this isn’t the only case. Many other games – like Stalker 2, Atomic Heart, Replaced – have an uncertain future ahead of them.

It may be tempting to say, “it’s not so important, these are just games!” But it’s not like that. Video games aren’t just products. They are made by people, the developers, who have their lives, their homes and families – and many of whom are from countries involved in war. Ukrainian and Russian people, who invested all they have in a project, who now see their dreams destroyed (or suspended) by the madness of a bunch of fools.

Do you really think there is a justification for all this insanity?

EXILE ORIGIN – 1ST JUNE
POLICE SHOOTOUT – 1ST JUNE
MY MASTER’S A MORON – 2ND JUNE
TITAN SAGA: CHAINS OF KRONOS (E.A.) – 9TH JUNE
GLOOMGRAVE – 13TH JUNE
THE HAND OF MERLIN – 14TH JUNE
NEURA MECHANICUS: PROLOGUE – 15TH JUNE
SEFIROT SHARDS (E.A)- 15TH JUNE
FIRE AND MANEUVER (E.A.) – 16TH JUNE
DRACULA – 17TH JUNE
SUMMONERS FATE (E.A.) – 20TH JUNE
HUNYADI STRATEGY (E.A.) – 21TH JUNE
CRYSTAL SOUL CHAMBERS – 21ST JUNE
DARK ILL – 22ND JUNE
GORDIAN QUEST – 23RD JUNE
DISGAEA 6 COMPLETE – 28TH JUNE
THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT SIMULATOR (E.A.) – JUNE
TILEFINDER – LATE JUNE
LEGENDS OF KINGDOM RUSH – JUNE

[...]

Sunday - May 22, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top 15 PC Open World RPGs & Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 12:36

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of the top 15 PC open world RPGs & Strategy Games to play in 2022:

Top 15 PC Open World RPGs & Strategy Games to play in 2022

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So, here are 15 PC Open World Tactical RPGs & Strategies you must play, with hours and hours of entertainment. Even if some are still in Early Access, all of them are very enjoyable. Just be careful: your free time is at risk :)

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:39 XCOM Series
  • 1:12 Xenonauts
  • 1:48 Battle Brothers
  • 2:39 Divinity: Original Sins 2
  • 3:16 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
  • 3:58 Baldur's Gate 3
  • 4:32 Phoenix Point
  • 5:11 Wasteland 3
  • 5:49 Urtuk: The Desolation
  • 6:28 Encased
  • 7:10 Wildermyth
  • 8:02 Wartales
  • 8:46 Expeditions: Rome
  • 9:41 The Iron Oath
  • 10:29 Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters
  • 11:10 Outro

Tuesday - May 03, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - On the Radar - May 2022

by Hiddenx, 19:04

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – RPG & Strategy Games, May 2022

Now, before we get to our list of the best RPG and strategy games that will be released this May, I’d like to talk about one very specific game.

ABOUT KNIGHTS OF THE CHALICE 2 AND THE MOST VALUABLE CURRENCY

"Name a price for all that’s living"
– Kings of Leon

Do you know what is the most valuable currency in the world? "Dollars"? "Pounds"? Maybe "Gold"? Not at all!

The most valuable currency in the world is Time. We all get a certain amount of it – an unknown amount, luckily. Then, whatever we do throughout life has an exact price in this currency. Do you want to graduate in law? If so, you must “spend” 5 years of your life. Do you want to finish Zelda Breath of The Wild? Then you must invest almost 300 hours (!) in it. You can be rich or poor, it doesn’t matter: Time is a democratic currency. You cannot gain it – you can only spend it in the wisest way.

Why am I saying that, you may be wondering? Well, it’s because today I want to talk about the price of video games. I know it might sound crazy, but give me a chance to explain!

[...]

DUNGEON REELS TACTICS – 2nd May
MAGNA GRAECIA – 2nd May
SEA HORIZON (E.A.) – 2nd May
OAKEN (E.A.) – 3rd May
DARK QUEST: BOARD GAME (E.A.) – 4th May
YAENGARD – 5th May
CITIZEN SLEEPER – 5th May
WARHAMMER 40,000: CHAOS GATE – DAEMONHUNTERS – 5th May
RPG IN A BOX – 10th May
ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman – 10th May
SONG OF CONQUEST (E.A.)- 10th May
BRIGANDINE: THE LEGEND OF RUNERSIA – 11th May
CANTATA (E.A.) – 12th May
FLEET COMMANDER: PACIFIC – 19th May
OLD WORLD – 19th May
FLOPPY KNIGHTS – 24th May
OUT THERE: OCEANS OF TIME – 26th May
TWILIGHT WARS: DECLASSIFIED – 31st May
FABLED LANDS – May

Saturday - April 02, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - April 2022

by Hiddenx, 18:17

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – RPGs & Strategy Games to be released in April 2022

About the most famous "delays" and the deaf pilot

"The delay of the U.S. election results is pathetic!
In Russia, everybody knows who won before the elections!"
– Anonymous

Truth be told, it isn’t always easy to find a good topic to talk about every month. Usually, I try to find ideas by looking at the month’s games. Sometimes, to be honest, none of them are that inspiring. Nonetheless, there is a topic I was planning to talk about for quite some time now. I’ve always postponed it, though – patiently waiting for the right occasion.

Now, thanks to King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, I have a chance to share my thoughts on the delays in the video game industry. Mind you, I’m not complaining about King Arthur. It’s been delayed just one or two times – and for a good reason, I’m sure. I’m just seizing the opportunity to finally talk about an interesting subject.

