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Game of the Month July: Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]
The summer months are normally dry seasons for gaming, with barely anything coming out to distract gamers from the searing heat. This year, however, is a whole other story, with some impressive RPGs breaking the summer drought we're used to. Last month saw the release of Pokemon Conquest (which the staff here affectionately refers to as PokemoNobunaga) and Gungnir, excellent additions to the SRPG genre, with one being accessible to all, and the other being soul crushingly difficult.

This month yields more variety with the mainstream blockbuster Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance and the niche favorite Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time. While one offers excellent action RPG gameplay with a plodding pace, the other sports a more involved and interesting story and a strategy-based battle system that may be too daunting for some. Both were highly anticipated by their respective audiences and we here at RPGFan are very satisfied with both games.

It was a difficult decision, but after much deliberation, Kingdom Hearts eked out a bare victory over Growlanser, with its intense and enjoyable battle system winning out over Growlaser's more methodical and strategic gameplay style, despite having an inferior story. Kingdom Hearts may have taken home the gold this month, but Growlanser came behind by a hair and recieves a very close second.

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Explore All RPGFan Games of the Month
November 2013: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds October 2013: Pokémon X & Y September 2013: Valdis Story: Abyssal City August 2013: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn July 2013: Shin Megami Tensei IV June 2013: Muramasa Rebirth May 2013: The Night of the Rabbit April 2013: Soul Sacrifice March 2013: Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk February 2013: Fire Emblem: Awakening January 2013: Ni no Kuni December 2012: Crimson Shroud November 2012: Persona 4 Golden October 2012: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward September 2012: Borderlands 2 August 2012: Guild Wars 2 July 2012: Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] June 2012: The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinov May 2012: Diablo III April 2012: Xenoblade Chronicles March 2012: Mass Effect 3 February 2012: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning January 2012: Final Fantasy XIII-2 December 2011: Star Wars: The Old Republic November 2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword October 2011: Dark Souls

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