[...]

  • UNDOING EVIL (E.A.) – 1st April
  • DEMEO PC VERSION – 7th April
  • BRITANNIA (E.A.) – 8th April
  • MONSTER GIRLS AND THE MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE 2 (E.A.) – 8th April
  • THE IRON OATH (E.A.) – 19th April
  • SIX ASPECTS (E.A.) – 22nd April
  • TIMELINE – 22nd April
  • KING ARTHUR: KNIGHT’S TALE – 26th April
  • KAIJU WARS – 28th April
  • DORFROMANTIK – 28th April
  • JACK MOVE: I.C.E BREAKER – April

Thursday - March 31, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top 10 Best Promising Turn Based RPGs & Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 17:09

The Turn Based Lovers found ten upcoming RPGs and Strategy Games:

Top 10 Best Promising Turn Based RPGs & Strategy Games | Kaeoi 43

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:34 WrestleQuest
  • 1:47 Whalefall
  • 2:50 Ash of Gods: The Way
  • 3:54 Ignis Universia: Awakening of the Erudite Empress
  • 5:05 Soul Hackers 2
  • 6:10 Monochrome RPG Episode 1: The Maniacal Morning
  • 7:25 QUIJOTE: Quest for Glory
  • 8:20 Eighth game (Watch the video, thanks)
  • 9:28 Ninth game (Watch the video, thanks)
  • 10:17 Tenth game (Watch the video, thanks)
  • 11:05 Outro 

Wednesday - March 02, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - March 2022

by Hiddenx, 15:23

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

Top Turn-Based RPG & Strategy Games Releasing in March 2022 – On The Radar

Let's take a look at all the Turn-Based RPGs and Strategy Games releasing during March 2022

[...]

  • HERO’S HOUR – 1st March
  • SEA WOLF: TACTICS (E.A.) – 1st March
  • LEGEND OF IXTONA – 4th March
  • SOULASH – 4th March
  • Paladin’s Oath
  • DIVINITY CHRONICLES: JOURNEY TO THE WEST (E.A.)-10th March
  • FLEET COMMANDER: PACIFIC – 10th March
  • Telepath Tactics Liberated – 14th March
  • Titan Saga: Chains of Kronos (E.A.) – 18th March
  • Twilight Wars: Declassified – 21st March
  • INDIES’ LIES – 21st March
  • KING ARTHUR: KNIGHT’S TALE – 29th March
  • FORWARD: ESCAPE THE FOLD – 29th March
  • COROMON – 31st March
  • NEURA MECHANICUS – 31st March

Monday - February 21, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Interview with RPG in a Box developer

by Hiddenx, 16:44

The Turn Based Lovers have interviewed the RPG in a Box developer:

10 Turns Interview with The RPG in a Box Developer

"I'm a champion of the people who don’t believe in champions
I got nothing but dreams inside
I got nothing but dreams"
– FALL OUT BOY

How many times, playing a game, have you thought “WHY isn’t it possible to do this!?!” or “WHY would I have to do that!”? In other words, how many times have you desired to be in the shoes of the developer?

I’m sure that, apart from me, everyone out there has great ideas about how to develop a game – Ideas that deserve to be realized. But how?

Well, nowadays, if you want to create a game from scratch – without knowing anything about coding – you can use incredible tools like Dreams, RPG Maker and so on. What about the past, though?

The first home computer that hosted a code-less game-maker was the Commodore 64. I don’t think I have to explain to you what this machine represented for millions of teens in the world, during the fabulous 80s and 90s. Let’s just say that Commodore 64 was the first computer powerful enough to allow for the development of such tools.
The most well-known was, probably, the SEUCK (Shoot’Em Up Construction Kit). It allowed anyone, with but a bit of patience, to create action games with vertical or horizontal scrolling. Like SlapFight, GunSmoke, Led Storm, Xevious, etc.

Of course, even on some less powerful machines, there had been something similar before. Like The Quill on the Spectrum, which was a program to write home computer adventure games. Yet there was nothing compared to a “monster” like the SEUCK.

[...]

 

Friday - February 04, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - 20 best top upcoming indie tactics RPGs

by Hiddenx, 20:20

The Turn Based Lovers assembled a list of upcoming indie tactics RPGs:

20 Best Top Upcoming Indie Tactics RPGs of 2022 on PC

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:00 Zoria: Age of Shattering
  • 2:07 The White Raven
  • 2:49 Sea Wolf: Tactics
  • 3:42 Shardpunk: Verminfall
  • 5:00 The Way of Wrath
  • 5:59 Ignited Steel: Mech Tactics
  • 7:02 The Iron Oath
  • 7:57 Absolute Tactics
  • 9:10 Cyber Knights: Flashpoint
  • 10:20 Untamed Tactics
  • 11:00 Stones Keeper
  • 11:39 Crimson Tactics: The Rise of The White Banner
  • 12:32 Nilspace
  • 13:30 Silence is a Lie
  • 14:12 Telepath Tactics Liberated
  • 15:05 Shadow of the Road
  • 15:53 Grim Tranquility
  • 16:43 Zodiac Legion
  • 17:38 Knights of Frontier Valley
  • 18:43 Urban Strife
  • 19:45 Outro

Wednesday - February 02, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - February 2022

by Hiddenx, 16:14

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

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

Rpg & Strategy Games of February 2022

"No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness."
― Aristotle

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?

[...]

  • GRID SLAYER – 2nd February
  • KING OF HEROES – 3rd February
  • RISE OF THE THIRD POWER – 10th February
  • SUGAR STORY – 10th February
  • INK AND PAPER: WANDERING (E.A.) – 10th February
  • SGS GLORY RECALLED – 10th February
  • SEFIROT SHARDS (E.A)- 11th February
  • SPELLDRIFTER – 15th February
  • TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER III – 17th February
  • MONARK – 22nd February 2022
  • ATELIER SOPHIE 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream – 25th February
  • HERESY SIMULATOR – 28th February
  • FINAL FANTASY VI P.R. – February
  • RIFLE STORM – February
  • CASCADE TACTICS – February
  • DEAD GRID – February
  • THE WRATCH’S DEN – February
  • ROMA INVICTA – February

Monday - January 17, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - 15 Tactics RPGs inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics

by Hiddenx, 20:59

The Turn based Lovers assembled a list of games in the tradition of Final Fantasy Tactics:

15 Tactics RPGs inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:08 Voidspire Tactics
  • 2:17 Alvora Tactics
  • 3:10 Children of Zodiarcs
  • 4:06 Sword Legacy: Omen
  • 5:09 Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
  • 6:06 Tactics V: Obsidian Brigade
  • 7:02 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
  • 7:46 Horizon's Gate
  • 8:45 Grand Guilds
  • 9:43 Troubleshooter: Abandoned Children
  • 10:45 Wintermoor Tactics Club
  • 11:45 Fae Tactics
  • 12:45 Tenderfoot Tactics
  • 13:35 Unsung Story
  • 14:36 Live by the Sword: Tactics
  • 15:10 Outro

Friday - January 07, 2022

Turn Based Lovers - Top 10 Turn Based AAA-Games of 2022

by Hiddenx, 15:45

The Turn Based Lovers made a top 10 list of the upcoming turn based AAA games:

Top 10 Most Anticipated Triple A Turn-Based RPGs Strategy of 2022

 

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:58 Jagged Alliance 3
  • 2:28 Blood Bowl 3
  • 4:08 Triangle Strategy
  • 5:28 Total War: Warhammer 3
  • 7:23 Galactic Civilization IV
  • 8:33 Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream
  • 9:51 Marvel's Midnight Suns
  • 11:03 Mario and Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • 12:17 Baldur's Gate III
  • 13:20 Company of Heroes 3
  • 14:22 Outro

Thursday - December 30, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Top 20 Turn Based RPGs Strategy Games 2021

by Hiddenx, 09:05

The Turn Based Lovers have chosen their top 20 games of 2021:

Top 20 Turn Based RPGs Strategy Games 2021

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:56 Ruin Raiders
  • 2:00 Dust To The End
  • 3:14 Dark Deity
  • 4:15 Guild Of Ascension
  • 5:20 Gem Wizards Tactics
  • 6:10 Field Of Glory II: Medieval
  • 7:18 Cris Tales
  • 8:40 Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
  • 10:20 Solasta: Crown of the Magister
  • 11:36 Pathfinder: Warth of the Righteous
  • 12:45 The Amazing American Circus
  • 13:58 Curious Expedition 2
  • 15:14 Gamedec
  • 16:38 Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager
  • 17:36 Dead Age 2
  • 18:30 Geneforge 1 Mutagen
  • 19:48 Gloomhaven
  • 20:53 Wildermyth
  • 22:22 Edge Of Eternity
  • 23:33 The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante

Wednesday - December 22, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - 10 exciting turn based RPGs and Strategy Games of 2022

by Hiddenx, 21:07

The Turn Based Lovers found ten upcoming RPGs and Strategy Games:

10 Exciting Turn Based RPGs of 2022 | Kaeoi33

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  • 1:10 Project Apax
  • 2:37 Great Houses of Calderia
  • 3:35 RESEARCH & DESTROY
  • 4:27 ZOR: Pilgrimage of the Slorfs
  • 5:50 Myriads: Renaissance
  • 7:08 Xenotheria
  • 8:24 A Glimpse of Luna
  • 9:29 The Troop
  • 10:54 Precursors: Armored Angels
  • 12:06 Of Blades & Tails

Tuesday - November 30, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - December 2021

by Hiddenx, 21:57

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – December 2021 RPGs & Strategy Games Releases

Let's take a closer look at all the December 2021 releases in terms of turn-based RPGs and Strategy Games

“Dear Santa Claus…

I‘ve been very good this year. Ok, to be honest, maybe not so nice, maybe even naughty sometimes, but I can explain, there are many good justifications, I… I… I’m innocent!
Wait, let’s calm down, I’ll start all over again…

Dear Santa Claus,
I have been good some of the time. Yes, it’s true, you are right, I’ve killed a lot of creatures, maybe thousands of them, but you have to consider that they were just zombies and, like everybody knows, zombies, as well as jellyfishes and lawyers, don’t even have a heart (yeah, I love Gumball…)!
Besides, when, some months ago, you saw me stealing all those cars, you know, I was just practicing for the next chapter of GTA! It has always been my secret dream to build a business and if stealing cars it’s not allowed, then maybe I should engage to the business of smuggling, capisc’?
You have to be understanding, the real life is hard, after all, it kills you! Life, for you, is quite simple, you don’t have to worry about your clothes, about your big belly or about your gray beard, I mean… no, wait I’m not saying that you are just a sloppy, fat, old man, I… I… What the fork, Andrea, shut up!

That been said, established that I am a good guy, I would be very happy if you could bring me these nice games:

1) Divinity: Original SIn 5
2) X-Com 9
3) Stoneshard (!)

And if you still have some doubts about my behavior, you are allowed to look into my heart.
What you say? I’m a lawyer so I don’t have a heart. You’re right, old boy, you are right….

Love and hugs to the reindeer!

[...]

ARCHONS OF DOOM – 1st December
WARTALES – 1st December (E.A.)
SONUCIDO: THE MAGE – 2nd December
MECHAJAMMER – 2nd December
THE CAPTAIN – 3rd December
WOLFSTRIDE – 7th December
INDIES’ LIES – 21st December
OLD SALT – 24th December
SEA WOLF: TACTICS – 27th December
CLASH OF COMMAND: CAMPAIGN OF 1863 – 31st December

[...]

Wednesday - November 24, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Top 10 Upcoming Indie RPGs JRPGs Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 21:01

The Turn Based Lovers made a top 10 list of upcoming turn-based games:

 Top 10 Upcoming Indie RPGs JRPGs Strategy Games | KAEOI30

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  • 0:42 SacriFire
  • 1:59 Urban Strife
  • 3:27 Songs of Conquest
  • 4:45 Wartales
  • 5:47 SKALD: Against The Black Priory
  • 6:45 Broken Roads
  • 8:30 Jack Move
  • 9:51 Lost Eidolons
  • 11:22 Sea Of Stars
  • 12:49 The Iron Oath

Tuesday - November 02, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - November 2021

by Hiddenx, 21:16

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – RPGs & Strategy Games releasing on November 2021

Let's take a closer look at all the turn-based RPGs and Strategy games releasing during the month.

"You’ve got to stay skinny, don’t you, girl?
You’ve got to stay pretty while you can
You’ve got to stay hungry for the fans
Or they’ll try to burn you all out
They’ll try to burn you all out, yeah"


ON INDIE GAMES, SALT BAE AND HOT TUB STREAMERS

Sometimes I found myself asking: why I like so much indie games, rather than, for example, triple-A videogames?

As always the answer is not so simple, mainly because it’s often hard for me to talk to myself (“we” are often arguing against each other…), but my impression is that this time, the answer is not inside me, but simply… outside.
I mean, it happens that sometimes to make your ideas clear, you just have to look at what it’s happening all around you.

So, somewhere in the world, there is a guy who spent £ 37.000 for a dinner in one of the Salt Bae’s restaurant.
Now, for the uninitiated, Salt Bae is a… how to say, Turkish “chef”, defined by someone as “The King of the Meat”, very well-known for his ability to theatrically drop salt from a height, showing his abundant dose of expertise and muscles. It seems that he is so good at throwing salt, that many women can reach the orgasm just watching him doing that “thing” (oh man, I’m so jealous…)! Not bad for a handful of salt, isn’t it? 

[...]

BLOCKS!: CRUSADER REX – 1st November
ZOETI – 1st November (E.A.)
THE LOST KING OF AVALON – 1st November
STAR SHIFT ORIGINS – 3rd November
VOID ECLIPSE – 3rd November
BABY GOAT BILLY – 4th November (E.A.)
VALLEY KNIGHTS – 5th November (E.A.)
ANCIENT GODS – November (E.A.)
PUNK WARS – 11th November
VESPER: ETHER SAGA – 30th November
SEA HORIZON – November (E.A.)

Thursday - October 28, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - 10 promising turn-based RPGs and Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 17:51

The Turn Based Lovers found some upcoming turn-based RPGs and Strategy Games:

10 Promising Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Games 2021-2022 | KAEOI#28

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0:37 Undergrave
1:28 Mahokenshi
2:39 Makai Kingdom Reclaimed and Rebound
3:18 Sefirot Shards
4:00 Brutal Orchestra
5:00 Heroes of Arcana
5:49 Jagged Alliance 3
7:18 Irongate Arena
8:18 Mondas II
9:08 Empires Shall Fall

Friday - October 01, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - October 2021

by Hiddenx, 18:12

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

Reviewing reviews…

“Even the fool can say something right,
but always for the wrong reason“
– Umberto Eco

When we talk about the "war" between Steam and the other digital shops, like Epic Games, many people justify their preferences for the first one essentially because it can still offer many unique features.
Among them, a special place is reserved for the users or the curators reviews.
To be honest, when it’s time to buy a new game, even I cannot avoid reading some Steam reviews about it. Sometimes they can be really useful, sometimes not, but, for sure, if a game has an average low rating, then it will likely be really bad. But, to be honest, sometimes some reviews don’t seem so "trustworthy"…
Now, it is not my intention to express a general opinion about the usefulness of the Steam reviews, because, as it happens in many other areas, mostly depends on the seriousness of who is expressing the opinion, but, believe me, in some cases, there are reviews that, despite their uhm… “quality”, they are simply impossible to forget!

[...]

MIST LEGACY – 5th October (E.A.)
VAGRUS THE RIVEN REALMS – 5th October
THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT SIMULATOR – 12th October (E.A.)
RUIN RAIDERS – 14th October
STOLEN REALM – 14th October
TACTICAL COMBAT DEPARTMENT – 14th October (E.A.)
GLOOMHAVEN – 20th October
CARDS OF THE DEAD – 21st October
DISCIPLES: LIBERATION – 21st October
RISE OF HUMANITY – 21st October (E.A.)
DARKEST DUNGEON 2 – 26th October
SUPER ROBOT WARS 30 – 28th October
ANCIENT GODS – October
GUILE & GLORY: FIRSTBORN – October
VOID ECLIPSE – October

[...]

Thursday - September 02, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - September 2021

by Hiddenx, 07:32

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – September 2021

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a t-hing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."
- Douglas Adams

I have to make a confession, a terrible confession: until a few days ago I’d never read a novel written by Douglas Adams. Now I’m aware that Adams was a true genius, capable of being extremely hilarious and smart, at the same time.
Just reading one of his book, a sentence caught my attention, a sentence that I immediately linked to the release of Ultimate Adom.
He wrote: "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be".
I don't know if all of you are aware of the debates that accompanied the release of this game so now I try to summerize what happened. Essentially, when the developer decided to release the full version of the game, some people got angry (or at least, concerned) because some features and some promised contents seemed to be missing.

[...]

RIFT WIZARD – 1st SEPTEMBER
TOTAL WAR SAGA: TROY – 2nd SEPTEMBER
PATHFINDER: WRATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS – 2nd SEPTEMBER
ENCASED – 7th SEPTEMBER
THE LOST KING OF AVALON – 15th SEPTEMBER
GAMEDEC – 16th SEPTEMBER
THE AMAZING AMERICAN CIRCUS – 16th SEPTEMBER
SHELTERED 2 – 21st SEPTEMBER
LEMNIS GATE – 28th SEPTEMBER
SGS AFRIKA KORPS: TUNISIA – 28th SEPTEMBER
ASTRIA ASCENDING – 30th SEPTEMBER
ROGUE LORDS – 30th SEPTEMBER
BLOOD BOWL 3 – SEPTEMBER
SMALL SAGA – SEPTEMBER

Sunday - August 22, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - 10 promising turn-based RPGs and Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 09:52

The Turn Based Lovers found ten upcoming RPGs and Strategy Games:

10 Promising Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy Games - KAEOI24

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  • 0:20 Broken Ranks 
  • 1:05 Alder Forge
  • 2:07 Subterrain: Mines of Titan
  • 3:06 Legend Of You
  • 3:55 Dunnigan's Trail
  • 4:31 Dungeonman
  • 5:20 Cards of the Dead
  • 6:27 Disciples: Liberation
  • 7:06 Reptilian Rising
  • 8:08 Super Robot Wars 30

Saturday - July 31, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - August 2021

by Hiddenx, 15:12

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – August 2021

Upcoming turn-based games

“Things in Arizona don’t just die; they bake and fry in the heat until there is nothing left.”
― Jeffry R. Halverson

Usually August is not very exciting from the point of view of the releases.

Indeed, with the arrival of the Summer, even the purest turn-based lover feels the need to take a break from his favorite games, maybe going somewhere, away from the sweltering heat of the cities.
It is undeniable, in fact, that nowadays our beloved PCs looks more and more like a charcoal stove, a circumstance very useful during the winter, but that not when outside is so hot that you can see a fire hydrant chasing a dog.
But, even if this month may appear not so good for the release of a game, the list below can give us more than a reason to change our mind.

During August will be released 17 turn-based games (and I’m sure I missed a game or two…), and to be honest I cannot even remember a month so generous in terms of releases. A renaissance? A coincidence? Who knows, but what I know is that this month there is no time for chit- chat.

So, forget the heat, put your PC in the fridge and live this fantastic turn-based month!

P.S. Speaking of heat, do you know what is faster, hot or cold? Hot, because you can always catch a… cold… Ok I’ll be quiet now.

  • CREATURES OF AETHER – 2nd August
  • SKALD: Against the Black Priory (E.A.) – 2nd August
  • JUPITER HELL – 5th August
  • BURNED LAND – 9th August
  • MECH ARMADA – 10th August
  • VULGORD’S TOWER – 10th August
  • HUMANKIND – 17th August
  • DUNGEONEERS – 19th August
  • KING’S BOUNTY II – 24th August
  • THE CURSE OF FELDAR VALE – 30th August
  • RIFT WIZARD – August
  • ULTIMATE ADOM: CAVERNS OF CHAOS – August
  • BARNARD’S STAR – August
  • CONQUEST OF ELYSIUM 5 – August
  • DUST TO THE END – August
  • TITANKIN: PROLOGUE – August
  • VOID ECLIPSE – August

Thursday - July 01, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - July 2021

by Hiddenx, 21:32

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – July 2021

“In the year 252525, the backwards time-machine still won’t have arrived
In all the world there’s only 1 technology, a rusty sword for practicing proctology.”
– In The year 252525 – Futurama

Have you ever seen that old movie, Sliding Doors, or even wondered about the possibility to manipulate the Time? Well, this is, for sure, one of the most fascinating and, yet, abused topic of all time.
In literature, the time travel or, more generally, the chance to change the past or the future has always been a suggestive and exciting exercise. Maybe one of the first modern novel focused on it was “A Descent into the Maelström” by Edgar Alan Poe (1833), but, after that, the number of works in this regard has become almost uncountable.
Over the years books, movies and, lastly, videogames tried to explain to us how fantastic and, sometimes, terrible is to play with the Time. Talking about what we like most, it’s almost impossible not to mention Bioshock Infinite, Crono Trigger or, if we want to consider something more recent, Iron Danger. But, in most cases, like in the aforementioned Bioshock Infinite, the manipulation of time remains in the background, influencing just the story behind the game, but not directly the gameplay.

  • Neon District: Season One – 1st July
  • Old World – 1st July
  • Space Wreck (E.A.) – 2nd July
  • Entity Researchers (E.A.) – 9th July
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – 9th July
  • Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector – 15th July
  • Recon Control – 16th July
  • Cris Tales – 20th July
  • Deepest Chamber – 22nd July
  • Dungeoneers – July

Thanks Henriquejr!

Thursday - June 17, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 10 upcoming RPGs and Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 17:59

The Turn Based Lovers found ten upcoming RPGs and Strategy Games:

10 Upcoming RPGs & Strategy Games - KAOEI22

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  • 0:26 Baby Goat Billy
  • 1:18 Metal Slug Tactics
  • 2:25 Spiritbound Tactics
  • 3:10 Reverie Knights Tactics
  • 4:08 Zodiac Legion
  • 5:09 Absolute Tactics
  • 6:01 RELAYER
  • 6:58 Archquest
  • 8:03 Songs Of Conquest
  • 9:09 Vulgord's Tower

Tuesday - June 01, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - June 2021

by Hiddenx, 20:00

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar – June 2021

“There’s always room for a story
that can transport people to another place.”
– J.K. Rowling

A few days ago – at least, at the time of writing – it has been released one of the most promising turn-based games of the year: Solasta Crown of the Magister.
I haven’t played it yet, but, in the meantime, I’ve read the accurate and well-written Doubt’s review. Even if, overall, Solasta is described as a great game, among its few flaws, Doubt have listed one particular downside that has caught my attention: the story.
In fact, although Solasta seems to excel in most sectors (from its dynamic combat to the innovative use of the environment), the story is described as “unremarkable at best, confusing and nonsensical at worst (…) even the NPCs are boring and relatively lifeless“.
Well, in my modest opinion, this one of the biggest problem of the entire “fantasy genre”.
To better express my thoughts, I can simply refer to a question I recently wrote for one of my upcoming interviews (a very big one, trust me!).
Thinking about the evolution of the fantasy genre through the recent years, I wrote that, in almost every single fantasy RPG, you will always find at least two or three of these random story elements: a) the rise of a great evil; b) a man who loses his memory; c) the “chosen one”, usually the man without memory as before, which is the medieval version of a superhero; d) a journey through places that necessarily include: deserts, ice lands and volcanoes; e) a conflict between races. Those elements are so strong embedded into the genre that it is almost impossible to consider “fantasy” a game whose story is missing one of them.

[...]

  • INFINITE DUNGEON CRAWLER – 1st June
  • SLIPWAYS – 3rd June
  • EDGE OF ETERNITY – 8th June
  • WILDERMYTH – 15th June
  • ROGUEBOOK – 17th June
  • FATE OF WINDSHIFT E.A. – 22th June
  • LIVE BY TH SWORD: TACTICS E.A. – 23rd June
  • COMBAT MISSION COLD WAR – June

Wednesday - May 05, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 21:04

The Turn Based Lovers found five upcoming turn-based games:

5 Promising TBA Turn-Based RPGs & Strategy | KAEOI #19

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0:21​ Vampire Clans
1:28​ Soulash
2:39​ Twilight Wars
3:43​ Spiritle
4:56​ Sonucido: The Mage

Saturday - May 01, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - May 2021 Releases: Turn Based RPGs & Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 19:18

The Turn Based Lovers take a look at the May 2021 releases:

May 2021 Releases | Best Turn Based RPGs & Strategy Games

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  • 00:07​ DEMEO
  • 01:28​ SUFFERING
  • 02:22​ THE AMAZING AMERICAN CIRCUS
  • 03:45​ THE CURSE OF FELDAR VALE
  • 04:41​ SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI III NOCTURNE HD REMASTER
  • 05:44​ SOLASTA: CROWN OF THE MAGISTER
  • 06:54​ WARHAMMER AGE OF SIGMAR: STORM GROUND
  • 07:55​ THE HAND OF MERLIN (E.A)
  • 09:00​ WARHAMMER 40,000: BATTLESECTOR

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Friday - April 16, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 17:19

The Turn Based Lovers found five upcoming turn-based games, again:

5 Promising RPGs & Strategy Games KAEOI#17

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  • Full Circle
  • Manafinder
  • Mist Legacy
  • Delphyq
  • Deepest Chamber

Wednesday - April 07, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - April 2021 Releases: Turn Based RPGS & Strategy Games

by Hiddenx, 19:54

The Turn Based Lovers take a look at the April 2021 releases:

April 2021 Releases | Turn Based RPGS & Strategy Games

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  • Divided Reigns
  • Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role Playing Game
  • Magicians' Legacy: Prologue
  • Trials of Fire
  • Across the Obelisk
  • Secret Government
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • Saga Frontier Remastered
  • Tactical Troops: Anthracite Shift
  • We Are The Caretakers
  • Total War: ROME REMASTERED

[...]

Saturday - April 03, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - April 2021

by Hiddenx, 08:53

Like every month The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On the Radar – April 2021

Let's see all the Turn-based RPGs & Strategy Games releasing during the month of April

"Doesn’t expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected?"
– Bob Dylan

This is a strange month, not the best one, that’s for sure, but also not the luckiest.
Why are you wondering? It pretty much rolls off the tongue.
Just a few minutes ago I was writing an editorial, taking inspiration from the biggest release of the month (at least for me) namely Humankind, a Civilization-esque strategy game developed by the talented Amplitude Studios.
I could have talked about the natural propensity for violence of the humankind and the role of all of this in the world of videogames. Hot stuff, believe me 😉 But… there will be none of that, because, exactly while I was doing some research, the unexpected happened: I read the worst of news, Humankind had been delayed to 17th August!!!

Ok, the good news is that I have already (almost) written the editorial for that month, so you already know what to expect or what to fear…
What remains of this month is a bundle of indie turn-based videogames (some of them with a very good potential) and some big releases, essentially reserved to all JRPGs fans scattered all over the world.

  • DIVIDED REIGNS – 2nd April
  • COLONY SHIP: A POST.EARTH RPG (E.A.) – 6th April
  • MAGICIANS’ LEGACY: PROLOGUE – 6th April
  • TRIALS OF FIRE – 6th April
  • ACROSS THE OBELISK (E.A.) – 8th April
  • SECRET GOVERNMENT – 8th April
  • THE LEGEND OF HEROES: TRAILS OF THE COLD STEEL IV – 9th April
  • SAGA FRONTIER REMASTERED – 15th April
  • TACTICAL TROOPS: ANTHRACITE SHIFT – 15th April
  • WE ARE THE CARETAKERS – 22nd April
  • TOTAL WAR: ROME REMASTERED – 29th April

[...]

Wednesday - March 17, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 19:01

The Turn Based Lovers found five upcoming turn-based games:

5 Promising Turn Based RPGs & Strategy 2021 | KAEOI15

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  • Weirdlands
  • Tetra Cube
  • Heart of Enya
  • Thirsty Heroes
  • Yakuza Empire

Wednesday - March 10, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 19:39

The Turn Based Lovers present five upcoming turn-based RPGs:

5 Promising Turn-Based RPGs Strategy 2021 | KAEOI14

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  • The Amazing American Circus
  • Mech Armada
  • Lucid Soul
  • Herogrinder: Tactical Combat Arena
  • Tactics Tower Mayhem

Monday - March 01, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - March 2021

by Hiddenx, 19:26

The Turn Based Lovers checked out the upcoming tactical / turn-based games:

On The Radar - March 2021

All the releases of the month.

About choices and consequences

"We are our choices"
– Jean-Paul Sartre

One of the most recurring topic for an aged videogamer/RPG addicted like me is: "Be sure that the story of our game will be heavily influenced by your CHOICES!". I mean, anyone who has ever played, just for once, a pen & paper RPG is well aware that the beauty and the charm of this particular kind of hobby lies in the unpredictability of the player’s choices and in the consequent impact of them on the story.
To better explain what I want to say, I’m going to tell you about what happened to me the very first time I’ve played to a P&P RPG. We were a group of five or six friends, everyone in their late teens, and we were playing to D&D (don’t ask me which version, I’m not an expert…). There was a great atmosphere: laughter, tension and chips were everywhere, and we were really enjoying our adventure, thanks also to a skilled dungeon master.
At a certain point, our characters were in front of a cave with a very narrow entrance. Everybody knew that the inside the cave was full of strong monsters (if I’m not wrong, they were some kind of lizard fighters…) and the idea of going into the cave one at a time was almost a suicide. We were in a deadlock…
But, suddenly, I had an idea.
I asked every player what kind of items they were carrying, and, among a pile of junk, I found exactly what I was looking for, the DEFINITIVE WEAPON: a…uh… strange herb. Nobody really knew what it was for, but I decided to do something a bit crazy with it. First of all, I started a fire very close to the entrance of the cave and then I decided to burn the herb on it. Not satisfied with all this, I used my cloak with the purpose to direct the smoke into the cave. 

[...]

Wednesday - February 10, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 21:41

Five turn-based games presented by the Turn Based Lovers:

5 Upcoming Turn-Based RPGs 2021

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  • Dark Deity
  • Sinistrous
  • Tactical Combat Department
  • Void Marauders
  • HeatWave

Monday - February 01, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar - February 2021

by Hiddenx, 18:12

What's up in the turn-based games world in February? The Turn Based Lovers have some answers:

On The Radar - February 2021

All the turn-based games releases of the month

"I want it all and I want it now"
– Queen

February will be a very strange month. As you can see from the list below, the next weeks will be very interesting for us and full of releases, BUT, for the very first time, I noticed that most of them will be Early Access releases. So, before letting you read my list, I decided to torture you talking about what represents for me this implacable trend of the Early Access releases.
That being said, I have neither time nor the required language skill to write a satisfying article about this topic, so I decided to share with you just a couple of thoughts about it.

Let’s start talking about the possible drawbacks.
Most of the E.A. videogames, at the time of their release, are based on promises, ideas, and features, all things essentially left to our imagination. This means that, when a Steam customer decides to buy an E.A. game, he already knows that he isn’t going to receive what he really wants from the final product, but only a chance to see his own desire satisfied. In other words, he somehow invests (or bets) in the future. In this way, often the buyers aren’t attracted by the qualities that the game already has, but by a handful of promises. From a certain point of view, the purchase of an E.A. videogame is nothing more and nothing less than a gamble and this is something that everyone should be aware of.
This is confirmed also by other circumstances.
Have you ever noticed that it is not so uncommon for an E.A. game to have a very long list of promised features and a very short list of what has been already done? The worst part of it is that often what is promised to the players has nothing to do with the skill of the developers, but only with their imagination, and everybody knows that promises are a double-edged sword (personally I don’t agree with Mark Twain when he says “It is better a broken promise than none at all“).
And you have to consider also that the aforementioned problems may become even bigger if we are talking about a videogame developed by a rookie studio…

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  • SHADOWS BEHIND THE THRONE 2 (E.A.) – 1st February
  • THE CAPTAIN IS DEAD – 3rd February
  • FIELD OF GLORY II: MEDIEVAL – 4th February
  • Doors of Insanity (E.A.) – 10th February
  • Osteoblasts – 12th February
  • Gem Wizards Tactics – 16th February
  • Kitty Tactics – 24th February
  • Space Wreck (E.A.) – 25th February
  • Battle Barn: Tactics – 2021 February
  • Geneforge 1 – Mutagen – 2021 February
  • Might is Right – February 2021
  • Rogueria (E.A.) – February 2021
  • Shores Unknown (E.A.) – February 2021
  • Titankin: Prologue – February 2021
  • Void Eclipse – February 2021
  • Wildemist Isle – February

 

Wednesday - January 27, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 18:19

Five turn-based games presented by the Turn Based Lovers:

5 Upcoming Turn-Based RPGs | KAEOI #10

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Wednesday - January 20, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 18:17

Once Again the Turn Based Lovers found some nice upcoming RPGs:

5 Upcoming Indie Turn-Based RPGs | KAEOI #9

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  • Titankin: Prologue
  • Wildemist Isle
  • Glitched
  • Together in Battle
  • Saturated Outer Space

Thursday - January 14, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 16:16

The Turn Based Lovers collected once more 5 upcoming turn-based RPGs:

Upcoming Indie Turn Based RPGs - KAEOI #8

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Welcome to the eighth episode of Keep An Eye on It. For the uninitiated, this is an article that I publish every Wednesday with a simple formula. I show you 5 upcoming turn-based games, with a short description, and links to the store to wishlist them with the help of my poor English. Let me know what you think about these 5 upcoming indie turn-based RPGs in the comments.

  • RavenWeald
  • Suffering
  • Gods of Sand
  • Cairn: Mathair's Curse
  • Amber Island

Sunday - January 10, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

by Hiddenx, 14:31

As always the Turn Based Lovers keep an eye on turn-based games for us:

Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based RPGs

We are finally in the new year and taking a quick assessment I cannot say that my 2020 has been bad. Life has given me a daughter, work, even if a bit slowed down, has never stopped, so I am grateful and look to 2021 with even more optimism.

Coming to the world of video games, 2020 for turn-based games has been a fantastic year, very prosperous, and full of great releases and new announcements. Here you will find the top 10 according to doubt and a top 5 according to Aiori. As you know, in Keep an Eye On It we talk about games in the works, and therefore we are projecting towards 2021 and often beyond. In this seventh episode I have collected 5 very interesting projects and I can’t wait to read your opinions.

So let’s start this episode with 5 indie turn-based RPGs & strategy games to keep an eye on them.

  • Across the Obelisk
  • Pawnbarian
  • Heretic’s Lot
  • Revival: Recolonization
  • Empis

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Thanks Henriquejr!

Sunday - January 03, 2021

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar: January 2021

by Hiddenx, 08:28

The Turn Based Lovers listed promising upcoming turn-based games for January:

On The Radar – January 2021

The picture in my mind is clear: it’s the 24th of December and there is the “little me” under the covers. It’s almost midnight and I should sleep but I can’t. I’m waiting for something, a blurry reddish shadow, a soft sound of steps on the floor, and, maybe, the faint smell of sweets.
When I was young, Christmas was all here, in the emotions aroused by the expectation.

It didn’t matter what I was waiting for, it could be a robot, a remote-controlled car or the brand new Intellivision. This was not really important. Most of the joy was in the anticipation, in the loooong waiting between the end of the summer and that magical date, but obviously, at that time, I cannot explain why the waiting was so exciting.
The fact is that our imagination, like Lewis Caroll said, “is the only weapon in the war against reality” and in my mind the robot was always a lot cooler, the car a lot faster and the… Intellivision a lot funnier. By this I don’t mean that my gifts were always disappointing, on the contrary, but they simply couldn’t compete against my imagination.

After all, the situation is the same when we are waiting a game for a very long time. In this case, we talk about hype and everyone knows that “the hype” can be very harmful for the game itself (who said Cyberpunk 2077!?!). And who is responsible for that? It’s obvious, the culprit is, again, our imagination. We can say that the more is the hype the more is the power of our imagination. Nowadays is not so uncommon to announce a game many years before its release and, believe me, this is never a good thing. Waiting sharpens the appetite but not forever, so maybe here, as elsewhere, the best way is the middle way!

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Saturday - August 01, 2020

Turn Based Lovers - On The Radar: August 2020

by Hiddenx, 16:03

The Turn Based Lovers listed for us promising upcoming turn-based RPGs for August:

On The Radar – August 2020

  • The Battle of Polytopia – 4th August
  • Approaching Infinity – 7th august
  • Company of Crime – 8th August
  • Popup Dungeon – 12th August
  • The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos – 27th August
  • Wasteland 3 – 28th August
  • Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars – 28th August
  • Battle Barn: Tactics – August
  • Slimesphere – August
  • Baldur’s Gate III – August (E.A.)

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